The City End It’s Day: An Afternoon Walk In Philadelphia
After my morning walk on Thursday I spent the day at the Philadelphia Convention Center attending an Estate Law seminar. I won’t bore you with the details, let’s just say it was a long day.
The seminar ended at 4:30 a.m. and I walked the short distance back to my hotel under cloudy skies and summerlike temperatures in the mid 70’s. I quickly changed and was soon off for a short walk on the city’s streets.
This time I walked to the Philadelphia City Hall and headed north on Broad Street. A friend had told me to tour the nearby Masonic Temple museum but I found the tours ended at 3 p.m.
I continued north and walked over busy Interstate 376 and into the Spring Garden section of the Philadelphia. I was a much less affluent neighborhood than Old Town and Society Hill but still a nice place to live.
I encountered lot of friendly folks, students walking home from school, construction and office workers ending their daily commutes to work or local residents just out for a stroll in the mild November weather.
The streets were again congested with rush hour traffic. I know this since I crossed a few busy intersections.
My walk took me past many colorful murals along the way,
some fall flowers still in bloom
and passed the campuses of both the Drexel and Hahnemann Medical schools.
I took a short detour to check out the Spring Garden Subway station (I’ll be honest I was looking for a bathroom and thankful I found one at a Subway Hoagie shop a few blocks away).
I walked for about a mile when I got tired, and hungry. I was near the old Philadelphia Inquirer Building when I decided to return.
On my way I saw someone who was more tired, and probably hungrier than me, these poor fellow was asleep on the steps of a church.
The clouds looked ominous over City Hall, rain was in the forecast, but the rain held on my walk.
I returned to my hotel as dusk engulfed the city. I took a short rest before I headed back to Chinatown for a nice meal. I returned to my room and was soon asleep after my long day in the city. Here is a link to some more photographs from my afternoon hike. Broad Street Afternoon hike November 1 2018.
World-class museums, cutting-edge galleries, and ubiquitous street murals make this city a trove of creative riches. – New York Magazine