I planned a trip to Philadelphia without realizing that it could coincide with a parade should the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
As Eagle's fans will not soon forget, the Eagles flew that day. Fortunately for my travel plans -- I needed to pick my brother up on Wednesday from the 30th Street Amtrak station which is close to the parade route -- the parade wasn't until the next day.
Although it would have been fun to say 'I was there that day,' we avoided the crowds and opted to go downtown the day after the parade. Here's how it looked.
The statue of Benjamin Franklin perched on the side of the American Philosophical Society's Library Hall was still dressed in an Eagles' cap and flag.
Green and white ticker tape remnants along the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's steps.
A view from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art looking back upon the trampled grounds along the parade route on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
By 1 p.m. on Friday much of the trash had been picked up. This overflowing box of cups, cans and bottles was one of the few remaining piles of litter waiting to be picked up by sanitation workers.
Once again Rocky fans were able to pose under the ROCKY statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Young girl leans on Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna as she checks the sole of her shoe.
Bride and groom pose for photos in front of the Neptune fountain in Schönbrunn Park in Vienna during a hot August afternoon.
Gvido Augusts, 84, stands in one of his studio spaces in front of “Specters of the Revolution“ holding an owl (found throughout his body of work) drawn on cardboard. His home is filled with a lifetime worth of art (sketchbooks, paintings, prints, books, woodwork, and metalwork) in closets, on walls and even in the garage.
Tina Green-Price, director and gallery curator for the Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University, contemplates the best arrangement of Augusts’ paintings in “A Contemporary Exhibit” which is on display November 1 - December 11.
Gvido shows off one of his recent sketchbooks to visitors during the exhibit’s reception on November 9. Seven other Oregon artists were also featured and present at the event.
Augusts explains a shortcut to learning how to draw proportions: begin by tracing objects on a magazine page and then enhance the image by adding your own design. Use this sketch as a prototype for a painting.
Rasma, Augusts' wife of 53 years, gives her input on something related to the event. Rasma and their son Gundars manage Augusts’ art career including the business and marketing.
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