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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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Helicopter flight over Philadelphia

Hey everyone. Haven't been here for about 6 years but thought I would come back to post a special photo set.

Last year I was looking for a unique way to propose to my girlfriend (now fiancee!) and here are the results. Of course, I had to bring my camera gear. What an amazing day...



Penn's Landing Heliport, our departure point, on the lower left


West Moyamensing Ave cuts through South Philly


Lincoln Financial Field


Two Liberty Place, One Liberty Place, the Comcast Center, and the Bell Atlantic Tower - the skyline from the northeast


Indepdence Hall and Independence Mall in the foreground, and the skyline from the east


Bridge crossings over the Schuylkill River, which separates Center City on the east (left) from University City in West Philadelphia. The Cira Centre stands above 30th Street Station and dominates the University City skyline.


Aramark Tower, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, and Market East neighborhood (foreground) from the northeast


Ben Franklin Parkway (foreground), Logan Square, Vine Street Expressway, and Delaware River


Skyline from the southwest with the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Parkway in the background


Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fairmount Waterworks


Downtown Camden, NJ from the west, including Camden City Hall


Schuylkill River, East Park Reservoir, and Strawberry Mansion Bridge


Interstate 95, CSX Transportation South Philadelphia Yard, and the Walt Whitman Bridge


Two Liberty Place, One Liberty Place, and the Mellon Bank Center from the east


Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Interstate 95, and the Delaware River


Skyline from the east


Lincoln Financial Field


Rockstar Mayhem Festival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden


Skyline from the southwest


Washington Square, Society Hill, and Queen Village neighborhoods, among others, and the Delaware River


The mirrored COmcast Center and the skyline from the north


Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boathouse Row, the Schuylkill River, and the skyline from the northwest


The St. James, and the skyline from the east-southeast


From the south


Skyline from the south


Susquehanna Bank Center


Philadelphia Museum of Art and skyline from the northwest


Sunoco Refinery and Platt Bridge


Skyline from the southwest


Route 1 crossing the Schuylkill River


Loews Philadelphia Hotel


Rowhomes of South Philadelphia


Lincoln Financial Field


Logan Square and the skyline from the north


City Hall from the north


South Philadelphia including the Pennsport neighborhood


Eastern State Penitentiary


USS New Jersey, Camden's Delaware River waterfront, and the Ben Franklin Bridge


Skyline from the west


Skyline from the south


Rail tracks northwest of 30th Street Station


Just before landing: Delaware River, the Dockside, and the skyline from the east


Camden City Hall (371 ft), the tallest building in the Philadelphia suburbs


Crown of the Comcast Center


Skyline from the east




Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge in front of Waterfront Square


Skyline from the northwest


Above midtown


A plane descends over the Delaware River


Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boat House Row, and the Fairmount Waterworks


Skyline from the west


Watching us land


Within the skyline, looking west


Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and the skyline from the south


Two other helicopters over Camden, and the Ben Franklin Bridge


Perfect angle of the skyline, from the southwest


... and here's where she said "Yes"


Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoyed this piece of what will always be one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Well, what a great way to propose to your girlfriend. Glad you came back to SSC to show this beauties!

Have a fantastic wedding and a happy marriage!
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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Wow nice! And indeed, have a nice wedding and a happy marriage!
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I wish you a happy and great marriage!
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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Philly is a nice city, really underrated!
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Fantasic.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #7
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I hope that worked out for you, it did for me...Great set of pix
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Awesome photos! Well done!
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #9
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Amazing and very nice photo tour of Philadelhpia from helicopter
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One of America's underrated cities, especially for how large it is! Thanks for sharing these excellent shots.
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