Philly, you are the best city of all the cities. In honor of your loveliness, I’ve teamed up with four other fab Philly lady bloggers to bring our readers the ultimate list of all the things you must do, see, eat, drink, and visit in our fair city. A Philly bucket list, if you will, filled with unique things to make you say “hmmm that sounds interesting,” and more obvious things to make you go, “duh! Why have I not done that yet?” Below you’ll get my contribution to the list, and when you’re done, click over to the rest of the list on each blog. Here goes!
Watch out Rocky, there’s a new statue in town! The next time you’re walking down 18th Street between Spruce & Pine, be a little nosy & take a peek in the big window.
You’ll probably notice a statue, and it will be decorated. Pretty basic, right? Well, walk by that statue again in a week or two. Different decorations. A few weeks later, same statue, different look. Are we sensing a trend here?
“Mister 1801” is a statue with some very creative owners. They dress him up in costumes corresponding to holidays, seasons, sports, important city events, & more. This statue stalking has now become part of my weekend routine. I am always the girl stopping on the street to take pictures of him, and thank goodness others are too! Mister 1801 has a fancy facebook page where his almost 200 fans share pictures of their favorite costumes & ask the owners questions about his origin.
In addition to the relevant national & local commentary via costume, if you’re fond of animals, you may catch a few felines making an appearance every once and a while. I didn’t snap any photos of them because frankly I’m not much of a cat person.
Have you ever passed Mister 1801? More importantly: what was he wearing?