10 Reasons to Love Philadelphia

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Guide (B): 10 Reasons to Love Philadelphia

Philadelphia was, for me, a surprising city. The surprise came in just how much I liked it and after spending a few days there, I realised I could easily come back and happily spend more time in this Pennsylvanian city. Here are some of the reasons I loved Philly and why you should too!

A preconception I certainly had about the United States is that it doesn’t really have any old buildings, at least by European standards. And indeed, while there are no castles, millennia old ruins or ancient cities per se, Philadelphia does have a lot of architecture dating back to the 18th century. Walking through the downtown, I felt that I could easily be in parts of central London that I feel very familiar with, which was a surprising feeling to experience on the opposite side of the Atlantic! However, thinking about it, it makes a lot of sense as Philadelphia was founded in 1682 and so much of its original buildings date from the 17th and 18th century, and of course it was at that time a British colony, so of course the styles would be similar! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Reasons to Love Philadelphia
Guide Location: USA » Philadelphia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Philadelphia Magic Garden   P.S. & Co.   Vedge   Blackbird Pizzeria   The Museum of Art   Washington Square West  
Author: Sam Wood
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