Saturday, November 20, 2004
How to Tour Philadelphia
1. Find somebody with a camera, touring.
I didn't stand in Balboa's foot-steps exactly.
Face-forward, this is what the city-scape looks like today. A few other
pics are posted to Flickr.
Rest of the weekend: behind on reading and pheeling Phila-drained-phia.
Posted by Derek Mueller at November 20, 2004 9:07 PM
yay philadelphia! & very nice w/the re-spelling to account for its implications & reverberations on our already cluttered lives. :) a little more text might have been illuminative, though; for example, might whomever's running up the stairs in that 1st pic. be a little "ultra" dedicated to reinacting the movie-scene?
I meant to elaborate, but I just didn't have it (patience, discipline, words...). I do, however, have more photos to convey the other good stuff from the trip. I'll send them sometime over break. More text...more text... (such a compositionist!) ;)
I miss Philly. I hated it when I lived there, but I miss it now. Actually, I missed it almost as soon as I moved to Austin. Philly has heart.
The recent Philly visit was too quick get any sense of the people there--usual metro bustle to me. But it did have a vibrant downtown area. For other reasons, it reminded me a lot of Detroit--lot of long roads that run from spots with peeling brick veneer and bars on windows all the way to quant suburban shopping corridors with bagel shops and tinsled holiday figurines hanging from the light posts.