Old City Philadelphia

In my continuing urban exploration of Philadelphia, my next photo trek was to Old City / East Center City. I have two favorite areas of this part of the city (and neither includes the Liberty Bell). The first is Old Christ Church Cemetery, the final resting place of many notable figures of early American history, including Benjamin Franklin. This cemetery pulls you into the history of the early nation, with its crumbling monuments to patriotic and brave heroes.

My second favorite part of old city is 2nd and 3rd streets between Race and Market streets. This area is an eclectic mix of history, art galleries, businesses, restaurants, artisans, homes, and abandoned buildings. It’s a very unique part of town that has a very European feel to it. But look to the north and you’re reminded where you are with the hulking Ben Franklin Bridge that connects to Camden, NJ.

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