Friday, February 1, 2013

Rocky...Gonna Fly Now


Last week I was talking on the phone with my brother, Tom, and for some reason we got on the topic of the movie, Rocky.

And what’s really strange is that for being someone who doesn’t care much for boxing or fighting, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this film. In fact, I can still remember the day I first saw it when I was living in NYC, back in the late seventies. I went with a group of friends, who were also students at the acting school I attended in Manhattan. And if I remember correctly, I think we saw it at a movie theater down in Greenwich Village.

What I enjoy most about this movie is that it exemplifies the power of tenacity and spirit. And that regardless of how life at times tells us that we can’t do something, we do it anyway. And beat the odds.

To me, Rocky is really not a move just about boxing, because the overall theme of this story could pertain to anything.

The theme is universal.

Anything is possible.

And that's what people feel, whenever they view this movie.

As you all know I live in Philadelphia, which is where much of Rocky was filmed. And if you’ve ever seen it, you can’t help but remember the famous scene in which Rocky Balboa runs up the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum, while the movie's theme song, Gonna Fly Now, plays in the background.

Well, as a special post for my brother Tom, I walked over to the art museum last week and took a few photos of this memorable spot, where you’ll often see tourists and residences alike, snapping photos of where Balboa once stood.

And I can't tell you how much fun it is to watch people standing on Rocky’s footprints, while raising their arms in the air; reenacting the scene from the movie and having their photographs taken.

Which just goes to show you how much this film classic has touched people from all over the world.

Here is a photo of the Rocky statue….


This sculpture was originally placed at the top of the museum stairs, which overlooked the skyline of Philadelphia. However, it was eventually moved to the side of the stairs on street level.


Rocky Balboa’s sneaker prints.


A view of Philadelphia from the museum stairs, back then. (photo from the movie)


Same view, today.

And just to add some silliness to this post, I would like to share a few photos I created over at Face In Hole.

And Tom, I love ya, bro!

*waving from Philly*




Wishing you a Rocky Balboa weekend everyone!
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60 Comments:

  1. Looking good, Ronnie!!! I also remember the time and place I saw that movie.....at an 8th grade party.....my first boy/girl party! They must have had HBO, because this was before VCRs. A great memory for me as well.......we played 'We are the Champions' nonstop on the record player all night! Oh to be young and invincible again!

    Have a super weekend!

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  2. Jay of The Depp EffectFebruary 01, 2013

    Bwahahahahaha!! Those photos are hilarious, Ron! Oooh, you look good as a boxer!!

    "And I can't tell you how much fun it is to watch people standing on
    Rocky’s footprints, while raising their arms in the air; reenacting the
    scene from the movie and having their photographs taken."

    I can imagine! And it reminds me so much of being in Pisa, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, where the leaning tower is, watching all the people posing for photos. There is a constant line of them, all along the edge of the grass there, all standing with their arms up at a 45 degree angle pretending to support the tower - and all with silly grins on their faces! It's so funny. Naturally I had to pose, too!

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  3. I love that film too Ron. I didn't know it was filmed in Philly. Great photos, especially the ones of you showing your six pack! (wink)

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  4. Good morning Ronnie,

    Yo, man!

    On top of the museum of arts steps:) I was really happy seeing this, and with a blanket of snow. My heart goes out to ya, Philly. Wonderful photos, my friend!!

    I am like you, I LOVE this film. I am same as you are, not into boxing, but loving the spirit of the film. Just as you said, Rocky "exemplifies the power of tenacity and spirit". Right you are... Look at how Rock worked. He did always believe; he had his doubts and down times. But, he stuck with it!

    I have Rocky,Rocky II and the end, Rocky Balboa on DVD. In Rocky II, the church where Rocky & Adrian were married is special. That is St Thomas d'aquinas RC Church. My Grandad was baptised there!

    I am not as much as a film buff as you but I love just about everything how Rocky is. It was a low budget production to start, which gives it a gritty and realistic style. And, you can't beat the view from the museum.

    Big hugs to you my friend. You are lookin' mean with your tabs Woo!
    Have a super weekend. xoxox

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  5. Dianne WilsonFebruary 01, 2013

    this is fabulous!!
    love you as Rocky
    and love your photos, well done!

