Sunday, January 25, 2015

Philadelphia

Hurrah for outside art!!
We saw this building from a distance and I was so intrigued by the men standing on the steeple, so we drove until we found it.

Chinatown rooftops.

Claudia's feet mid-air as she books it up the Rocky stairs. (Also, never seen that movie. And realizing lately that I've never seen most movies.)

The loveliest architecture.
The prettiest!

Doors that open up into midair!? Yes, please! (The only thing scarier is SINK HOLES.)


Whitney (roommate), and Claudia (Whitney’s co-worker/one of my favorite New York friends), and I decided we needed a last-minute getaway out of the city. (And thank goodness for friends with cars. I've learned that friends with cars are invaluable in this place.) We drove to Philadelphia on Friday and came back on Saturday. I love spending time with Claudia and Whitney because they are genuine, real, and substantial. I’m kind of picky about travel companions, but Whitney and Claudia are really great travel companions. We all go at about the same speed and love to explore, eat and not plan too much because wandering is one of the best parts of traveling.

We wandered into an old open-late used bookstore (this is totally becoming my Friday night jam), saw the Liberty Bell (woo!), visited the building where the Declaration of Independence was signed (yolo!) and walked through Chinatown. We ate pretzel-wrapped sausages, Amish-made doughnuts, baked apple dumplings and sampled all the food possible at Reading Market. On our way out of town, we drove through the cutest little neighborhood in West Philly to meet Whitney’s bff and her dog who is allergic to grass, which is kind of adorable. 

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