Rocky Balboa: Philadlephia Icon

Monday, October 19th, 2009

DSC03825In 1983 ,with the advent of the first of many  “Rocky” movies, a statue of Stallone, (as the character Rocky Balboa,) was placed atop the art museum steps. It stood for many things, but most of all triumph over great odds.  But the city fathers decided, in 2007,that the statue was not art and was moved from the top of the steps with its view of the city, to a grassy mound at the bottem right of the steps. The steps, still a challenge to ascend, are still the site of people and athletes using them to represent their own victories, and many are seen posing in the “Rocky- the victor-pose.”

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