I was bored out of my mind earlier today while waiting for something from one of my customers, so I was flipping through the pictures on my phone and found two worthy of posting here on my bliggity blog, because I just think they're so daggone cool.
This picture is of the Wanamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia. This building hosts the largest playing pipe organ in the world! Wanamaker's has changed hands a few times over the past 10 years or so, and is now Macy*s. The ladies in my family go down every Christmas to see the light show -- we all know it by heart :-) -- and to do a little shopping while we're there. During the Christmas season, the organ's pipes are covered by the Christmas Light Show Spectacular (I think that's what they call it) during the season, and when it's all taken down, this is the view you get while inside the center of the store. (I will most definitely post pictures of the Christmas show when it's that most wonderful time of the year :-))
How amazing is this?! And to think it's inside one of the buildings downtown. Incredible. If you click here, you can see information about Friends of the Wanamaker Organ, and even purchase CDs if you like orchestral pieces written around organs. (I am in no way affiliated with the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ, I just figured I'd post their site in case any of you are interested in learning more about this incredible instrument.)
There is so much incredible architecture in Philly, it's hard to capture it all while you're strolling the streets. I particularly love Old City, so next time I'll have to remember to bring my trusty camera and take shots for all of you to see. I actually took this picture when I was in the city for the grand opening of Paper Source's Walnut Street store, at which I won one of the hourly drawings!