Snow changes everything. Whether it blankets a rural landscape or a city street, it brings with it a beauty that alters our view of the familiar. This is certainly true in Philadelphia, where we do not get quite as much snow as some other regions of the country. When we do have a big snowstorm, it can make Philly a much quieter place – except at the Art Museum “Rocky” steps, of course, which are transformed into a sledding paradise. There one can hear joyful exclamations as kids and adults use anything from laundry baskets to air mattresses to slide down the bumpy “hill.” On the nearby Benjamin Franklin Parkway, however, the streets and sidewalks are transformed into a peaceful world of white. The famous Thinker at the Rodin Museum is a contrast of black and white, while the adjacent trees and bushes are covered with a sugary icing. At Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle, the three huge statues representing our local waterways are coated with snow. As the afternoon turns towards evening, narrow Philadelphia streets lined with 19th and 18th century houses seem suspended in time, with a warm glow from sunset and lamplight shining on snowy streets whose furrows look like those from carriages. And further downtown, at historic Independence Hall, the old-fashioned lampposts cast orangey-yellow light on the snowy grounds to create a magic scene. These are the kinds of images that we at Panache Photos hope that we have captured. Please enjoy your visit to our snowy Philadelphia gallery.