We had to wait for our luggage and the train to take us to the city center, where it was just a short walk to out hotel. We got checked in and were out on the street by 3:30.
The most impressive structure in central Philly is the mammoth and very ornate city hall. It is the focal point for the main street axis in the city.
This afternoon and evening we concentrated on the central city, Broad Street and out the Parkway, looking mostly at architecture and outdoor art.
The old Masonic Temple doorway arch.
The huge pipe organ and the eagle statue in the old Wanamakers Department store, now Macy's.
The Cathedral of Peter and Paul.
Swann Fountain in Logan Circle
The Clothes Pin (notice Tom's head in the lower right)
The Paint Torch at the Academy of Fine Art with neon on the convention center in the background.
Tomorrow we explore the history of early Philadelphia and of our nation.