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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #2
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Wow. Amazing. I want to live there now. I'm speechless.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #3
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Wow. Amazing. I want to live there now. I'm speechless.
I had the same thought about half way through the thread This was a stellar collection. Philly looks amazing. It appears as though there is very much a culture of being outside in Philly; something that doesn't seem to exist in America as much as elsewhere in the world.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #4
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Amazing pictures. This thread just got me so excited about my field trip to Philly in October. I cant wait to go!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #5
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you could see the roof of my old house in the first shot! Philadelphia has always been a great city. It's been off the radar for too long.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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By the way many of those street shots were taken by me. Please credit me for them.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #7
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those photos are so amazing, nice city, i want to visit philadelphia.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #8
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Geez I am homesick now......What a gorgeous place. Philly has held onto something...it's soul, can't say that about many other big US cities. No other city in the US is that large and intimate. Philly literally hugs you.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #9
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Very beautiful!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #10
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Wow! I am very impressed. What a great city.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #11
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...Well, that's a nice surprise for me...I always thought that Boston was the second largest city in the USA east coast!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #12
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Love Philly, its so....i don't know how to explain it its just amazing and one of my all time favorite cities ever since i was a kid, great thread
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #13
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This thread needs more recent shots. The Comcast Center is completed now. In some of the photos it hasn't even been built yet!!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #14
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you could see the roof of my old house in the first shot! Philadelphia has always been a great city. It's been off the radar for too long.
Which building in that shot was your house?
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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:14 AM   #15
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Wow! What a surprise! The city looks beautifull and it seems there´s a lot of street life going on, not very common in most american cities.

The city looks like a mix of Boston and New York
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I mentioned this is in another thread but I had a layover at Philly airport so decided to take the train to downtown. I was a bit reluctant, fearing a lifeless, boarded up CBD. I was however pleasantly surprise to find it very much alive, happening and interesting. It was an interesting mix of new and old, such as the impressive town hall standing right across shining skyscrapers.

It appears to me that Philly downtown has a sizeable population that actually lives there. I noticed lots of shoppers, folks having lunch at sidewalk cafes, strollers/sunbathers in urban parks (the weather was amazing) etc. It turned out to be quite different from what I expected.

The rail link between airport and downtown is convenient although a bit expensive (i think its $14 round-trip)?
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"I mentioned this is in another thread but I had a layover at Philly airport so decided to take the train to downtown. I was a bit reluctant, fearing a lifeless, boarded up CBD. I was however pleasantly surprise to find it very much alive, happening and interesting. It was an interesting mix of new and old, such as the impressive town hall standing right across shining skyscrapers."

People expect Detroit and find a mini-Manhattan. This happens a lot. Philly has a bad rep.
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Probably the nicest set of Philly pics that I have ever seen! Really stupendous. I love the simple Georgian rowhouses... do you call that style "Federal" in the States?
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Taller Better thanks those are my photos that I have taken.
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