Our four day stop over in Philadelphia recently proved be a wonderful introduction to this remarkably varied and friendly city. We expected history, but got so much more. Distilling almost a thousand shots to fewer than 20 which give a fair representation of the amazing architecture, history, vibrancy and art of the city is a tall order, but here goes….
Elfreth's alley is indeed in Philadelphia (don't be fooled by the Union Flag!) and claims to be america's oldest residential neighbourhood (or neighborhood :))
Put Philadelphia on your cities list- it is a relatively small, manageable for walking, stuffed full of green public spaces, world beating museums, history, every imaginable type of eaterie, and of course the murals!
Last but not least the LOVE statue was designed by a Philadelphian, and the story goes that the 'O' is tilted because love is not perfect. You see these replicated in many city parks, but apparently the originator didn't make a penny because he didn't protect his idea- maybe all's not fair in love and war.