Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Photos from Philadelphia

When I woke up yesterday in Philadelphia, I thought it would have been a shame to come to town for three nights, stay in Center City, and not explore a bit.

Figuring it was Memorial Day, I was happy to find myself in Philadelphia and enjoy some of the colonial buildings and sites that are of American historic significance. I seem to remember driving past the Liberty Bell many years ago, but I don't believe I ever stopped to go inside the building in which it's housed. I grabbed my camera and knew that a walk to Independence Mall State Park was in order.

As I wandered around, I noticed such interesting statuary around much of the entire city. I never knew that Philadelphia had so much public artwork. I walked down Market Street all the way to Penn's Landing for a view of the, um, lovely Camden, NJ waterfront. Our softball games were actually in New Jersey, and when we drove across the bridge into Camden, we all noticed a distinct putrid smell. It's moments like those that I find myself defending New Jersey's benefits and beauty.

On Friday, I took a few minutes to walk to Rittenhouse Square while my teammates rested a bit. It was a beautiful day outside, temps in the 80's, right before the start of the holiday weekend. The Square was filled with all types of characters - everyone from bike messengers to children, couples, and artists. The scene was very cosmopolitan and indeed a melting pot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the pic that u shot from behind the guy who's drawing, it kind of cool with the nice bokeh in the background.