Philadelphia

Love this reflection
Looking down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Rodin gallery- the thinker
Impressive fountains abound
Museum of art - river side
Museum of art

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….

I quite like the distortion on this, using my 10-22mm wide angle

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 :))

Independence Hall
The liberty bell
Chinatown

This ship was built on the Clyde

Down on the Delaware
Glass tower reflections
...rocky
Delaware River from the amphibious duck!

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.

 

 

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Welcome to my blog! After a L O N G break from blogging during which Instagram (vannilla)took over my life, I am returning in a more varied format. Yes, I will bake and have been a Thermomix users from the days before it was cult-like. I'll share the best but I will also include that other hobby in my life, photography from my small island and beyond. If you like what you see, I'd love to hear from you! Anne

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