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Historic Philly

Broad Street And A View Of City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Beautiful city but didn't get to see many of the historical sites due to the government shutdown .. Oct 2013

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Grand Old Philadelphia Building - "Abandoned" by Bob Jagendorf, via Flickr (wait ... this was the ___ hotel ?? the Union ... ??? ... I should know this!!)

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The Divine Lorraine Hotel, also known as the Lorraine Apartments, stands at the corner of Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Thinker, Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Auguste Rodin originally conceived a smaller version of this sculpture to sit atop his monumental bronze portal entitled The Gates of Hell (1880-1917). The figure was intended to represent Italian poet Dante Alighieri pondering The Divine Comedy, his epic story of Paradise and Inferno. However, in 1889 Rodin exhibited the sculpture independently of The Gates, giving it the title The Thinker, and in 1902 he embarked on a larger version.

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The Divine Lorraine Hotel Philadelphia,PA. A lifetime ago. The building was closed in 1999 and sold in 2000 by the International Peace Mission. In May 2006 it was resold to Lorraine Hotel LP. to be converted into apartments. Development has stalled however, and the building remains in a dilapidated state, covered with graffiti, with windows boarded up or open to the weather.