Yes, the first week of a new year is reality check time. We return to jobs,obligations and the like. And, as much as I would like to “wing it”, it looks like I will be stuck at home for the rest of winter.
Oh well; that fabulous world tour can wait….
But, for such lulls as these I have only one thing to say: “Vive photostock!” Through the magic of our personal archives, I still have “treasures” to share…
Just like last January, when I rolled out my Hawaii beach pics ( one of these posts that had the most hits was Which way to the beach?; my goodness, over 1,100 hits alone on that one!). Well, knock me down with a beach ball!
This month, I am going to show you one of my favorite US cities, Philadelphia:
( How tall you have grown, little colony! Independence Hall and neighboring buildings).
I have so far, just shared a few selected images of the city of brotherly love. I am not holding out on you all but, this is one of my “touchy-feely” cities . It is not just a place on a map for me. It is so much more than that.
Not only is Philadelphia the birthplace of America itself, but is also the cornerstone of my own family. I had several generations who either immigrated here or were born here. Closest to me, my Dad and his parents were natives of the city.Each time I have been here, I felt that I have been walking in the footsteps of my family.For myself, Philadelphia is all about roots. Not just mine, but of all Americans.
It is a big city, but smaller than NYC, and I think a tad less “frenzied”.While the big apple has its sprawling boroughs, Philly has a more of a neighborhood feeling. This city is definitely walkable and that is always a plus.
As usual, I am going to make my photo selection and share all that with you very soon!
Have a great weekend!
P.S Thought of the day “ A real friend is always happy for his/her friend’s good fortune”.
Two of my friends are currently traveling . Lucky people! You can enjoy their beautiful photography,too.
Zhu is in Australia.
Leesa is currently in route to Costa Rica (she will be staying there for 2-3 months).
I will add Ron also, because he was recently in NYC and has( and will continue to) post NYC pics!
Stop in their blogs and enjoy their beautiful photography!