I wish I could consider myself a resident but I visit Philly alot, NYC aint got nothin on philly, I grew up and live up in Allentown but I Love Philly.
I envy you guys who live there full time, I wish I could.
Favorite things & memories-
- As a little kid driving through Philly was the best part of the trip to the Jersey shore each summer I rember the big deal when Liberty 1 was built,
its still one of my top 3 favorite skyscrapers.
-The family trips to the Franklin Institute had me hooked on Philly being a cool place to go. Seeing Boat House Row at night is still friggin awesome,
I miss the old school incendesant light bulbs, to me the LEDs have no "soul"
The drive in and out of the city is amazing no matter which way you come or go.
-The trips with my Wife when we were first married doing all the "touristy" things, Betsy Ross house, Tour the Mint, see Independance Hall, etc.
-The trips with friends & family just hanging out & enjoying the city, "like a local" Thanks & Props to B. Love at Phillyskyline.com for giving me the inspiration to explore the city and get out and shoot photos and live it.
-Seeing the Phillies have a good run at Citizens Bank Park in person and then having the "Full Philly Sports Fan Experiance" by having the team crash your hopes & dreams and go back to stinking again....At least the Cubs fans dont have to deal with the emotional ups & downs like we do. The Phanatic Kicks Ass. Look out Tommy Lasorda http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNKdLLFbHk0
-Visits to the Seaport Museum, Penns Landing & the "Camden waterfront annex" Lots of cool stuff to do on a summer day.
-The small clubs & bars, I saw a few killer bands in the city & Camden and there is nothing better than seeing an awesome show in a cool venu and having the philly skyline near by to remind you where you are.
-The Trolley lines & trains, too bad there is no direct link with Allentown to SEPTA, I'd visit even more often.
-The History, where else can you see where Ben Franklins house "was" and see the bottom of his privy....The Bell and other stuff is good too.
-#1 Favorite Thing EVER was/is the full on City Hall tour, the incredible view, the amazing building, the Mayor in the hallway even stopped to say hi.
If they could fix the whole traffic on the Schylkill Expressway thing it would be the perfect city.