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I visited Philadelphia for a few days in last october.

Some of my first impressions of the city : it feels a lot less gentrified than New York, actually Philadelphia looks like what I imagine New York could look like in the 1980's. Some areas seemed kinda ghetto, especially the hoods in North Philly where I ventured looking for the filming locations from the Rocky's saga. There were also a lot of beggars in downtown. On a more positive note, the city feels vibrant and cool, and has lot to offer, while being a lot less crowded by tourists than New York. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is very interesting : a lot less crowded than any of New York's art museums, but still as impressive.


So, to begin, a video I made from what I shot while visiting Philly :


Now, the pics :

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Protect the murals at all cost!
 

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Skopje/Скопје;147199602 said:
Oh, wow, is that tram on photo #81 in use? Looks quite old...
Actually yes, it's still running.


Nice pics there GM, as you say it does look a lot grittier than NYC does these days but in an interesting way imo.
Yes, some areas looked like stereotypically ghetto, like the way you'd expect a Hollywood movie or TV show would portray it.
I mean, for example, looking for the house which served as a filming location for Rocky, I literally had to cross some sort of "bum camp" with homeless people gathering around braziers...
No need to say, you will not see pics of that part of my trip in this thread.
Overall some neighborhoods just seem not really well taken care of. You don't really can find that in New York these days, even when you're deep in the Bronx or Brooklyn.


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Thanks for the comments !


Nice pics. BTW, what do you think about Philadelphia's mass transit system?
Well, I only used it a couple of times, but I didn't find it very intuitive.





111- Halloween version of Benjamin Franklin :


112- It's not the sun, it's my flash :


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115- Heading to Kensington, looking for the filming locations of the Rocky's saga.


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In the movie :

http://themoviedistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/rocky02A.jpg

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126- The Mighty Mick's Gym :


In the movie:

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net...ide_gym4.jpg/revision/latest?cb=2013123002291

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132- Inside the Philadelphia train station, waiting for my train to New York :





That's all !
 
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