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Nantais Apr 7, 2018 11:56 PM

A few days in Philly
 
I visited Philadelphia for a few days in last october.

Some of my first impressions of the city : it feels a lot less gentrified than New York, actually Philadelphia looks like what I imagine New York could look like in the 1980's. Some areas seemed kinda ghetto, especially the hoods in North Philly where I ventured looking for the filming locations from the Rocky's saga. There were also a lot of beggars in downtown. On a more positive note, the city feels vibrant and cool, and has lot to offer, while being a lot less crowded by tourists than New York. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is very interesting : a lot less crowded than any of New York's art museums, but still as impressive.


So, to begin, a video I made from what I shot while visiting Philly :

Video Link


Now, the pics :

1- Flying over industrial and residential suburbs :
https://i.imgur.com/0AKbBpD.jpg

2-
https://i.imgur.com/aXpxWUA.jpg

3-
https://i.imgur.com/RFBB5ZI.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/iakzaBc.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/FtGD2IO.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/hFVNjmo.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/W1ei849.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/IZ2ER7z.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/tl0BRkD.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/b0Xj0Sv.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/rZ3RStm.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/CuQ63P4.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/LfteLjW.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/qq2aX3G.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/FOy6wfk.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/N68i3sO.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/rhBiB8v.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/9GjdY39.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/m0O5IOR.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/cWgaAsY.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/EwRQkER.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/71ZaLl1.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/X5YtQkH.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/b5jVrNE.jpg

25-
https://i.imgur.com/VEC8T0a.jpg

26-
https://i.imgur.com/TJ3jKcH.jpg

27- A tourist, fan of Rocky Balboa apparently...
https://i.imgur.com/FV9NlP5.jpg

28-
https://i.imgur.com/jfN1ZEL.jpg

29-
https://i.imgur.com/1XhubMq.jpg

30-
https://i.imgur.com/7weM83R.jpg

31- From One Liberty observation deck :
https://i.imgur.com/NyNhSpu.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/7A2wR8X.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/dXLW4Fm.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/MUGUPis.jpg

35-
https://i.imgur.com/yTaNRhD.jpg

36- I guess it's Benjamin Franklin :
https://i.imgur.com/MZ93MpG.jpg

37-
https://i.imgur.com/wzdd1eO.jpg

38- South Philly :
https://i.imgur.com/7wnXYwf.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/MtDQxEY.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/kK7Nl9V.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/QCRJjPK.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/iEbqjLp.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/a0LV9ah.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/GxEMmb1.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/MwrNTPI.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/N7x8xuY.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/NZOSDN5.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/wawIVd6.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/rTrn1ch.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/QlC8Kvr.jpg




To be continued.

pip Apr 8, 2018 1:41 AM

Nice!

Sonog Apr 8, 2018 2:26 AM

Great pics. Philly seems like a colourful place.

mrnyc Apr 8, 2018 4:27 AM

never enough philadelphia.

Ex-Ithacan Apr 8, 2018 1:28 PM

Always fun to see Philly pics. Enjoyed the video too.

mikecolley Apr 8, 2018 3:23 PM

That was impressive. Love those areal shots!

Nantais Apr 8, 2018 7:24 PM

Thanks for the comments !

51-
https://i.imgur.com/rcfyPUU.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/ZAWNK6m.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/QD8WNRv.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/2zwJQaS.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/hsMAwNf.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/FpM93ni.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/WUq3MgM.jpg

58- The New Jersey, right across the Delaware river :
https://i.imgur.com/PXMXGM0.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/41kZKnZ.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/HT2313P.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/tQLwiuK.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/KyoskTa.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/FcwxNpp.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/MHATgIP.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/pHCZMFP.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/zduNhOK.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/JNJrh4B.jpg

68- That's where my hotel was located :
https://i.imgur.com/cyZkM3S.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/KvdKsQn.jpg

70-
https://i.imgur.com/tB3ivln.jpg



To be continued.

mousquet Apr 8, 2018 8:29 PM

I can remember 59 is what you posted in response to my shocked note about the Bordelais ordering the Parisians to go home.

And they're cynically doing this to us, just because Parisians moving over there cause the increase of prices on their real estate market.

The fact that smaller cities would somehow be the victims of the capitalist establishment based in NYC or in Paris is no fair excuse.
I'm only asking, how could things ever change positively if they harshly turn us down as if we all were obnoxious jerks?

They'd better build more things in their towns instead of acting like nimbys. Rejecting immigrants from Paris or New York is nothing less than disgusting nimbyism in my opinion.
And the same might go to Nantes, huh.
;) Haha, really...

FtGreeneNY Apr 8, 2018 9:22 PM

BTW, the guy with the paperwork in #5 is Edmund Bacon, Kevin Bacon's dad. And I grew up around the corner from the Ukrainian Cathedral (building with the gold dome) in #33 :).

volguus zildrohar Apr 9, 2018 12:30 AM

Thanks for venturing outside of Center City!

Nantais Apr 9, 2018 7:18 PM

Thanks for the comments !


