Philadelphia

A horse is a horse, of course, of course unless it’s walking down Broad Street. Then It’s A Great PR Stunt

Yesterday I was leaving the dress rehearsal of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s A Tribute to Jerome Robbins, which opened last night and plays through Sunday. Go, go, go, go. It was great fun, and funny, reminds me of several great old Broadway show. So I leave the Academy of Music and I see a back up of cars, wondering what it was. Then as I near City Hall I spot this horse and guy dressed, well like this.

I cross the street nearly getting killed, thinking my SM followers will love this, and they did. Then I recognized Stefanie Santo, Franklin Institute’s,  Director of Public Relations and this was part of the promotion of their new exhibit: Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life

The new traveling exhibit, “Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life” ,
which opens May 9 at the Franklin Institute, is the true
story of this notorious conqueror. Fascinated by the genius of
Khan, Don Lessem, the curator of the exhibit, wanted to “set the record
straight.” “He was a man who came from nothing. But he knew he was to going to rule the world,” said Lessem.

The exhibit has more than 200 artifacts including weapons, jewels, monuments, and documents up to 1,000 years old—many never seen before,
present a startling perspective of Genghis Khan as the world’s greatest
civilizer and source of many modern Western customs and traditions. 
Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia by entering the tents,
battlegrounds, and marketplaces of a vanished world;

Genghis Khan stepped over part of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) which was being put in place for a six-week outdoor art exhibition at the foot of City Hall. Showcasing close to 2,000 images shot during Philly Photo Day 2014, the photos will be on display May 9-June 21, 2015 at Dilworth Park, visitors are invited to walk through two columns of 11-inch photographs that provide a unique view of the highs and lows of everyday life including children turning sidewalks into their personal stage, Philadelphia landmarks rising into the setting sun, and even the tragedy in a shattered jar of honey.

Back to Genghis Khan, guests will be able to examine
the saddles and armor used by the Mongol Warriors, become immersed in a
an attacking stampede of horses (video), and see different styles of
bow and arrows used by the cavalry, including flaming arrows used to
spread fire on the battlefield. 
kids are going to love launching
catapults and fire arrows, or playing the roles as general, princess, or spy
in Khan’s army
Before I ran into Genghis Khan on Broad Street he had visited Rittenhouse Square, then walked down Locust Street to Broad and then down the center of the street. Quite a sight.
Then it was onto Love Park

for photo opps
and a blessing from Jesus. Go check out the Genghis Khan  at the Franklin Institute.

Genghis Khan: Bring The Legend to Life
May 9, 2015-January 3, 2016
Daytime Tickets (Includes General Admission to The Franklin Institute)
Adults $29.95; Children (3-11) $24.95                             
Evening Tickets (Admission to The Art of the Brick; after 5pm)

Adults: $19.95; Children: $14.95 (ages 3-11)