Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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154 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO coincides perfectly with Octoberfest. You can celebrate Philly-style at Dilworth Park. Their Octoberfest celebration lasts from October 18-21, and includes live music, food and, of course, beer. If you are looking to celebrate Halloween a little early, you can catch The GLOW: A Jack O' Lantern Experience. This event takes place every night in October in West Fairmount Park. Walk through a beautiful, glittering trail of over 5,000 hand- carved pumpkins of varying sizes. www. If you prefer the spookier side of Halloween festivities, the Eastern State Penitentiary, a historic prison that has been transformed into a museum, has daily tours that run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, after dark, things get creepy. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., the museum transforms into a giant interactive haunted house called Terror Behind the Walls. The event is only on select evenings in September, October and November, and luckily, it is running during almost all of the days of the Show as well as the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before. These sites and activities are only part of what Philadelphia has to offer; there are just too many to fit in these pages. With hundreds of museums and historical sites as well as countless other cultural events and experiences, Philadelphia has something for everyone. Above: The 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park provides a venue for numerous outdoor activities, including biking, running, horseback riding and much more. Offering 19.5 miles of hiking trails, you can see views of rolling countryside and structures dating back to the Revolutionary War. The now peaceful setting serves as a reminder of the country's great historical past, when George Washington and his troops camped there in the long, harsh winter of 1777-1778. PHOTO: R. KENNEDY FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA Right: When it opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary set international standards for both its radical approach to its treatment of criminals and its distinctive wagon-wheel architectural design. Visitors can tour the 11-acre, Gothic-style historic prison, learn about life inside the cell blocks, see Al Capone's restored 19th-century cell and view critically acclaimed art installations. PHOTO: M. FISCHETTI FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia Continued from page 152

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