My 10 Favourite Sights in Philadelphia at Eat Write Retreat 2013

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This is the first in a series, on my recent time in Philadelphia at Eat, Write, Retreat 2013.  Since this entry is a collection of my favourite sights, I’ll let my photos tell the story.

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The Hilton Double-Tree was perfectly located, right in the heart of the city.

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Everywhere I walked, I was thrilled with the gorgeous details of Center City.

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We came across this gorgeous funkified area of downtown on our walk to our first lunch outing at Supper Restaurant .

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This beauty is now luxurious condos.  She reminded me of the architecture of the “ladies” that line Central Park on the Upper West Side in NYC.  We discovered that Philadelphia’s urban park is 10 times the size of Central Park.

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That evening we were 37 stories high at R2L Restaurant where the Gala Awards were given out.  I consoled myself for not winning with my California Raisins entry by gazing out at the Philadelphia skyline, in the setting sun!  Just kidding, I was thrilled for the lovely winner Roxanna with her Raisin Cheese Crackers.

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I was also able to capture the Bellevue, where we had lunch at Williams Sonoma the next day.

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After the conference had concluded, my roomie and I purchased a 24 hour pass for the double decker bus tours.  This was taken as we zipped by.  There was rain coming so we did the loop to decide what sites we would stop at the next day.

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I thought that this view of what Rocky would have seen from the top of the steps after his triumphant run, was far more interesting than the stairs themselves (or the statue of Rocky for that matter).

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I was so disappointed that the galleries in Philadelphia are closed on Mondays.  I would have loved to have seen the Impressionist collection and the Rodin exhibit.  Ah well, my memories of Paris will have to suffice.

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Joannie, depicted here, was my symbol of all of the valiant women that I met at the conference.  One in particular, I know will be my lifelong friend.

Kath’s quote:  “I’d like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do.” Mae West

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Love- that is all.

 

 

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