Sunday 22 May 2016


A few photographs from Philadelphia. I managed to get a little bit of time on the last day of the AIA Convention before my flight home to do a quick early morning tour of the city.
Philadelphia Town Hall with the tallest building One Liberty Place in the background
The view from the R2 37th floor cafe
William Penn statue on the top of the town hall - build higher than him and your sports teams will be cursed
The nice and healthy traditional lunchtime snack that is the Philly Cheese Steak
Independence Hall - Where the United States Declaration of Independence was approved in 1776
The famous bell that was rung after the declaration of Independence
Food from all over the world at the Reading Terminal Market (that was under the convention centre)
Columns and carvings inside the Town Hall complex
Baseball in the shadows of the skyscrapers
The Art Museum and the famous Rocky Steps

The Water Works that used to pump water into the city via a reservoir (now where the art gallery is)
Beautiful garden at the back of the gallery
Lovely street art
Inside the pretty creepy Philadelphia East State Penitentiary
Illustration of how the % of the American population in jail has grown over the decades
Al Capone got a nicely fitted out cell for his stay
...and, of course, every shopping centre needs a huge bronze statue of an eagle

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