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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Gates of Hell

The artist Rodin worked on this 21-by-13-foot bronze version of the damned in Hades from 1880 until his death in 1917. It was supposed to serve as the front door of a Paris museum, but it wound up in Philadelphia instead, at the entrance to the Rodin Museum.

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Overlooking the courtyard in front of the Rodin Museum, which is on the north side of Benjamin Franklin Pkwy between N. 21st and N. 22nd St.
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Gates of Hell

The best way to experience the Gates of Hell is to breathe it in and really tear apart every scene shown on the door. It's really amazing. Also, go see The Thinker statue in the museum if you're stopping by.

[ConorNNS, 04/25/2024]

Gates of Hell.

Gates of Hell

Since it faces west, the best time to avoid shadows when photographing the Gates of Hell is in the late afternoon. Notice Rodin's The Thinker at the top.

[Glenn H, 10/31/2023]

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