This is Philbert, mascot of Reading Terminal Market. I think that it compares very favorably with Boston’s Quincy Market, in that it’s more of a market than a mall. There’s a short video of the market at the end of this post.
I am impressed with the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and will leave comparisons with Boston’s MFA until I’ve had a good chance to check out the expanded MFA). We were lucky to catch, on the penultimate day, the excellent Nandalal Bose exhibition (here’s a review in the NYT).
I’ll just mention the hotter-than-the-August-weather Szechuan lunch we had in Philly’s Chinatown, and my regret and surprise that the name of the restaurant isn’t seared into my mind. I also regret that I didn’t take a picture of the poster offering an “infamous Vietnamese hoagie” or something like that. If you want to linger in Philly, here’s that video of Reading Terminal Market: