Friday, November 12, 2010

Random Acts of Culture

How could you not have a wonderful day after experiencing this while shopping.  Thanks to my friend Connie for sending this link.

(Having lived previously outside Philadelphia in South Jersey, I thought I recognized the Wanamaker organ.  When I lived there in the 80s, there was a Wanamaker's Department Store, apparently now a Macy's.  Good to see the organ is still in operation!)
Where the organ resides in the Grand Court.
They just don't make deparment stores like this anymore.


Maureen said...

I grew up in and outside of Philadelphia and a trip to Wanamakers was an EVENT. As a child, I then went to Woodward and Lothrop in Washington DC for my special shopping but no organ.

Thanks for the link to a moving performance.

Pat said...

Now you've jogged MY memory - my former in-laws used to live in the DC area and I had forgotten all about W&L. I'm trying to think where I would want to go for a big "event" in today's world, and nothing comes to mind.....