    I think the Rocky movie is just as you describe it along with being a movie about love. Rocky and Adrian were a lovely real couple

    waving to Tom from NJ. Yo brother, I want a hug from you one day.

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  6. Wow, Ron, you look great in boxing trunks! You must be working out.

    I saw "Rocky" in a sneak preview at a theater on E.59th Street in Manhattan. I was student at Hunter College and I went with one of my classmates-and we had a great time! Such a moving, inspiring film!

    And you're right--the theme goes way beyond boxing and I think that's why so many people loved it. The film really does exemplify "the power of tenacity and spirit."


    Next time I get to Philly, I've got to go to the museum and do the Rocky dance!

    Great post, buddy! Have a fabulous weekend and remember to keep your left up!

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  7. Wow....you have SNOW! :-) And wow has that skyline changed a bit since the movie. Kinda makes me sad they moved the statue--but I can understand it. Did I know they put footprints there? Nope--that's pretty nifty! Awesome photo, btw. *laughing* Nice shorts?


    I watched Rocky. Darned if I can remember where or when or with whom. But I do know I've seen it! And I do remember the determination and tenacity. I suspect since that was the heart of the theme, the film did it's job. And I remember the iconic scene at the top of the gallery.


    Mostly I'm just glad you and Tom are staying connected--and it made me smile that you put this together after a chat with him on the phone. It was a heart smile--so it's doubly good, I think.

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  8. You are sooooo right! This movie is all about being able to do and get the impossible if you let your dream be the force that guides you. Every person and I mean every human has the dream to succeed at something and to be able to have this something create the life they want. When I watched Rocky for the 725th time I still felt warm and motivated.
    I was once going to be a prize fighter. My name would have not been Rocky, it would have been Cocky, because I kept on getting the shit beat of me.
    My Philly Friend have a wonderful warm weekend.

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  9. Gooood morning Bijoux~

    Aw...thanks, my friend. I'm a stud-muffin aren't I?

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha!

    " I also remember the time and place I saw that movie.....at an 8th grade party.....my first boy/girl party! They must have had HBO, because this was before VCRs."

    Oh what a GREAT memory!!! Yes, back then they didn't even have VCR's.

    "we played 'We are the Champions' nonstop on the record player all night!"



    OMG...I LOVE, QUEEN!!!! Freddy had an AMAZING voice, didn't he???


    Thanks so much for stopping by, B. Have a SUPER champion weekend!

    X

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  10. Hey there Jay~

    Aw, thank you. Face In Hole is such a FUN place to make photos of yourself. I discovered it about 4 years ago.

    "And it reminds me so much of being in Pisa, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, where the leaning tower is, watching all the people posing for photos. There is a constant line of them, all along the edge of the grass there, all standing with their arms up at a 45 degree angle pretending to support the tower."



    OMG...yes, the leaning tower of Pisa!!!! I bet it's a blast seeing that! One of these days I MUST get to Italy!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my Libra friend! Have a super-duper weekend!

    X,
    Rocky

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  11. Good morning Pearl~

    Yes, much of Rocky was filmed in Philly. Other parts were shot in LA.

    "especially the ones of you showing your six pack! (wink)"



    Tee, hee! Aren't I stud-muffin?


    Wouldn't it be great if it were THAT easy to get a six pack?


    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear! Wishing you an awesome weekend!


    X

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  12. Yo, Barb!

    " I was really happy seeing this, and with a blanket of snow. My heart goes out to ya, Philly."

    I took these photos the day after it had snowed last week. OMG...it was FREEZING that day because not only was it cold, but the wind was BLOWING fiercely. My jaw was frozen shut - HA!

    "Just as you said, Rocky "exemplifies the power of tenacity and spirit". Right you are... Look at how Rock worked. He did always believe; he had his doubts and down times. But, he stuck with it!"

    Amen!

    "In Rocky II, the church where Rocky & Adrian were married is special. That is St Thomas d'aquinas RC Church. My Grandad was baptised there!"

