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Moon over Philadelphia

November 6, 2015

On this day, Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to be designated as a World Heritage City. Philly has joined 266 cities with this honor, including Paris, Florence, Prague and St. Petersburg.  The City of Brotherly Love, so named by William Penn, who used the Greek words for love (phileo) and brother (adelphos), has earned its nickname: abolitionists, animal rights and Aids activism and origins of ACLU. Philadelphians are active protestors.

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and each has their own charm. An exploration into any one of the city’s 18 districts, visitors can find ethnic food, bike paths, hiking trails, historical streets and buildings, entertainment facilities, parks, sport’s arenas, cultural events and eclectic shopping. The visitor will not have to travel far to find a mural to admire.

In celebration of this wonderful accomplishment of our city, I’ve posted my favorite photographs of our hometown.


Forbidden Drive Photo Credit J. R. Blackwell


From the sailing ship, Amistad, on the Delaware River


Sculling on the Schuylkill River


Benjamin Franklin Bridge


View along South Street



Dilworth Plaza in front of City Hall in the Summertime


Water Works on the Schuylkill River


Boathouse Row


Side Street off of Filter Square


Penn’s Landing


Waterfall at Schuylkill River


Schuylkill River Park


One of the 3,000 Murals across the City


View from the Market-Frankfort El

Comments on: "Philadelphia Honored as a World Heritage City" (14)

  1. Makes me want to visit Philly.

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  2. Philadelphia isn’t really the top city that comes to mind in the US when I think of heritage, but congratulations all the same.


  3. Peter Schreiner said:

    Great pictures, love the ants. Oh yes, and congrats.

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  4. General John said:

    Kae,     Congratulations, to you and Philadelphia, what an honor.  I loved the pictures too.  Who did the moon shot over Philly.  Tell J. R. I said hello and come see us sometime.   John

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    • Hi John, will pass along your message to J.R. The moon is photoshopped . . . “borrowed” the moon from one of my other photos. : ) We are proud of our city. Best wishes, K


  5. Philadelphia is a fantastic city. It’s wonderful to hear that it received this honor. I enjoyed the photos. Over the years, I’ve visited several of the places in the pictures.

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  6. Having spent a little time in your fair city, I can say these pictures make me want to see a lot more. Thank you for the post.

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