From my travel notes to the United States back in 2013. Just as from the World famous Bruce Springsteen song, we too experienced this lovely phenomena  called - streets of Philadelphia.

Update: I wish I was a better photographer back then, as all of the photos from that trip were taken using my old Sony DSC camera, and ... let's say they didn't pop out. Some three years latter, by writing an article on Geghard monastery in Armenia, I remembered Philly. All I was left, to browse for my old articles and take a help from Adobe Lightroom and fine tune my scenery.

Here are few things I can associate Philadelphia with - Penn Station (if you are traveling deeper into United states using rail or bus network, you will definitely use this facility), very Masonic city (here you will find Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and a lot of Masonic symbols), very beautiful skyscrapers, tastiest coffee in the United States, and here I first time observed have noodles actually are prepared (at Philadelphia's Chinatown). Oh, and Philly cheese steak - damn I miss one right now.

Streets of Philadelphia

Yellow cab in streets of Philadelphia

Ask me - what US associates to me - and yellow cabs will be a top of the list

Huge billboards and skyscrappers

Huge billboards and skyscrapers

Didn't they invented both?

Noodles being prepared at Philadelphia's China Town

Noodles being prepared at Philadelphia's China Town

Nope, I wasn't a restaurant critique back then, and this awesome place is missing it's spot on restaurant review series.

China town in Philadelphia

China town in Philadelphia

Masonic temple in Philadelphia

Masonic temple in Philadelphia

Oh, gosh, just like from the National Treasure with Nicolas Cage

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania claims to be the oldest Grand Lodge in the United States, and the third oldest in the world after England (est. 1717) and Ireland (est. 1725), having been originally established as the Provincial Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1731. This claim is disputed by both the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

Sculpture in Philadelphia

Sculpture in Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin - Craftsmen

Benjamin Franklin - Craftsmen

At Penn Station

At Penn Station

Streets of Philadelphia

From Philadelphia's Penn Station we used Megabus coach service and headed to Washington, DC

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Location & Map
Philadelphia United States
Coordinates: 39.950000 -75.166667