A Day in the Life of a Mobile Phone

Beauty Abounds
This is one of the murals commissioned by the Philadelphia Mural Arts program, the largest public art organization in the U.S., linking artists with neighborhoods to beautify public spaces. The mural transforms an otherwise drab brick facade into a veritable masterpiece.

The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Statue - PMA
A few feet to the left of “The Birth of Venus,” one finds Venus and Cupid.

Jupiter and Callisto
Jupiter and Callisto painting (detail).

Self-Portrait with Yoga Mat
Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All kinds of family-friendly activities are offered that night, including a yoga class in the Great Stair Balcony from 6-7 p.m. Some yogis choose to view the surrounding galleries afterwards, toting around their rolled-up mats like foam rubber trophies.

Near Rittenhouse Square
The interesting thing about the photo above (captured in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood) is that the surroundings seemed just as surreal as the image might suggest. How fortunate that I was able to capture the ambience using the assistance of a trusted mobile companion.

Nighty night!

Note: All photos in this post were captured using a MyTouch Slide 4G. Editing done on Picasa.

12 responses to “A Day in the Life of a Mobile Phone”

  1. gentlestitches Avatar

    I enjoyed this post a lot! A smorgasbord of arty delights!

  2. Thanks for dropping by to leave a comment. “Smorgasbord” seems an apt description for this post, and the best part is: no calories. 😉 Happy Sunday!

  3. All the art reminds me of my last few weeks on the central coast: trendy beach shacks and the priceless art/sculptures at the Hearst Castle. The flawless white bodies are my favorite. Porcelain gods (not to be confused with the toilet.)

    1. Ha! Porcelain gods, indeed. You’re so fortunate to have spent the past few weeks along the Pacific Coast, Angie. And Hearst Castle–whew! Phenomenal stuff. (I’ve visited once, and hope to return someday soon.)

      1. I can recite Hearst’s biographical movie, “Building the Dream,” nearly line for line after watching it three times, I know where the most convenient bathrooms are, and know the bus schedule like the back of my hand! I am lucky.

      2. Lucky, indeed. That place is out of this world.

  4. i’m loving your blog – we should collaborate on a project sometime 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving such a flattering comment. I viewed your site and really enjoyed what I saw. Would love to collaborate with you sometime. I think our styles may be compatible.

  5. Deine wunderbaren Bilder verbinden antike mit moderner Kunst. Einfach fantastisch. Danke Dir. Ernst

    1. Danke, Ernst, für Ihren Kommentar. Die Fotografie zeige ich in diesem Blog ist nichts ohne Zuschauer, die es zu schätzen wissen. Liebe Grüße.

  6. Beautiful post, Gina Marie! While I love all the examples of sculpture you chose here – the mobile phone photography really grabs me!! What a phenomenal sky over Rittenhouse Sq. – I love how continually great you make our city appear!

    1. Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment, Patricia. I’m pleased with how the mobile photos are turning out. The new device was a wise investment. And moving to Philly was an even wiser one! 😉

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