Easter Sunday Along the Schuylkill River Banks

The east and west banks of the Schuylkill River are part of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park which — at 4,180 acres — is the largest landscaped park in the United States. Following are a few pictures captured on Easter Sunday along the east bank of this majestic river.

Flowering trees, a sparkling blue river, bridges, and towering skyscrapers lend themselves to an aesthetically pleasing panorama.

A young couple snuggles together beneath a copse of Dogwood trees in bloom.

Upriver, a pre-teen and his parents stroll along the river bank, taking advantage of the mild spring weather.

A rower practices his stroke, perhaps preparing for one of the many regatta events taking place in 2014.

North of Boathouse Row, one finds Swedish sculptor Carl Milles’s piece, “Playing Angels,” a highly photogenic sculpture.

Detail, “Playing Angels.”

More flowering Dogwoods, more young love. And streetlamps.

On a sunny day such as this one, it’s advisable to wear sunblock with an SPF of 50 or higher . . .

. . . unless you’re a statue, of course. In this photo, a bronze sculpture of Olympic champion John B. Kelly Sr. (father of Academy Award-winning actress Grace Kelly) rows in perpetuity near the grandstands north of Boathouse Row.

Graffiti under one of the many bridges which passes over the Schulykill River, connecting east and west.

Baby Girl the Boxer gazes with intensity at the sights and sounds passing around her.

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4 comments

  1. Nice comment on the sunscreen! Love the picture of the rower. So peaceful Gina. What a great way to spend Easter Sunday. Wish I was there with you.

  2. I love your photos of the angel sculptures! As often as I’ve been to this area of our city as a child – I never quite noticed its beauty as I now appreciate (thanks to seeing your great photos.) Can you believe this incredible Spring weather we are having especially these last two weeks? I’ve pushed this awful past winter into the back of my mind now for good! Your photo of the dogwood tree is particularly stunning, Gina!

    • Thanks for your feedback, Patricia! That angel statue gets me every time: I love it. And yes, this weather is great! I’m sorry to say I missed about a week of it, though. Jeff and I were in Wisconsin, where it was in the forties and raining almost every day. (SOOOO happy to be home!)

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