"PHILADELPHIA" Philadelphia by Pawtuxet
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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 New York. It never gave me the feeling of density, altho it is a major city. There are sky scrapers, but they don't overwhelm and there are many 2 and 3 story buildings, small shops, strings of row houses to contribute to the liveability of the city. There are many sites, restaurants, clubs, and museums to keep you busy...along with several open space parks dotting the center...and, of course, the rivers...which add to the serenity of things. You can find your excitement and noise, hustle and bustle...but it never seems to jump in your face. I understand that there are many complaints about crime...but I didn't feel endangered when I was there. Maybe I'm getting accustomed to wandering through strange cities.
Thaddeus was a leader in the American Revolution...then returned to his native Poland to lead a revolution. Later exiled, he lived in this Philadelphia house in 1797.
Historic sign markers guide you through the city's history and they are very well done. The history of Philadelphia seems evident most everywhere I went.
The old railroad terminal was transformed into a busy marketplace with every imagineable food for lunch or take out. It's the mix and hustle and bustle of Philadelphia all rolled into one mammoth building.
- Pros:A city full of neighborhoods ~ one for every taste
- Cons:Never enough time to see them all
- In a nutshell:A very diverse city in a human scale.
This was one of my favorites. It's located on Elfreth's Alley, but there are so many interesting row houses in... more travel advice
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