Thursday, July 3, 2008

Things I Love About Philly

It hasn't been the best week for Philadelphia. We just found out we're the bike-stealingest and third-most-obscene city in the country. And that's before we talk about about the hordes who have descended, like so many fannypack-wearing locusts, on our city for the Fourth of July OMG WTF WELCOME AMERICA PRESENTED BY SUNOCO!

So I want to take a moment to remember why this city is great. This is a totally off-the-top-of-my-head list of Things I Love About Philly.

The Comcast Center lobby:

Walt Wit...

...and in the interest of keeping things fair and balanced, Philly Pale Ale.

The Rodin Museum:

Overheard in Philly.

And Philebrity, of course.

Santa's trolley:

Philly Skyline.

And on a related note, Inga Saffron.

Mayor Nutter:

The Italian Market.

Old churches with a sense of humor:

Thrifting and furniture-hunting in Germantown.

The Pink Rose.

Guerrilla street art:

Reading I Love You, I Hate You on Saturday mornings.

Being in Rittenhouse on the first day of truly nice spring weather.

The Westbury.

Views like this:

It's not an exhaustive list, by any means, but I'm feeling better about Philly now. How 'bout youse guys? What's on your Philly favorites list?

nod to Philebrity for the bike-stealing and dirty-Internet-searching stories

1 comment:

joey said...

The Foodery
Golden Empress
mobile service on the subway
souf philly bay window decor competition
everything is 10 blocks or less away
we're just far enough from Rehomo to justify making it an overnight

to tie together two of your faves: the church minister who lives adjacent to the comcast center is still unable to get cable service. he's been trying for years.