Friday, May 1, 2009

Laura's Travels: Philly Edition, No. 3

Continuing on our historical search of Philadelphia, the next stop was Christ Church, which unfortunately was closed for a wedding. A guy did tell us though that the bell in the church tower was created at the same place as the Liberty Bell and is the same age, so that's pretty sweet. They've had continuous services at Christ Church for the past 314 years, which is quite the feat, when you think about it.



I really like how the window frames are painted a strawberry color. It just makes me happy for some reason.

One of the things that came up in my google search of things to do in Philly was Elfreth's Alley. I didn't really know what it was, but boyfriend's aunt knew about it, so she took us there. Apparently it's the oldest residental street in the U.S. Philly is full of the oldest of everything, so that title came to lose it's cache by the end of the day.


Tight spaces are a great place to play with my fisheye.



Another interesting factoid - apparently it was uncouth back in the day to look out your windows at what people are doing, so these little mirror gadgets allowed the genteel ladies to look out without having to show themselves.


Next up: Miscellaneous wanderings through Philly

1 comment:

Cyndy said...

Great pictures of Philadelphia! I've only been there once and now I want to go back.

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