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Philadelphia celebrates the 100 years of Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway, highlighted by its museum avenue

Philadelphia celebrates the 100 years of Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway, highlighted by its museum avenue

Bordered by museums and artworks, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in Philadelphia, celebrates its 100 years. And there are many events underway!

Philadelphia celebrates the 100 years of Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway, highlighted by its museum avenue

Iconic boulevard of Pennsylvania state's capital, the Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway features fountains, parks and monuments, like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, famous since the scene from « Rocky Steps », interpreted by Sylvester Stallone. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, it will welcome special attractions, exhibitions and unique ephemeral installations.

In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway celebrates its 100 years

Until the 16th of November 2018, a colorful program awaits Philly's visitors ! Cai Guo-Qiang has set up his « Fireflies », where one takes place in amusing rickshaws, decorated with Chinese lanterns, to discover the city differently. As for the Mural Arts Program, it invites you to discover 20 artistic frescoes that are presented on the walls of different buildings around the city.

Philadelphie Fireflies
In order to make room for convoys of rickshaws, car circulation is at a standstill in the center of Philadelphia. © Jeff Fusco
Philadelphie musée Rodin
In homage to the French sculptor, the Rodin museum of this American city has installed a replica of the Thinker's statue. © Andrea Golod

The wonderland lights of « Philly »

And that's not all...  To attract you to the animated streets of « Philly », five large spherical and colored fountains will be illuminated at nightfall, and will project magical lights. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway will take on the allure of Stargate,…

Philadelphie Winter Fountains
The Winter Fountains are one of the most spectacular attractions of Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway. © AFPA

Philadelphia, arty passion and intense nightlife.