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Philadelphia -- A Bicycle-Eye View
Bicyclists see parts of cities that car-bound tourists miss. While bicycling around Philadelphia, I saw a gargoyle on a garage corner, a variety of ornate doorways and bay windows, amazing old buildings made modern on the first floor only, so they could be used as stores.
Nearly every block in Philadelphia has a church, a bar, a barbershop, and a Ma-and-Pa grocery store. The homes are row-houses. People's front doors open onto the sidewalk. There are no front yards or separate houses.
I hope this collection of photos gives a feel for the varied architecture in this recovering old city.
The following pages have 6 to 8 photographs, and download times may be long. I think it's worth it. The first time I took many of these photos I accidentally set my camera on panorama and only got the middle of what I intended, so I biked around the city again, in the heat, to make sure I got these photos. Even the longest download won't take you as long as that bike trip. Thanks, Lois