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头天晚上,室友的同学招待我去中国城吃饭。坊间的招牌楹联看起来挺热闹。那家餐馆的女老板据说社交特别活跃,名字照片不时见报。这从店内大大小小的与名人合影可见一斑。大红灯笼,装饰画,财神,店里装潢喜气洋洋,拥挤局促。

泡萝卜丝清脆爽口,酸中带甜,而且雪白养眼。比小时候我家做的好。嗯,好些年没吃到了。芋头扣肉这搭配对我而言算新鲜,浓而不腻。可惜两个女孩眼大胃口小,只能打包。

游客信息中心几个工作人员一身18世纪的装束,颇有趣。清秀窈窕的姑娘,束腰大篷裙,坎肩,长袖,草帽,还挽了竹篮,活脱脱小说中走出来的田园淑女。棕色布衣的农妇手持梭子,让我们触摸不同密度的羊毛线,感受不同的柔软度。乐师演奏众人熟悉的曲目,小吏派发旅游快讯。

Independence Hall的导游就逊色多了,耷着头,无精打采的强调。本来不算难看的脸,一下子就显得有些贼眉鼠眼。原可引人入胜的历史典故,现在成了例行公事,干瘪无味。很少见到这样的老美。

另一处大楼的黑人大叔更莫名其妙,拖着腔,极其夸张的口气,要我的手袋安检。大约他自己还以为颇风趣。联想早上目露凶光盯我的乞丐,哎,今天遇到的怪人真多!

罗丹艺术馆不大,静静坐在幽深的小院里。院前的思考者,门上的地狱,还有多数展品,都在对我这头牛弹琴。不明白坟墓里探出的手诉说什么,只有Athlete健硕的体格,Burghers of Calais 褴褛的衣衫,忧愁的眼睛,悲伤的面容让我略微体会到大师的神技!

从City Hall到艺术博物馆,好些有特色有历史的建筑。这一带绿化做得好,林荫道,大草坪,小花园,喷泉,长椅,据说市民休闲娱乐钟爱此处。

艺术博物馆和前面的台阶,广场挺有气势。我喜欢那组印第安人雕像,狩猎捕鱼,男子骁勇伟岸,女子健美丰腴;甩尾巴的肥鱼,城市里少见的野兽,令人憧憬他们与自然的亲密。几个teenager酷酷的在广场上玩滑板,宣泄他们无穷的精力。

博物馆后很大的公园,面积超过城中心。浮萍覆盖了一小段河面。难得的好天气,蔚蓝的晴空,白云象朵朵棉花。清风拂过,提醒我们珍惜夏天的尾巴。
Are you in Philly???

That's my favorite city in the US (second to Boston though smile )
Ariel at 8/27/2005 11:41 快速引用
Hehe, Philly is famous for its musuems, and also its large blackman population 8) .

Have you noticed that in Burghers of Calais, there are two men from the same model wink
eeeif at 8/27/2005 12:01 快速引用
"芋头扣肉这搭配对我而言算新鲜" Really? This is one of my favorites.

Did you try famous Philly steak?

Did you meet or witness any famous Philly black buddies? My driving skill came from the wrestling against them on 95. And further "improved" by the intelligle Bostonian noble, of course.
havefun at 8/27/2005 13:24 快速引用
费城我去过好几次
除了那个大钟啥也不记得了
饭店价钱倒是比波士顿稍便宜
偶同学还老惦记着再来波士顿吃
Laughing
Annie at 8/27/2005 21:36 快速引用
eeeif :
Hehe, Philly is famous for its musuems, and also its large blackman population 8) .

Have you noticed that in Burghers of Calais, there are two men from the same model wink


Philly's got the the biggest obese crowd too, percentage-wise.
neeraj at 8/28/2005 00:54 快速引用
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