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    Default Philly - better late than never

    Back in August we were in Pennsylvania for a funeral, and this city wasn't so far away. So we went.

    It surprised me a lot. The street we parked on could have been in Brooklyn Heights, and the first other street (alley) was so.. tranquil. On to Center City, a place I learned to love pretty quickly. Fountains, plazas, dense streets, and all the things a city lover could ask for (except massive subway).

    I either don't know or have forgotten what some of these things are, so I'm not labeling each one.

    Doubletree Hotel? Right outside downtown core



    Getting closer, this building reminded me of Marine Midland a little



    I'm liberated. Haah ha heh ehhh ugh. This is from a really nice, small park




    (the father took that one)

    Right there, One Liberty Place, the tallest building between New York and Chicago









    The base, opposite the connection into the Liberty Place complex. It has a very nice central atrium



    City Hall...





    From courtyard



    Other side sans the ground floor and passageway, with turret stairs



    Through one half of the building



    From a nearby plaza. I think that guy is taking a rest so he doesn't vaporize. It was pretty hot



    Verizon, a tower with an unseemly shape but attractive to me



    Blue Cross





    Favorite of many, KPF's Mellon Bank Center





    Crap, I thought I had more pictures of it.

    Smaller building that caught my eye



    This is somewhere in New Jersey, I don't know what or where it is, other than PNC Bank



    A Philly kitty bids you farewell


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    Again with the kitties.

    Nice little tour, Gul.

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    That NJ pic is Tower Center in East Brunswick.

    Thanks for the photos. I love Philly's city hall. Its real charm is in its neighborhoods; its crop of post-modern skyscrapers is pretty lame.

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    They're not bad. They're not that bad at all. I just love how exuberantly retro Liberty Place is, and the Mellon tower would be a very impressive sight in New York.

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    No doubt a kitty pic has become your signature. I hope this means that you'll be posting more pics in the future. You have an attentive eye and you're patient. Can't wait for the next tour.

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    Did kitty have a Close Encounter?

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    What?

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    Gulcrapek: Note the cat paw "shadow" on kitty. It's an effect from the window signage. Zippy doesn't miss a trick. But did you? I thought this was intentional, Gul, as evidence of your attentive eye.
    [That's no Philly kitty, Fred; that there's an Alien! Now Louise, don't start gettin' ya panties in a bunch, that there's just a regular ca..aaaaah, Golly! Did you see that? The cat moved and it's spot stayed right still. Yer right, Louise, it is an Alien. Didn't I say we had no business on Mars? Now look what they've done.]

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    Oh... it was intentional, but I couldn't associate a cat with 'close encounter'...

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    :cry: So many memories already. I love Philadelphia....My home for 12 years. But of course New York I love the most.

    My last couple of years, I used to live close to that park (Rittenhouse Park) One of the best urban parks I experience so far after Central park of course. Better than Washington park and Union Square park in design in my opinion. Great park. If any of you guys visit Philadelphia check it out!

    Thanks for those great shots!

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