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https://i.imgur.com/QsbGyV6.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/GO9zN4T.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/D7XBcGD.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/Xc0lXhd.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/gE07P2W.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/fkw2nFJ.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/xGmO1gv.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/ksu59oX.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/CWsS4HB.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/Zrg7eYZ.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/0zWo43o.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/gtrHAHF.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/E95gf9q.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/tuSh4fB.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/F3iRaA6.jpg

86- Statue of Joan of Arc :
https://i.imgur.com/L8yYNXe.jpg

87- Inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art :
https://i.imgur.com/VZ7btEe.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/dqQDU37.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/D26vco1.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/uJ8mebJ.jpg




To be continued.

Boffo Apr 10, 2018 9:35 AM

Shit - I love Philly!

Murphy de la Sucre Apr 10, 2018 10:09 AM

In addition to the fancy parts, you've uh visited some not-so-pretty neighborhoods as well eh

Nantais Apr 10, 2018 7:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Murphy de la Sucre (Post 8148897)
In addition to the fancy parts, you've uh visited some not-so-pretty neighborhoods as well eh

I like having a whole view of the city I'm visiting.



91- Still in the Museum :
https://i.imgur.com/eLBWDJq.jpg

92- Kid armor !
https://i.imgur.com/sQPMOjd.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/WWqkyP4.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/xOrQ7O8.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/aXJdsOk.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/AmRHe5U.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/swiB1SB.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/Iv7yY2i.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/bpwi37n.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/2z8bEwE.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/KJK8ef9.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/lqnjr8c.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/ols0FQi.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/xgyu7Pw.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/99u9z0N.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/iGp3iy6.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/OdOOzBe.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/X0tFud1.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/5qJVQ1v.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/VONkmms.jpg



To be continued.

mousquet Apr 11, 2018 3:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nantais (Post 8149610)
92- Kid armor !

Oh? Wait, are these authentic, or some local sick sense of humor?
I never saw anything like that in display at the Invalides.
Those fucked up, evil Middle Ages anyway, huh...
There is some 19th-century Mexican army stuff at the Invalides, though. It's funnier to me.

98 - :haha: Haha, héhéhé, yeah, a piece of contemporary art in there, folks!

Crawford Apr 11, 2018 5:30 PM

Nice pics. I really like Philly. I think, at street level, in the good parts, it's as nice as any city in the Americas.

And I agree; it's the U.S. city most similar to NYC, but a much smaller, grittier, 1970s-80's version of NYC.

xzmattzx Apr 12, 2018 4:16 AM

Nice pictures!

#2 is Delaware!

LSyd Apr 14, 2018 5:54 AM

hawt damn. i need to go back.

i walked only a few blocks away from city hall into an area that had seen better days, and through a drug sale on the sidewalk by a catholic school. i almost expected to get jumped for my camera but nothing happened.

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Nantais Apr 14, 2018 9:28 PM

Thanks for the comments !

Quote:

Originally Posted by mousquet (Post 8150612)
Oh? Wait, are these authentic, or some local sick sense of humor?

Yes of course they are authentic. From late Middle Ages or early Renaissance.
But these kind of complete armors were rather for showing off, and not really for fighting. They probably belonged to some wealthy little princes.



111- Halloween version of Benjamin Franklin :
https://i.imgur.com/Imf4wJc.jpg

112- It's not the sun, it's my flash :
https://i.imgur.com/GwPK2G1.jpg

113-
https://i.imgur.com/JKXhQHf.jpg

114-
https://i.imgur.com/NETuRbC.jpg

115- Heading to Kensington, looking for the filming locations of the Rocky's saga.
https://i.imgur.com/iBv1faa.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/5Xuh27w.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/qNhB6ym.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/x3QlWYH.jpg

119-
https://i.imgur.com/C8em8cI.jpg

120- Rocky's house :
https://i.imgur.com/70Z0CGD.jpg

121- Another pic :
https://i.imgur.com/QhTuRtf.jpg

In the movie :
http://themoviedistrict.com/wp-conte...0/rocky02A.jpg
http://themoviedistrict.com/wp-conte...0/rocky02A.jpg

122-
https://i.imgur.com/qNznzPx.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/xsJnIpE.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/FqfOWRX.jpg

125-
https://i.imgur.com/bBIOR9Q.jpg

126- The Mighty Mick's Gym :
https://i.imgur.com/kc93Epl.jpg

In the movie:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/...20131230022917
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/...=2013123002291

127- What remains of the Adrian's pet store :
https://i.imgur.com/FKxpZKS.jpg

In the movie :
http://media.philly.com/images/guide_petshop2.jpg

128-
https://i.imgur.com/ShaCmOM.jpg

129-
https://i.imgur.com/mYHS4yv.jpg

130-
https://i.imgur.com/Ht2RL7u.jpg

131-
https://i.imgur.com/LY1aUUu.jpg

132- Inside the Philadelphia train station, waiting for my train to New York :
https://i.imgur.com/BqmEDKc.jpg




That's all !

geomorph Apr 14, 2018 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nantais (Post 8146495)

This is a very impressive trompe l'oeil mural!


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