Airplane Sculpture in Philadelphia PA - Navy S2F by MotherNature

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Airplane Sculpture in Philadelphia PA - Navy S2F by 

There are a number of plaques describing this sculpture. One reads

“As you transform this S2F from a trusted Cold War weapon to the peaceful Grummon Greenhouse Sculpture, we wish to recognize and honor the men and women of the US Navy, who committed their lives to defend our freedon to enjoy art, fellowship, and peace. Website of the Navy S-2 community. Pennoni Associates, Inc.”

The website is very interesting, and the sculpture is designed to serve the city of Philadelphia in peaceful ways, like serving the needy and encouraging future artists.

Dedicated to those who created this sculpture in the hope of bringing peace and love to the city of love.

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    What a great landmark for this city. I’ll bet it has lots to do there, I would like to come there some time and tour it.

  • There is a lot to see in Philadelphia from the unusual to the erudite. If you ever get a chance to go, let me know.

    – MotherNature

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawalmost 2 years ago

    What a unique sculpture this is! I went to the HT-A school at the navy base in Philly about 1978! This must have been erected since then! Philly is a city very rich in history! Nice find MotherNature!:) Fave here!

  • Thank for all your support, zpawpaw! My husband grew up in Phillie but we live almost 50 miles away now so going in to visit is an adventure. When my husband got out of the AF, we lived in Philadelphia for 4 years while he went to Aircraft and Power Plant school. The navy yard was active in those times. This sculpture is “relatively new” – 2011:>)

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    Do you live near Philly? There is a lot of history here that would be interesting to capture. If I ever do get that chance you’ll be the first one I notify! You probably know your way around?

  • I’m an hour’s train ride from Phillie but my sister lives there:>) I somewhat know my way around but I rely on my sister to lead me because so much has changed since my husband and I lived there in the 60’s. I can lead you to a lot of fun and interesting things to see and do, and depending on your timing I could come into Phillie.

    – MotherNature

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortieralmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture…great clarity and nice POV!

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