    Oh, how COOL! Yup, I know exactly where that church is in South Philly.

    "It was a low budget production to start, which gives it a gritty and realistic style. And, you can't beat the view from the museum."



    That's what I love about this film, it was filmed on a shoe-string budget, yet ended up being a HUGE success!


    GO, Rocky!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super weekend!


    Much X to you and D!

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  13. Good morning Lady Dianne~

    Yo, Adrian! HA!

    "I think the Rocky movie is just as you describe it along with being a movie about love. Rocky and Adrian were a lovely real couple."

    You said it! I loved Talia Shire in this film. She was PERFECT in the role. You hardly ever see her in anything anymore.



    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Wishing you a faaaaaabulous weekend!


    X to you, Hope, Siren, and Isadora!

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  14. ...and I wonder how many photos have been taken of people standing on his footprints!

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  15. Hey there Rob~

    "Wow, Ron, you look great in boxing trunks! You must be working out."

    Yup, I just started a new exercise regime, and I can't believe how FAST the results were - HAHAHAHAHHHAHAHA!

    "I saw "Rocky" in a sneak preview at a theater on E.59th Street in Manhattan. I was student at Hunter College and I went with one of my classmates-and we had a great time! Such a moving, inspiring film!"

    OMG, yes, Hunter College! I remember that well!!!

    "Next time I get to Philly, I've got to go to the museum and do the Rocky dance!"



    Definitely! But, you gotta remember to bring your boxing gloves, okay?


    HAHAHAHHAHAHA!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have super weekend!


    X

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  16. I didn't see the film, Ron, so I can't comment on it. At first I thought you were writing about Rocky Marciano (spelling?). Wasn't he a boxer or is my memory failing again? I am interested in the link you gave for Face in Hole. I think I could have some fun with that. Do you still have snow?


    Enjoy your weekend, my friend.

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  17. Hiya Suzi~


    OMG....I bet MILLIONS!!!!


    I really wish they had kept the statue at the top of the stairs because you could capture the greatest photo of Philly, by standing behind the statue; getting a view of the skyline.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super weekend!


    X

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  18. Good morning Valerie~

    "I didn't see the film, Ron, so I can't comment on it. At first I thought you were writing about Rocky Marciano (spelling?). Wasn't he a boxer or is my memory failing again?"

    Yes, he was a boxer, you're absolutely right! And I think Rocky might have been based partially on Marciano. But I'm not quite sure.

    " I am interested in the link you gave for Face in Hole. I think I could have some fun with that."



    OMG, you have GOT to go over there and try it out because it's so much fun! I discovered it about 4 years ago. You can created photos with your face in them. And they have TONS of photos to choose from.


    We have a bit of snow left from last week, but this morning it snowed again, but not for long.


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Have a terrific weekend!


    X

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  19. Hey there Dave~

    "This movie is all about being able to do and get the impossible if you let your dream be the force that guides you. Every person and I mean every human has the dream to succeed at something and to be able to have this something create the life they want. When I watched Rocky for the 725th time I still felt warm and motivated."

    Amen. AMEN! And no matter how many times you watch it, you still get that same feeling.

    "I was once going to be a prize fighter. My name would have not been Rocky, it would have been Cocky, because I kept on getting the shit beat of me."



    Bwhahahahahahahaha! Dave, you're feakin' RIOT!!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, bud! Have a wonderful weekend!


    X

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  20. Hiya Mel~

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it? We finally got some REAL snow last week. I was so excited, that I had to get out there and take some photos. It snowed again this morning, but not much. But it's freezing!!!

    " And wow has that skyline changed a bit since the movie. Kinda makes me sad they moved the statue--but I can understand it."

    Yes, it has changed, hasn't it? The movie was shot at a time when Philly was EXTREMELY rundown. I too wish they would have kept the statue on the stairs because it gave such a GRAND view of the museum if you looked UP from the bottom of the stairs.

    "But I do know I've seen it! And I do remember the determination and tenacity. I suspect since that was the heart of the theme, the film did it's job."

    It sure did, because no matter how many times you watch the film, it still has that same effect.

