Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daughterly Love in the City of Brotherly Love

We traveled to Philadelphia last weekend to visit our daughter Natalie

and son-in-law Daniel.

They're living in Center City, in a Bible factory built in 1803 that's been converted into spacious apartments.

The ground floor of the building is a fabric museum.  I think it was meant to be that they chose to live here ~ doilies painted on the glass!

The famous Reading Terminal Market is just around the corner from where they live.

The place is full of fresh meats, cheeses, veggies and fish ~ just about every conceivable food stuff!

Across town is another famous market, the South 9th Street Curb Market, a community market full of speciality ethnic food vendors.

The city is dotted with hundreds of historical landmarks, including the State's oldest hospital, co-founded by Ben Franklin.

It's also a real restaurant town and thankfully, we ate some scrumptious meals, otherwise we would've died from the miles and miles of walking we did!

When in Rome...

This was the french toast I ordered for breakfast one morning.  French toast stuffed with cream cheese and apples.  Uh muh guh!

My favorite thing about Philly?  The incredible architecture.  The jewel of the city is City Hall.

A 37' statue of William Penn stands atop the massive structure.

Everywhere you turn you run into beautiful buildings

With stunning detail.

I can't wait to go back and spend time with two of our favorite people!


Christy said...

Why does it always take a visitor to show you what's on your doorstep.

I live twenty miles from Philly and rarely get down there.

It's always good to view something with a fresh eye and you did that.

Will now take the time to visit a few things.

Lil Bit Brit

I love my apron you sent me.

Natalie said...

Great pictures mama! Come back soon. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your day....that was a fun tour...and I really have to comment on the doily painted windows! How inspirational....if I owned a brick and mortar shop/gallery.....that is what I would soooooooo do! I love that. What a charming building. The apartment must be so nice. Give us a tour of that sometime.

Have a great day, Cindy! And thanks for your visits.

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Missy Shay said...

Looks like you had fun!

ImagiMeri said...

You're doin' a lot of travelin' lately pretty lady. I'd love to visit Philadelphia some day, I just love historic places. Are you sure that's your daughter, it sure looks like your sister ;o)


Little Susie Home Maker said...

Your daughter is so pretty! I love the doilies painted on the windows! It sure is a nice tour you gave us here. I have never been there, hope to visit some day. Love all the history and food!

Donna said...

Your daughter is surrounded by history for sure! The doilies in the window are fabulous.
You have made me so hungry with the food pics ;)

chrisartist said...

Thanks Cindy.
A beautiful city.
I love the apartment building.

donna said...

Cindy I can not blame you. What a beautiful city. Thank you so much for sharing. Maybe that can be our next trip.

Jann Olson said...

What a great trip! I would love to go to Philly someday. The painted doilies are awesome! So happy that you got to spend time with your daughter and sil.

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I moved to Philadelphia in my early 20's. (I was a wanderer for a short period of my life) I loved it there! The history there is fabulous!
I lived in South Philly on 9th & Watkins !(Rocky Balboa land - Yo Adrian!) I frequented the curb market very often!
Please tell me you had Philly Birch Beer while you were there!!!