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jeremai May 1, 2012 12:01 PM

PHILADELPHIA: City Hall tower tour and more
 
I lived in Baltimore for five years and to my shame never visited Philadelphia. I rectified that last spring.

I debated whether or not to post these pics as I didn't get far off the tourist track so there's not much new to see here. However, I did take a City Hall tower tour which I enjoyed for the great views. It was great having a private tour for me and my family since only four people can go up at a time!

1. Arrival


2. City Hall


3. Comcast Center from City Hall


4. View to the south along S. Broad Street


5. Benjamin Franklin Bridge and NJ to the east


6. View to the north along N. Broad Street


7. Comcast Center and Museum Mile


8. View to the west


9. Giant games


10. City Hall Subway entrance


11-12. Market Street National Bank (Marriott Residence Inn)


13. Suburban Station


14. OLEV


15. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts


16. Sky[blue]scraper


17. Comcast Center reflection


18. Comcast Center lobby ("Humanity in Motion" by Jonathan Borofsky)


19-21. The Comcast Experience




22. One City Plaza


23. One Liberty Place


24-25. Subway



26. PCC Streetcar at Philadelphia Transit Museum


27. Market Street


28. Reading Terminal Market


29. Chinatown


30-31. The Bourse



32. Lafayette Building


33. Elfreth's Alley


34. National Products building


35. Christ Church


36. Campo's Cheesesteak


37. Departure

McBane May 1, 2012 12:30 PM

nice set!

Danny May 1, 2012 1:16 PM

Beautiful thread and shots, jeremai! Thanks for sharing.

I like very much Philadelphia. It must be, I´ve never been there, a very pretty city. I´d like to visit it.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!:tup:

Ex-Ithacan May 1, 2012 2:47 PM

Your delay in visiting Philly is now our reward. Wonderful pics jeremai. I gotta say that pic of the subway station sure looks different from the platforms I remember from the mid 70s. Good stuff, thanks.

arkitekte May 1, 2012 2:55 PM

Awesome. I've been to Philadelphia a number of times and have yet to go up in the City Hall tower. Gonna have to make it up next time I'm in town.

peanut gallery May 1, 2012 5:16 PM

Great shots. Don't ever worry about posting Philadelphia photos -- they never get old!

summersm343 May 1, 2012 10:03 PM

Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

DetroitSky May 1, 2012 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peanut gallery (Post 5685916)
Great shots. Don't ever worry about posting Philadelphia photos -- they never get old!

Couldn't agree with this statement more!

Excellent set!

ShooFlyPie May 2, 2012 12:59 AM

Nice Pics. I love walking down Elfraths alley and the colonial streets of Old City. Reading Terminal is good eatin.

Robert Pence May 2, 2012 1:04 AM

Excellent!

phillyskyline May 5, 2012 9:04 AM

Yum yums

Swinefeld May 5, 2012 2:41 PM

It looks like you had an enjoyable time in Philly. And I hope you got a taste of a real cheesesteak.

ethereal_reality May 5, 2012 2:54 PM

Wonderful views of Philly! Thanks for sharing jeremai.

volguus zildrohar Jul 29, 2017 12:09 AM

I'm mad late to the party but I'm glad that you enjoyed our fair town.

williamphilapa Aug 9, 2017 7:44 PM

Awesome set. Thanks for sharing.

healthiswealth Aug 9, 2017 9:07 PM

Awesome architecture! I'd love to visit! I have to say though, being from Chicago and seeing lots of Chicago vs Philadelphia stuff lately, how on earth can people compare the two? Chicago's way bigger. Or at least it looks that way from the photos...could be wrong. Also, the history in Philadelphia is amazing. I wish we had that


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