Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The kids from Saul

The students from W.B. Saul High School always do a fine job at the show, and I'm happy to see their 2011 exhibit filled with visitors this afternoon. Its subject is the history and design of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, otherwise known as "Philadelphia's Avenue des Champs Elysees." It was designed by French urban planner Jacques Henri Auguste Greber in 1917 and, as most mobile Philadelphians know, it stretches (comme un speedway) from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Champs Elysees ends at the Arc de Triomph. So we have both here - the art museum and the arch, decked out for spring. Would've been nice to have talked to a student, but none was around. Catch you next time.

The kids from Saul

The students from W.B. Saul High School always do a fine job at the show, and I'm happy to see their 2011 exhibit filled with visitors this afternoon. Its subject is the history and design of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, otherwise known as "Philadelphia's Avenue des Champs Elysees." It was designed by French urban planner Jacques Henri Auguste Greber in 1917 and, as most mobile Philadelphians know, it stretches (comme un speedway) from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Champs Elysees ends at the Arc de Triomph. So we have both here - the art museum and the arch, decked out for spring. Would've been nice to have talked to a student, but none was around. Catch you next time.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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