On this architectural photography workshop, we’ll spend the morning exploring the sights and delights along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is actually a part of Philadelphia’s park system. Starting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ending at City Hall, we’ll walk along the Parkway, enjoying statues by Rodin, a giant sculpture of Ben Franklin, and exceptionally handsome buildings of various styles, including Neoclassical, French Second Empire, Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern.
Then during the afternoon, we’ll see, learn, and photograph the architecture of the historic heart of Philadelphia, our city that contributed so much to the genesis of an independent United States and to its first fifty years.
Within a relatively compact area, we will experience more than a dozen important historic buildings and sites, including:
- Independence Hall, the “Birthplace of America”
- The Liberty Bell
- Carpenters’ Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774
- A trio of buildings by Philadelphia’s great Greek Revivalist, William Strickland