We all know that famous scene in the film Rocky, where Sylvester Stallone runs up those steps and we see the Philadelphia skyline in front of him - where you have see "Rocky" or not, but now on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you can visit a bronze statue to commemorate that iconic moment.
Yes, during your time in Philadelphia, you can visit the Rocky Statue!
One of only 3 ever made (one is with Sylvester Stallone, and one is available to purchase), the Rocky Statue began life back in 1980 when Stallone himself contacted an artist called Thomas Schomberg to create a state for "Rocky III".
Stallone had a clear vision of what he wanted the statue to portray - Rocky, the hero, is poised with his arms over his head to represent that moment in his career when he became victorious.
As one James "Jimmy" Binns quoted - "the state signifies that anything is possible, so long as you keep persevering. It signifies personal victory, that's what it stands up for"
So when you visit this iconic state in the very city that Rocky himself found his future, talk to kids about their hopes and dreams, tell them about Rocky and his journey, and allow his story to inspire them to realize they can be anyone they want to be in life!
Of course - a screening of "Rocky" might just have to happen following a visit, so just remember kids - "our greatest glory in not the falling, but rising every time we fall"
Free to see!
Free to see!
There are so many places to eat in the area, you'll be spoilt for choice! All that victory can be hungry work, we know!
Take your camera!
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