As promised, I have one more Philadelphia museum to tell you about – the one I heard the most about before going and, arguably, one of the most visited attractions in the city.
Not for what you think though.
As you approach the museum, it slowly comes into view, completely dwarfed by a massive staircase.
How about now?
Didn’t I warn you yesterday that you’d be humming Gonna Fly Now all day?
The stairs are jam-packed full of people taking photos of themselves, (attempting) to sprint up and lounging around but few actually made it past the top step to what’s beyond it.
Let me tell you: that’s a huge mistake.
Beyond one of the most iconic sites in pop culture, you’ll find the Philadelphia Museum of Art – one of the very best museums I have ever gone to and that’s not something I say lightly.
I loved it so much I actually contemplated not posting photos, so as not to spoil it and just writing a critic post that this museum is incredible and should be on your bucket list.
However, I couldn’t give up the chance to relive it so I’ll give you a quick peak.
The building itself is a work of art.
Massive and incredibly detailed, you can’t just rush from room to room, looking for artist names you know. You have to take in the whole experience – a work of art, housing works of art.
I know, very Inceptiony but in the best way. Believe me.
Of course, the museum does have the big names.
Then show you incredible rooms that you can’t help but picture yourself hosting a party in, wearing said jewels.
You can almost see the the distant landscapes surrounding you just outside your palace windows (what, don’t tell me you wouldn’t think the same thing).
There’s pottery from around the world.
How gorgeous is this “Fall of Icarus”?
Even an entire ancient courtyard, complete with a trickling fountain.
Did I mention that elevators?
They’re very Tardis looking. I’ll let you know now though, it’s not the Tardis. I checked.
You could spend an entire day in the museum and not see everything.
You’ll emerge into the bright sunlight with the biggest, goofiest smile on your face but how can you help it when you’ve spent a day with the greats?
If you go to Philadelphia, you have to stop by! You can find the museum at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Promise me though that you’ll move beyond just the steps!