Sunday, April 24, 2011

The City of Brotherly Love

Today, a guest post by my incredible brother John!

So, my sister and the family came up to visit for a few days around Easter and we had a great time showing them around the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Our first day we spent touring the Independence National Park and nearby historical areas.

Here's Joy at the entrance to the Independence Visitor's Center.

Finn eating a famous Philly soft pretzel

Independence Hall has been undergoing renovations (note the scaffolds)

Liberty Bell Center (in case you can't read)

It's not as big as most history books portray it

This is Paulie taking a picture of the Liberty Bell (note Joy doing the same in Paulie's photo)

"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land..." (Leviticus 25:10)

The cousins had a load of fun throughout the weekend.

The "infamous," as opposed to famous, Philly Cheesesteak apparently served here.

We had a crazy lunch at the Reading Terminal Market.

The second day we took another trip into Philly to visit the Franklin Institute, one of the oldest science centers / museums in the country (founded in 1824).

Franklin Memorial at the Franklin Institute

Elizabeth on a rock climbing wall demonstrating the effects of friction in sports.

Uncle Paul with the youngest munchkin.

More architecture shots from inside the Franklin Institute


Thanks to John for the guest blogpost this weekend! You can find more of his work on his Flickr page.

While here in Philadelphia, the hard drive on my computer died so I will be scarce in this space over the next week while I have my hard drive replaced. I hope everyone has a wonderful spring week.

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