Philadelphia Bus Tour Part 1

by Cathrine Stewart October. 22, 2008 5731 views

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My son's 19th birthday was on the 23rd of October, so he and my husband Mark came to Bryn Mawr for the weekend. We went on a tour around Philadelphia on a hop on/ hop off bus. (We also went to a Sherlock Holme's play- another post to come)

You have to excuse some of the pictures for being crooked or cut off. The bus was moving so I didn't always have time to adjust the camera. Also, there were times when it rained and I had to go inside. There will be a second post that will show the wall art that we saw on the tour.

This is the Betsy Ross House. For those of you who are not American, she is the one who sewed the original flag for the colonies when they were still under British control.

Benjamin Franklin.

National Constitution Center

This is a Pennsylvania prison. When looking down on it, you can see that the shape of it is a pair of hand cuffs.

Welcome arch to China town in Philadelphia.

Thomas Paine Plaza. Philadelphia has five or six of the locations found on the original Monopoly game board. I am posting another set of pictures of this plaza to show a variety of the pieces.

See the link below for more information on the history of the Monopoly game.

George Washington

There is a statue of William Penn on top of City Hall.

We can forget the cherry trees that Philadelphia is famous for.

Logan Circle

The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin held in the Musée Rodin in Paris. It depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle.

The Philadelphia Art Museum

The Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Art Museum

The red house on the end was used in the movie “The Sixth Sense.” Starring Bruce Willis, Donnie Wahlberg, Haley Joel Osment, Olivia Williams, Toni Collette.

This is the first Pennsylvania Prison- Eastern State Penitentiary. It is no longer a prison. It is open for tours.

This statue's name is something like… the relaxing man in a chair.

Abraham Lincoln Statue- “Let us highly resolve that the government of the people, by the people shall not perish from the earth.”

Butterfly Park

Historic Hatfield House

Philadelphia Zoo - America's first zoo.

Philadelphia- the city of brotherly love. The water fountain sitting behind it has pink water to help with cancer awareness. The color changes with the seasons. The story behind the color water- Some kids colored the water originally as a prank, but the city liked the colors and decided to continue to color it.

This was the first American hospital. All surgeries were free, because the round circle at the top had observers who paid to see the operations done.

This is the first post office, founded by Ben Franklin, while we were still under the British rule.

It is the only one without a flag, because Ben Franklin refused to hang a British flag, and since then no flag has flown on the building.

This Statue is called “Religious Liberty.”

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Oldbabe 11 years, 3 months ago

Boy, it looks like a great place for a tour. Thanks for taking us along. It was very interesting. I liked butterfly park the best!

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Eric J H Joyce 11 years, 3 months ago

Great post. I sure hope if you are American that you know who Betsy Ross is.

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Marsha 11 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the tour... nice set.

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