An early morning walk in the City of Brotherly Love and along the frozen Schuylkill River.
Other than the long and perilous drive home in the sleet and snow storm, had a wonderful visit to my favorite city, Philadelphia. Loved the city since my first visit to the zoo when I was around six years old.
I love walking the streets of large cities. They are all so much alike and so different. Each like a tree has the trunk, the down town district, and branches the residential, recreational and cultural districts, but they all grow in different shapes, just like trees. Today I walked through the some of cultural and recreational areas of Philadelphia, the famous Art Museum and the Waterworks and Boathouse Row areas along the frozen Schuylkill River.
Being Sunday the streets were empty, but not so the sidewalks and paths along the Schuylkill. Even in the rigid weather, they were filled with walker and runners of both sexes and all ages getting in their daily exercise routines. The Drexel University baseball team was running the steps of the Art Museum singing the theme song form Rocky, the movie that made the steps famous. walked by so many other historical buildings and monuments and museums. I realized I needed to spend more time in this beautiful and historic city. we did a lot in one day, I went with my nephew Mike and we met up with my sister Linda and her daughters Cassidy and Kelly, and kelly’s fiance Ethan at the Art Museum today. Our visit was cut short by the sleet and snow storm but still a learned so much. Iwill be back. Uploaded some photos on my blog photograph page for those interested, here is the link. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/philadelphia-morning-walk-march-1-2015#gallery/1328eb1066f8cc2ac67e2bc621105745/552. And i will leave you with a quote by this cities famous founder.
“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show…let me do it now.”
― William Penn