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Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Philadelphia has been on my radar for quite some time, but I never really got around to visiting. A conference in New York City and a quick visit to Princeton University brought me close enough to be able to pop in for a quick visit, and I discovered a really charming city, with a great vibe and plenty of things to do. Although it’s hard to really get to know a city in a day, I do know that Philly is a city worth lingering in longer, and so I’m quite certain that we’ll be seeing more of each other some time in the future. One thing worth noting, though, is that Philadelphia is commonly referred to as Philly, and that created a bit of a predicament for me – given my name.

 

Anyhow, my visit to Philly started with UPenn campus, followed by a city walk crossing the bridge over to the downtown area…

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

A number of parks around the downtown area…

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

And historical sights…

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

Night time offers its own charm. My hotel was located next to the grandiose city hall.

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

In an area filled with interesting architecture…

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

and top-notch world class museums and cultural icons (i.e. Rocky)…

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

Though I didn’t get to visit much, the visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary was very memorable and a must do for anyone visiting the city.

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

I’m not American, but the ones I met also felt like the Liberty Bell was a must see. I wasn’t sure what the fuss is about, but the museums next to it (National Museum of American Jewish History, Independence Hall, the US mint, and the National Constitution Center) are worth checking out.

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

[UPDATE after revisiting 2019]

 

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

Visions of Philadelphia : Pennsylvania

 

[end UPDATE after revisiting 2019]

 

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All in all, one of the nicest city day trips I’ve had recently. Hope to make it back soon.

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