Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Once a Year Go Someplace
You've Never Been Before” - Dalai Lama

Fairmount (My Philly Neighborhood)
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The Philadelphia Art Museum

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A Statue of George Washington in Eakins Oval

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The Ben Franklin Parkway from Eakins Oval to City Hall

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The Ben Franklin Parkway and City Hall

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Login Circle on Ben Franklin Parkway

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The Fairmount Waterworks on the Schuykill River is a National Historical Site located behind the Art Museum

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The Fairmount Waterworks Restaurant (center)

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The Fairmount Waterworks

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The Fairmount Waterworks

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The River Side of Boathouse Row at Night

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The River Side of Boathouse Row

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Boathouse Row on Kelly Drive

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The boathouses are all at least a century old, and some were built over 150 years ago

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The boathouses are all at least a century old, and some were built over 150 years ago

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The boathouses are all at least a century old, and some were built over 150 years ago

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Boathouse Row and Rowers On The Schulkill River

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Rowers On The Schuykill River

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Rowers On The Schuykill River

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Fairmount Park along the Schuykill River is a popular running and biking destination

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Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park

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Kelly Drive

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The Girard Ave bridge crossing the Schuykill River in Fairmount Park

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Where Route 1 Crosses Fairmount Park

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The Falls Bridge over the Schuykill River

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The Falls Bridge. Looks like it was built using an "Erector Set"

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Fairmount Park is One of Philly's most popular running and biking destinations

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The iconic Philadelphia pro cycling race got its start in 1985

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Cyclists on Kelly Drive in Fairmout Park

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Cyclists climb the famoue Manayunk Hill

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Rittenhouse Square
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Rittenhouse Homes

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The Iconic Liberty Plaza Buildings Seen From Rittenhouse Park

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Rittenhouse Park

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Statue in Rittenhouse Park

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I worked near Rittenhouse Park and often found a bench to eat lunch here

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An Artist at the Reflecting Pool at Rittenhouse Park

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The Reflecting Pool at Rittenhouse Park

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Annual Art Show at Rittenhouse

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Annual Flower Show at Rittenhouse

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Al Fresco Dinning at Rouge, a popular "Happy Hour" spot, across the street from Rittenhouse Park

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Rittenhouse Park In Winter

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Rittenhouse Park In Winter

City Attractions
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Liberty Bell

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Independence Hall

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Philadelphia City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, with over 14.5 acres of floor space. Topped with an iconic statue of William Penn, the 548-foot tower is the tallest masonry structure in the world without a steel frame.

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Liberty Place One and Two. City Hall was the tallest building in Philadelphia until 1986 when the construction of One Liberty Place surpassed it, ending the informal gentlemen's agreement that had limited the height of buildings in the city to no higher than the William Penn's statue

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Love Park

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Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica

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30th Street Station

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Ben Franklin Bridge. There is a pedestrian walkway as well as eastbound and westbound highspeed transit rails outboard of the bridge's trusses

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Ben Franklin Bridge pedestrian walkway and eastbound highspeed transit line

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Originally the bridge was to feature trolley service. Atop the two anchorages were waiting rooms for passengers with elevators to carry the riders. They were never used.

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Today, the wouldbe waiting rooms are mini-art museums, displaying sculptures, murals, colored tiles. Each tile depicted a different form of transportation. This tile featured the Flying Machine, a stagecoach from the 18th-century that could make the trip from Philadelphia to New York in only two days

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Walt Whitman Bridge

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Red and Green overhead lights used to control the traffic lanes

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Today a "zipper barrier" controls traffic lanes on the Walt Whitman bridge

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How the "zipper barrier" changes traffic lanes

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Citizens Bank Park

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Franklin Field

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Nothing beats a Philly Cheese Steak

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What a Cheese Steak should look like

Penn's Landing
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Penn’s Landing runs the length of Center City along the waterfront

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There's always something fun going on at Penn's Landing including festivals, concerts, free movies, beer gardens, yoga, roller-skating and ice-skating

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WWII Submarine and the USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey's 1898 flagship at the Battle of the Manila Bay

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The Moshulu and USS Olympia

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The Moshulu at night. It's a fabulous restaurant

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At The Chart House Restaurant

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The USS New Jersey

King of Prussia Mall
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King of Prussia Mall

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The "Plaza" at the mall

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The "Court" at the mall

Valley Forge Park
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Brown Street
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My 2 apartment buildings, extreme left (black doors) and the corner building

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My building from Brown St

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My building from 27th St

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Looking down 27th St toward the Art Museum

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My Mitsubishi Diamonte

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My 2nd floor tenant pitching in to shovel snow

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A lot of shoveling with 2 buildings and one on the corner!

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The Kitchen in 1998

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The Kitchen in 1998

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Kitchen in 2000

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Living Room with Brandy under the coffee table

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Living Room entertainment center

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The basement had large windows, washer, dryer and utility sink. Storage units for the apartments were behind the stairs. A full bathroom was located behind the laundry area. The back room had an outside entrance and trash bins for each apartment.

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Bathroom Before

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Thanks to son Bob's talent, the old bathroom was transformed into this beauty

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Bathroom After


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