    "Mostly I'm just glad you and Tom are staying connected--and it made me smile that you put this together after a chat with him on the phone. It was a heart smile--so it's doubly good, I think."



    I can't wait until he reads this because I didn't tell him I was doing it.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a glorious weekend!


    ((((((((( You ))))))))))


    X

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  21. Ron, what a sweet post to your brother Tom! And yes, I've seen this movie countless times and will still feel the same emotion every time I watch it. It's as you said, the theme of the movie is universal and could pertain to anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something.


    Great photos too. The ones of you as Rocky are hilarious!


    Have a great weekend, Ron. I mean, Rocky.

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  22. Hola Denise~

    I can't wait until he see this post because I didn't tell him I was going to do it.

    " the theme of the movie is universal and could pertain to anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something."

    Yup! And I truly think that's the reason why it touched people so much.

    "The ones of you as Rocky are hilarious!"



    I had so much fun making those photos. That website is awesome!


    Always fab to see ya, girl. Thanks so much for stopping by!


    X,
    Rocky

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  23. Ron, I liked the movie, Rocky, too. And you're so right, it wasn't just about boxing. In fact, I think that was a side plot. The tenacity and determination was definitely the major theme, but let's not forget the romance! Rocky got the girl!

    Do you remember how dumpy Adrian was? Then Rocky took off her glasses...and she turned into a swan! Aw...true love is amazing, huh? ;)

    I knew the Rocky statue was in Philly but I had no idea there were sneaker prints! How cool!

    I LOVE your pictures. If they ever do a Rocky CXV, I think they should cast YOU!

    Have a fantabulous weekend!!

    ((HUGS))

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  24. Helloooooooooo Pam!

    "he tenacity and determination was definitely the major theme, but let's not forget the romance! Rocky got the girl!"

    You're absolute right...let's not forget the ROMANCE!!!!!

    "Do you remember how dumpy Adrian was? Then Rocky took off her glasses...and she turned into a swan! Aw...true love is amazing, huh? ;)"

    Yes, I do. And it's as you shared....she turned into a beautiful swan! I loved Talia Shire, but you don't really see her in anything anymore. I wonder what happened to her?!

    If you and your hubby ever come to Philly, I will take you both there to see the statue AND the footprints.

    " If they ever do a Rocky CXV, I think they should cast YOU."

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaha! Yeah, I'm be the first LIGHT-weight Rocky they ever had!!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my PA friend. Have a super weekend!

    ((((((( You )))))

    X

    P.S. it snowed here today :)

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  25. Ron, you're killing me with those two photos of you as Rocky! You are just too funny and clever! And I must say that I am a big fan of all the Rocky movies, but nothing compares to the first one. It's the same with the Godfather series.


    Really great photos. The one of the statue is rockin' awesome!

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  26. Hey there Matt~

    You have GOT to try Face In Hole because it's so much fun! But i'm just warning you, once you get over there it becomes addictive because you just keep playing with it for HOURS!

    "And I must say that I am a big fan of all the Rocky movies, but nothing compares to the first one. It's the same with the Godfather series."



    I TOTALLY agree! In both movies you mentioned, the first ones were the best! LOVE the first Godfather!


    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a rockin' weekend!


    X

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  27. I think you know how much I love Rocky - I've left comments on your blog before about it. In fact, "Eye Of The Tiger" has long been my go-to anthem for persevering when your back is against the wall, and "Gonna Fly Now" was one of the first ringtones I ever had on my phone. Lots of good associations with Rocky, yessirree.

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  28. Howdy Mark~

    Yes, I DO remember your comments about Rocky! Isn't it one the best movies to watch for inspiring motivation?

    " and "Gonna Fly Now" was one of the first ringtones I ever had on my phone."

    Oh how AWESOME!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have super Balboa weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  29. Sabi SunshineFebruary 01, 2013

    I still love Rocky's movie too i didn't watch it in 70's but i did watch all Rocky's movie in 90's lol.... I am very much fond of wrestling .. so i enjoy all his movies and I have to say i love your creativeness with the photographs.. keep up the good work :)

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  30. Greetings Sabi!

