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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:26 AM   #61
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"Oh...my partner is Hispanic (dark skinned)....this may sound like a silly question, but do you think we'd have difficulty, in that sense? Obviously, we don't have any issues here in Miami because this is an extremely diverse city."

I actually think Miami is more conservative than Philadelphia. You will not have any problems trust me.

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The racial makeup of the city was:

* 45.0% White
* 43.2% African American
* 4.4% Asian
* 4.7% from other races
* 2.2% Mixed Race
* 0.2% Native American
* 0.05% Pacific Islander

8.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #62
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"Oh...my partner is Hispanic (dark skinned)....this may sound like a silly question, but do you think we'd have difficulty, in that sense? Obviously, we don't have any issues here in Miami because this is an extremely diverse city."

I actually think Miami is more conservative than Philadelphia. You will not have any problems trust me.

Demographics from Wikipedia
The racial makeup of the city was:

* 45.0% White
* 43.2% African American
* 4.4% Asian
* 4.7% from other races
* 2.2% Mixed Race
* 0.2% Native American
* 0.05% Pacific Islander

8.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Thank you for your advice -- sounds like we'd have nothing to worry about, in that sense. We've just got to check the city out for ourselves. One thing is for sure; it'll be VERY different from Miami!
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Old July 10th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #63
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These photos are absolutely terrific. I've gotten to visit Philly a couple of times because both of my parents grew up there. Philly really gives you the highest highs (Society Hill, Logan Square, South St), and the lowest lows (slums, corruption). Overall though, I think the good outweighs the bad! I'd love to get back and do some more exploring... and get a good cheese steak
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Old July 10th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #64
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"Philly really gives you the highest highs (Society Hill, Logan Square, South St), and the lowest lows" (slums, corruption). Overall though, I think the good outweighs the bad!"

...and everything in between. That's exactly why I love Philadelphia.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #65
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some more from me







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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #66
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Lovely Philly!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #67
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dublin was indeed the second city of the british empire, but only until the early 1800s when the ripple effect of the closing of the irish parliament began to hit deep. the wealth and prosperity left and by 1900 we were the worst slum city in europe; just fyi
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #68
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Love those old townhouses.. very smart looking.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #69
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"Love those old townhouses.. very smart looking."

Toronto had quite a few especially South East along the water by Church St. Cabbagetown is different becuase of the period in which it was built.
One big difference though in Toronto rowhomes is that the gables face the street.
We have some examples of that here. I'll add to this later. At work now.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #70
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Yes, we do have some of that style, but as you say most are more Victorian looking. Some very decorative ones are Second Empire.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #71
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Philadelphia always reminded me of what would happen if New York and Chicago got together and had a love child.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #72
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I always thought if Manhattan and Brooklyn had a love child it would be Philly. Manhattan was founded in 1625 and Philadelphia in 1681, Chicago was born in 1837.

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Old August 1st, 2008, 12:18 AM   #73
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Yes, I've always thought there was a little bit of Manhattan in Philadelphia and in Chicago -- but in completely seperate ways that don't overlap much.

Philadelphia and Brooklyn is a great comparison, though, I think.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #74
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Philly is awesome, and it has been awesome for a while.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 02:00 AM   #75
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PHILLYSKYLINE.com has a lot of great recent pics for those interested, including a flyover from which these great shots are culled:











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Old December 6th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #76
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Wow those aerials are fantastic.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #77
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Philadelphia is very good
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Old December 7th, 2008, 03:53 AM   #78
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Lets keep adding on then, shall we.Heres a few of my favorites Ive come across flickr.Kudos to the phototakers.

I believe Philadlephia and NYC are the only 2 cities in the world within 100 miles of each other( with populations over 1 million +)

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Old December 7th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #79
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Great finds kansas. Philadelphia is spectacular. 15 years ago the streets were much less lively. Love the shot of Fairmount in the winter. The architecture in Philadelphia is top notch.
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WOW! Great finds, kansas!
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