Philadelphia: City of art and science (photos)

Today’s post is by Runaway Juno, a South Korean blogger with a taste for adventure. She is currently traveling across the USA and blogging about her experiences at

During my US roadtrip, I spent five good days in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (or Philly, as everybody calls it). It was a long stay, considering I’m on the road with limited time, but I still felt like I wasn’t done with the place.

Philly was all about art and science. Art-wise, the most appealing part was the murals. True to its nickname, “Mural City USA,” murals can be seen anywhere in Philadelphia. Moreover, these art projects were painted, made, and created by the people of the city. And they’re on-going.

Science-wise, I was glad to know that Ben Franklin is one of the most famous people in the city, even though he is not standing over the city hall. As a science geek, I’m quite familiar with Ben Franklin’s astonishing work but didn’t know that he did his work in Philly. You can guess where I spent a good part of my time while I was in the city. Yes, the Franklin Institute!

Here are city views of Philadelphia, PA, seen through my eyes.

Photos: A Traveler’s View of Philadelphia

Philly Juno Love Statue

Love Statue and me!

Philly City Hall

City Hall, my favorite building in Philly.

Sphinx at Penn Museum

Phil the Sphinx at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.The third largest Sphinx in the world.

University of Pennsylvania Museum

University of Pennsylvania Museum from the outside.

Feel the liberty at Philly

Feel the liberty at Liberty Bell Center.

”]Philly Ben Franklin
Franklin Institute

Franklin Science Institute.

Church at Philly

Beautiful church.

City hall from afar

City Hall and Love Square.

Philly Rocky Statue

The Rocky statue is another big attraction in Philly.

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market.

Amish towels in Reading Terminal Market in Philly

Amish towels in Reading Terminal Market.

Finding Home

Finding Home, one of the 3000+ murals in the city.

Big bus tour in Philly

The Big Bus Tour and Broad Street.

The bridge

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, on the Big Bus Tour.

Philly China Town


Jones Stephen Starr Restaurant Philadelphia

Jones, a Stephen Starr Restaurant in Philadelphia.

First Friday in Philly

First Friday in Philly.

First Friday in Philly

First Friday in Philly.

Washington Square

Washington Square.

Taste of Summer, mural at Philly

Taste of Summer, one of 3000+ murals in Philly.

Philadelphia Neighborhood

Philadelphia neighborhood with beautiful old buildings everywhere.

Basilica Of St Peter & Paul, from afar

Basilica of St Peter & Paul, from afar.

Philly Neighborhood

Philly neighborhood.

Philly, at a random place

A random building I saw outside of Center City.

About the Writer

Korean travel blogger Runaway Juno

Juno Kim, as known as Runaway Juno, is an avid backpacker and former Mechanical Engineer.

An escapee of the corporate life– which she calls the “cubic farm”– Juno now spends her days visiting and blogging about beautiful destinations around the world. A firm believer in serendipity, she’s committed to living life with passion and love.

Follow Juno on and Twitter (@runawayjuno ). Sign up for the free Runaway Juno newsletter to get updates on her adventures.

About Juno Kim

"Runaway Juno" has backpacked her way across Asia, North America, New Zealand and Europe. Juno is a lover of craft beer, street art and science. Follow her on Twitter at @runawayjuno!