above the stairways
third floor foyer area
archive room's door
second room, full of paintings on recreated shipping crates (founder Stephen Girard was a wealthy sea captain and merchant)
dirty fingerprints on the door
awesome sound and sculpture installation in the third room
Because no trip would be complete without some illicit exploration... we snuck through these doors into an identical foyer area, up the small staircase pictured above, through the unlocked door at the top (how silly!) and into the attic area where we found this...
this is a view of the skylights from above. we could peer down into the rooms from broken panes of glass and spy on the visitors!
There is still one weekend left to see this incredible building (and some cool art) if you're in the Philly area. I HIGHLY recommend it!! And it's FREE!!!