Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring-A-Delphia: Photographs of Philadelphia's Skyline and Cherry Blossoms in Spring

"Oh Philadelphia freedom, shine on me, I love you
Shine the light, through the eyes of the ones left behind..."
(Elton John and Bernie Taupin)


Spring is a beautiful time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There is the old and new architecture, side-by-side.  There is the blooming Cherry Blossoms and other plants.  There is the juxtaposition of trees with man-made buildings and objects. 

As I view the Philly skyline, I think of how it has evolved since my Freshman year of college in 1981 (Franklin and Marshall College is  an hour and a half from the city). At that time, City Hall was still Philadelphia's tallest building. Now it takes is place next to several taller, more modern skyscrapers.  Together, these buildings create a beautiful, American skyline.  Below is a sampling of my new photographs from two recent mornings in Philadelphia.  

Philadelphia Skyline and Schuykill Banks Boardwalk
with Clearing Storm (View from South Street Bridge).
Philadelphia Skyline and Schuykill Banks Boardwalk
with Clearing Storm (View from South Street Bridge).
Cherry Blossoms along Schuylkill River Trail
(Next to Kelly Drive).
Cherry Blossoms along Schuylkill River Trail
(Next to Kelly Drive).
Philadelphia Skyline from 33rd floor of
PSFS Building (Loews Philadelphia Hotel).
One Liberty Place (from 33rd floor of
PSFS Building:  Loews Philadelphia Hotel).
Philadelphia Old and New:
Philadelphia City Hall and Comcast Comcast Center
(from 33rd floor of PSFS Building:  Loews Philadelphia Hotel).
Windows on Lombard Street with Flowering Trees.
Arch Street in Spring, Philadelphia.
Cherry Street in Spring, Philadelphia.
Side of Philadelphia Museum of Art
with Flowering Trees.
Rocky Statue in Spring:
In front of Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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