Revered by the American, this old (very old, in American scale) building is a landmark in their history, and a reference to democracy.
Don't expect astonishing sights, just the authenticity and the... more
Yes, it is there.
Yes it is broken.
Yes it is well guarded, forcing us to the now common gymnastics of taking off belts, shoes, and everything suspicious or not. I know, that, despite having less... more
With a splendid location this immense building easily reached by the hop-on hop-off bus, provides great views.
Without time to enter and admire its collection, one of the greatest in USA, we could... more
This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no... more
Philadelphia Chinatown is a great place to go because it has over fifty different restaurants! I like to often go there with my friends for dinner. Many different types of Chinese food are offered,... more
The centre of town is dominated by this huge building, that really impressed me.
I'm not going to write about it, but strongly advice to follow the link bellow, where all the details are explained... more
I thoroughly recommend Frank's Wings. The wings are delectably delicious and the cornbread is to die for. The service is fast and efficient. They serve other dishes like perogies and hotdogs but the... more
Parked at New Market Garage around the corner from Cafe Nola on a Saturday night, after I had a wonderful meal (I highly recommend Cafe Nola, the food and the staff were great!) I proceeded to take a... more
Just about everything your little heart can desire, from parks, monuments, statues & graveyards. Food stands of every type & style all over the area, dollar stores, restaurants from high brow to just... more
Elfreth's Alley is commonly regarded to be the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Most of Colonial Philadelphia looked like this: cobblestone lanes between the major thoroughfares, small... more
On a nice evening, especially a Friday evening, its nice to come to this part of town to just stroll around. Its full of little restaurants ( all kinds) , stores, coffee places, icecream , desert... more
Christ church (pic 1) is a protestant Episcopal church that was built in 1754 in Georgian style (replacing the old wood and brick church) and it is one of the historic churches in US. Many famous... more
The details: Eastern State Penitentiary, Location 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. A note about the location, this is just north of City Center, not far from the Philadelphia Art Museum.... more
A beautiful avenue connects City Hall with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Too long to walk, it is a good reference for orientation, and it's easy to see, using the hop on hop off buses, stopping in... more
Around mid-May each year, you can catch the Dad Vail Regatta, which is a popular rowing race. Otherwise, Boathouse Row is a nice place to walk around, and you may be able to get inside a few of the... more
This is a nice place to visit if you have school-aged children; younger tots would be bored to tears. It is a science museum so I can't say we would go over and over because that stuff just doesn't... more
Once in Old City Philadelphia, particularly near the river, it's pretty hard to miss the Ben Franklin Bridge -- the bluish monolith spanning the Delaware River into Camden. When completed in 1926, it... more
Halfway of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a building was built to expose the private collection of Jules Matbaum, donated to the city.
It's the largest collection of Rodin outside Europe and it's easily... more
A Philadelphia landmark, th LOVE statue is located in picturesque JFK plaza. In spring, the sunny park filled with flowers and the mist from the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Fountain, it's a great... more
The worst Brunch EVER and worst yet was $60 (plus another 10 bucks for a small Champaign) per person. The location is beautiful; it was in the organ room. I have been going to the Longwood “Special... more
I got to visit the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia a couple of months ago. It has lost of amazing, interesting and freaky things on display.
I wrote a post with some photos (not allowed in the museum... more
Don't miss this italian inspired street.
You'll find a lot of italian specialities, products and vegtables.
It felt like Italy has merged with USA. I was surprised to see how original they had kept... more
Philadelphia is a collection of wonderful neighborhoods of all sizes, vintage, and description. I found the city to be very "human" in much of its scale...and rather quiet by comparison to Boston or...