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

This ship was built on the Clyde

Down on the Delaware
Glass tower reflections
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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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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