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Old December 22nd, 2008, 06:01 AM   #281
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Those are some nice places. Rowhouses like that are pretty much nonexistant up here.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:44 PM   #282
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Those are some nice places. Rowhouses like that are pretty much nonexistant up here.
Yeah, rowhouses like these were for the elite of the city back when density was extremely vital. Only the powerful cities like Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington have rowhouses like these; you won't find anything like this in Wilmington, that's for sure.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:45 PM   #283
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One of the biggest Christmas traditions in Philadelphia is the Christmas light show put on in the atrium of the Macy's Department Store. Macy's is located on the block surrounded by Market Street, 13th Street, Chestnut Street, and Juniper Street/Penn Square, and is located a block away from City Hall, in the center of what was Philadelphia's business district in the early 1900s. The show occurs once every hour, and draws families in, where they sit down on the floor and watch the show above.


The Chestnut Street entrance to Macy's.



The show tells all sorts of Christmas stories, with songs to go along with each scene.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer





Santa Claus is Coming to Town





Frosty the Snowman





The Nutcracker





At the end of the show, all of the characters are lit up, one by one, until all are shown.







The show is over!



Outside, window displays show more Christmas scenes.



The Macy's entrance on Market Street.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:50 PM   #284
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Now we leave Philadelphia and head to Washington, DC.


The National Christmas Tree is located on the Ellipse, right in fron of the White House.




Tomorrow, I'll show some local scenes for Christmas Eve.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:03 PM   #285
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That light show is pretty fascinating. Great pictures!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:37 PM   #286
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Lovely old townhouses, and Macy's looks amazing. What a beautiful building it is!
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Old December 24th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #287
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Christmas in Wilmington

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Old January 7th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #288
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I went down to Virginia yesterday to look around, and went to Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate. Coincidentally, yesterday was the 250th wedding anniversary of George and Martha Washington, and so a small celebration was held earlier in the day.






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Old January 7th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #289
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I also walked around Old Town Alexandria yesterday. Here's a preview of a full thread that I'll put together later on:








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Old January 7th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #290
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Very nice Christmas pics
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:25 PM   #291
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Here are a couple duplicate pictures from Cape May, New Jersey, as I prepare a thread on the town:




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Alexandria looks like a very attractive place.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 06:53 AM   #293
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A couple b-side pictures from my stop in Wheeling, West Virginia. The entire thread of my pictures of Downtown Wheeling is in the Southeast U.S. section.






Here are a couple pictures that are not in the thread. These wide-angle pictures are of Wheeling Island and some bridges across the Ohio River.



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Some reject pictures of Downtown Hamilton:



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Nice updated pics
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Happy Valentine's Day from Watkins Glen State Park in New York!


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ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

For the next few days, I'm going to post pictures of all of the Catholic cathedrals that I have visited in the United States and Canada. Pictures of the interiors of the churches will be included, when possible.
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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Newark, New Jersey
Seat of the Archdiocese of Newark

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St. Peter's Cathedral
Wilmington, Delaware
Seat of the Diocese of Wilmington



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St. Michael's Cathedral
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