    "I still love Rocky's movie too i didn't watch it in 70's but i did watch all Rocky's movie in 90's lol.... I am very much fond of wrestling .. so i enjoy all his movies."

    Aren't the Rocky movies awesome? And thank god for DVD's because now we can go back and rewatch them :)

    Always so nice to see your comments, Sabi. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  31. Jay of The Depp EffectFebruary 01, 2013

    Hey Rocky!

    When you go to PIsa (notice I do not say 'if'!) better get in shape. OH and I both thought we were going to DIE climbing that tower! The steps are spiral - of course - worn badly on the leaning side, with nowhere to stop and rest! And they are narrow. People come down while you're going up. People come up while you're going down. I honestly wondered if I'd ever see the ground in one piece again!!


    But hey - it was worth it!!

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  32. " And they are narrow. People come down while you're going up. People come up while you're going down. I honestly wondered if I'd ever see the ground in one piece again!!"

    OMG...you're kidding!?!?! I think that's how it is climbing the Statue of Liberty in NYC too. I honestly can't remember because it's been years, but I DO remember being scared out of my mind being on the OUTSIDE of the stairs!

    "But hey - it was worth it!!"

    I bet it was!!!!!

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  33. We both love this film! I think we have seen it a few times and could still watch it again. There aren't many movies that I really love, but this was one of them. We both hate boxing but, as you say, it's the message behind it that is so powerful :)

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  34. Helloooooooooooo Babs!

    " I think we have seen it a few times and could still watch it again. There aren't many movies that I really love, but this was one of them."

    Amen....I agree! I haven't seen it in awhile, but I may go over to the video store this weekend and see if they have it for sale because now I'm in the mood to watch it again.

    "We both hate boxing but, as you say, it's the message behind it that is so powerful :)"

    Ditto...powerful filme!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Babs. Have a terrific weekend!

    X to you and Mo!

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  35. I have actually never seen this film...can you believe that? The way you describe i though I suspect I would actually enjoy it. I love the landmarks you shared these are things I would probably never know about if it wasnt for blogging. Thanks for sharing this post Ron!

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  36. Hi Shae!


    Too funny, I just this second saw that you had posted on my reader and when I went to check my comments on this post....YOU were there! I'll be over tonight to read your post!


    If you ever get the chance to see this film, I think you would really enjoy it. Like I said, I'm not a big boxing or fighting person, but this film is so much more than that. It's inspirational!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you the BEST weekend!


    X

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  37. Yo - Ron! I love that you took a photo of the cityscape from the same perspective as the scene from the movie. It's incredible to pick out the same landmarks and see the striking differences too.
    xo -diane

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  38. Hellooooooooooo Diane!

    " love that you took a photo of the cityscape from the same perspective as the scene from the movie. "

    And that was totally by accident because it has been so long since I've seen the film, I wasn't quite sure of the perspective.

    Yet it's funny, because if you look at the bare trees in the 'movie shot' and then the the shot I took, it looks as though it was the same SEASON.

    (minus the snow)

    " It's incredible to pick out the same landmarks and see the striking differences too."

    Yes, isn't it FUN????

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful weekend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  39. Yo, Rocky Ronnie! What a great post! It's been awhile since I've seen Rocky, but it's one of my all time favorites. I think it's so cool that you posted the before and after shots of the location because you can really see how much Philadelphia has grown over the years. And that is one fine shot of the Rocky statue. Wow!

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  40. Yo Robert!

    " It's been awhile since I've seen Rocky, but it's one of my all time favorites."


    I haven't seen it in years myself, but suddenly I have the urge to go buy the DVD.


    " I think it's so cool that you posted the before and after shots of the location because you can really see how much Philadelphia has grown over the years."

    It's funny because I hadn't really noticed just how much Philly has grown since the 70's until I saw the two photo together.



    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Yo....and enjoy your weekend!


