Monday, September 10, 2012

A day out in Philadelphia

           Philadelphia  is the largest city in the  Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States.It is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.
                   In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of Pennsylvania Colony.By the 1750s it was the largest city and busiest port in British America.During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants. It became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration and surpassed two million occupants by 1950.
Reading Terminal Market

Midway between Old City and Broad Street is the Reading Terminal Market, with dozens of take-out restaurants, specialty food vendors, and small grocery store operators, a few of which are operated by Amish farmers from nearby Lancaster County.

Franklin Institute
City Hall
Philadelphia Art Museum
The city contains many art museums, such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Rodin Museum. The city's major art museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the largest art museums in the United States.

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