Last month on a sunny and icy-cold day, I took a long walk up to the University of Pennsylvania (or commonly referred to as UPenn or Penn). It is truly one of the most beautiful college campuses I have ever set foot. It's a very old school; therefore the architecture is stunningly historical. It's like stepping back in time. Whenever I stroll though the campus, I can actually feel the history within my soul.
I must also add here that the campus is HUGE. It is basically its own city within the city of Philadelphia. That's why they call it University City.
I usually walk to UPenn once a year, traditionally at the start of fall because the campus looks even more exquisite surrounded by the many trees whose leaves are ablaze with rich, vibrant color. However last fall, because of being sick and in the hospital, I didn't have a chance to get up there. So instead, I made my visit in January.
In all the years of making my trek, I never noticed a particular building on the campus until this recent time. And what's really, really interesting about the building are the gates that lead into the entrance of the Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall, because they are made of hands created from wrought iron.
A fact about me:
I've always been attracted to hands. Hands are one of my favorite parts of the body because I find them aesthetically beautiful and even sexy. Therefore, the first thing I usually notice about people are their hands. But not only do I find hands physically attractive, I also love how they are powerful vessels through which someone expresses themselves; either when talking or creating something.
You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their hands and noticing how they use them. And me, being Italian, I use my hands a lot when I talk. In fact, I don't think it's possible for me to talk without my hands flying all over the place. It's almost as if my hands are my mouth - ha!
While up at UPenn, I took several photographs of the gates because I thought they would be interesting to share with you.
So here they are. Creative hands...
Gate to the Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall
Have a grrrrrrrrrrreat week, y'all!