This might just be the "Summer of Staycations" for me. I want to explore our local area and see more of the state, starting with this lovely gem.
Sometimes you don't realize the beauty that is right in your own backyard. I drive by historic Bryn Athyn pretty regularly but I hadn't been there in years.
They were hosting a special evening called Lighting of The Landmarks and opening up their gorgeous buildings to the public for special nighttime viewing. My friend G, Miss High School and I all decided to go last minute. It had been storming earlier in the day so we were waiting that out. It cleared up and off we went. We started out in the Glencairn Museum. It was still light out but the sun was starting to set. This started out as a family home for the Pitcairn family, built between 1928-1939.
Bryn Athyn Cathedral.
Here's a slightly better shot of Philly. You may have to squint a little.
Of course we had to get a selfie.
It was so special to be up in the tower as the sun was setting. We felt like this could be on an African savannah...all you could see was sky and trees.
Birds are displayed prominently throughout the architecture.
We were up in that tower!
Cairnwood Estate. The courtyards had us swooning.
We finished our tour with the cathedral.Bryn Athyn Cathedral was built between 1913 and 1928 in both the Gothic and Romanesque styles.
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