Photos of Philadelphia
(©urban75, Dec 2008, updated June 2009)
We managed to fit in another quick trip to Philadelphia from New York, catching the cheap (and perhaps not so cheerful) 'Chinese bus' from lower Manhattan. Here's a few photos.
Market East railroad station.
Old public phone.
We popped into Cafe Mocha to grab a coffee and hook up to the web.
South Street night view. To the left is Anthony's Italian Coffee House, reckoned by some to be one of the best places for coffee in Philly!
No Loud Radios!
Wires and a winter sky.
Street signs and American flag.
Large metal sculptures at the far end of South Street.
Old building on 21st Street.
Old church serving as the 'Formative Years Pre-school' at 1925 Lombard Street, Philadelphia.
Attractive narrow street.
Looking at the city centre in the distance.
Former home of Dr ASW Rosenbach, apparently one of America's most influential rare book dealers and library builders.
Tenement block, dating from 1897.
Towards the city centre.
The Witherspoon Building, also known as the Presbyterian Board of Publication Building in downtown Philadelphia.
Built in in 1897 by the Presbyterian Church, and located at Walnut & Juniper Streets, the Witherspoon Building was Philadelphia's first skyscraper.
'Fuck Bush' graffiti. We can't disagree with that sentiment, even if he has now left office.
Tourist trap deluxe, the Hard Rock Cafe.
Heading back to catch the bus back to New York.
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