The Streets of Philadelphia

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Two weeks ago the girls and I drove to Philadelphia for the day to visit my sister April, a flight attendant who had a weekend layover in the City of Brotherly Love. I lived in suburban Philly for many years, but always spent time in the city to eat, shop, or for cultural events. I'm ashamed to say that I've never really seen Philadelphia through the eyes of a tourist.

While we didn't do a whole lot of sightseeing during this trip, we did make our way through some historic neighborhoods. It was almost like taking a walk back in time.

It all started with a trip over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge which crosses the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The pretty fountain in Love Park.

Old buildings mixed in with modern skyscrapers.

The top of City Hall.

A narrow alley way.

I loved this ivy strewn wall.

The perfect place to duck in and have a cocktail.

A pretty city residence.

A piece of history.

Have you ever been a tourist in your home city?

1 comment

Unknown said...

love your perspective on a city we take for granted! Thanks!