The City That Gave Us Love

Philadelphia is a very special city for us for many reasons. We fell in love with Philadelphia the moment we laid eyes on her. The city of Philadelphia is a tourists delight and the pride of any one who calls the city their own, however briefly. Philadelphia was the first capital of USA and it was the city where thinkers like Benjamin Franklin walked on the same cobbled stone streets as found today. It was the stage of the American Independence and has many stories to tell from that era. The city saw many first’s such as the first telephone, the first elevator (lift) and many other innovative inventions of time immemorial.

If anyone wants to get a feel of the city all you have to do is play the original game of Monopoly, you will find Reading Terminal, Water Works,Park place and all the other Monopoly squares come alive in Philadelphia. The game was designed based on the city of Philadelphia. The city gives the feeling of being a compact city with the roads criss crossing to form perfect squares while being deceivingly big. The city has maintained the same characteristics and flavors from the day William Penn planned the city.

Philadelphia is a mix of historical and modern surprises at every corner. Every road and every nook between the Delaware and the Schuylkill rivers has a brilliant story to tell, giving the city so much in terms of character. The city has something to offer to every type of person with the Rocky statue for the movie buffs, Reading Terminal and Philly cheese steak for the foodies, Eastern State Penitentiary for the history seeker, free libraries and museums for the seeker of literature and art and Fairmount Park for the nature lover. The center of the city has the symbol of Love which has become a universal icon for Love. Here is my ode to the city of Philadelphia in photographs.

The City that gave us Love
The City that gave us Love
Reading Terminal station which is now a famous but authentic food court
Reading Terminal station which is now a famous but authentic food court
Boat House Row one of the most Romantic parts of the city
Boat House Row one of the most Romantic parts of the city
Eastern State Penitentiary  and its chilling past
Eastern State Penitentiary and its chilling past
Remember Water Works in Monopoly ? Here it is
Remember Water Works in Monopoly ? Here it is
Door way to Ben Franklin's House
Door way to Ben Franklin’s House
A Frozen Lake
A Frozen Lake
A rusted Door at the Penintantary
A rusted Door at the Penintantary

Photographs credited to Razor Rasu

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11 thoughts on “The City That Gave Us Love

  1. I had no idea the game of Monopoly was designed on the city of Philadelphia! Interesting. Gives the city all the more aura of being a “grand old city”. My boyfriend lives thereabouts for the time being, and he’s also in awe of the city, so I’d love to visit it some time. Really nice pics! I love the rusted door. 🙂

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  2. I love the way some countries have preserved their heritage cities. Wish we could do the same with ours. Your post makes me want to do an architectural photography tour of the city.

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  3. I was in the central part of Philly over 2 decades ago. Coincidentally on the evening before the Democratic convention.. lots of people around!

    You really seem to get around the world!

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