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  41. Yo!!! Rocky Ronnie Indeed!! Love this!! I totally agree with you on the fact that the movie was not JUST about boxing...as I am not thrilled with boxing at all...but it was a movie that I did enjoy. The meaning of the movie was very deep! Awesome shots of the statue!! Happy Weekend! xo Jeanne

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  42. I love this post!!! I would have done anything to see YOU on those stairs with your arms up in the air! You KNOW you have one... you KNOW you do.... right????? ;) XXXOOOOO


    How cool that people today are still doing the stairs and arms up thing. I didn't know they had the footprints on the top. That really does show just how much the movie impacted people!

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  43. Hi Jeanne~

    "...as I am not thrilled with boxing at all..."

    Me neither. The bloody eyes and noses makes me CRINGE :(

    However, I feel this movie is so much more than just about boxing. It's truly an inspirational story!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a terrific weekend!

    X to you and the girlz!

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  44. Helloooooooo Katherine!

    " would have done anything to see YOU on those stairs with your arms up in the air! You KNOW you have one... you KNOW you do.... right????? ;)"



    HAHAHHAHHAHAHA! No, I truly don't. In fact, the day I took these photos, there were several out-of-town couples at the top of the stairs who I offered to take their photos using their cameras, and I SHOULD HAVE asked them to take mine with my camera as well. But I didn't. DAMN!


    Oh well....next time.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Katherine. Have an awesome weekend!


    X

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  45. Those last two photos were a riot!



    I can't remember the last time I watched any of the Rocky movies. Might have to cue up the original and have another look at it.

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  46. Howdy Jeff~


    Tee, hee....I just couldn't resist the photos :)


    I actually can't remember the last time I saw this film myself, but I think it's time I watch it.


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you're having an AWESOME weekend!


    X

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  47. Hey Ron, guess what I did last night? I rented ROCKY through Netflix and when it got to the part of Rocky running up the stairs of the art museum I thought of this post.



    "Gonna fly now..............................."

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  48. Robert, how freakin' fabulous is that!!!!!!


    You gooooooooooo Rocky Robert!

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  49. Ah yes. I love the movie Rocky!

    And I am DYING over your photoshopped pictures! You crack me the hell up, Ron!

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  50. Helloooooooooo Meleah!

    "And I am DYING over your photoshopped pictures!"

    Tee, hee....aren't I a silly willy man?

    Yo....ADRIAN!!!!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Hope you're feeling faaaaaaaabulous! I sent you more Reiki this weekend.

    ((((((((((( You ))))))))))))))

    X

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  51. Herman TurnipFebruary 03, 2013

    Rocky is one of the all time great movies! You'd have to be inhuman not to be emotionally affected by this classic tale of the underdog. And the ending was perfect, requiring another movie for Rocky to fully achieve his dream. "There ain't gonna be no rematch." Yeah, right! ;-)

    But when push comes to shove, I'm on team Clubber Lang. Have to be loyal to Mr. T! Heh...

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  52. Howdy Herman~

    I sooooooooooooo agree....you'd have to be INHUMAN not be emotionally affected by this movie!

    " "There ain't gonna be no rematch." Yeah, right! ;-)"

    HA! Yeah, right! And then he went on to make FIVE more!

    "But when push comes to shove, I'm on team Clubber Lang. Have to be loyal to Mr. T! Heh..."

    You GO, boy!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you have SUPERBOWL weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  53. I used to go on 10 mile runs when I lived in Philly and would run up the stairs at the art museum and always see that statue. One of my favorite things to do.

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  54. i know i saw the movie at least once, but didn't remember that it was filmed in philly. it was cool to see the "same shot" different time photos, loved that. add this to one of the places you'll take me when i come for a visit. ;)

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  55. Hey Jen!

    "One of my favorite things to do."

    I KNEW it! And WOW....10 miles!?!?



    You GO, ROCKY GIRL!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a SUPER week!

    X

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  56. Hey V Girl~

    " add this to one of the places you'll take me when i come for a visit. ;)"



    Absolutely! You'll love it over there. And not only because of the Rocky statue, but also because there are so many wonderful things to photograph!


    Thanks for stopping by, Val. Have a grrrrrrrrreat week!


    X

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  57. Gonna fly now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  58. Robert, you're CRACKING ME UP!!!!


    Go, Rocky....GO!

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  59. I love you, Ron.

    THANK YOU.

    XOXOXO

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