Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Rocky Statue

While in Center City Philadelphia yesterday with my dad, we briefly stopped out front of the art museum to get some photos of me in front of the Rocky statue.

You may remember the 1976 movie "Rocky" where Sylvester Stallone portrays a little-known fighter that gets his big break and fights the heavy-weight champ Apollo Creed. In the movie, Rocky does a series of epic workouts that include him running through the city's Italian Market, beating up meat, and scaling the now-famous steps in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum. To this day, you can regularly see residents and visitors alike running up the steps and doing the Rocky dance at the top.

For a little while, you could find the statue at the top of the stairs, center front of the museum, but due to it's questionable artistic value, it was moved south to the stadium area. Because many Philadelphians see Rocky as a local hero, the statue has again been relocated, this time to its newish home near the street towards the north side of the museum.

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