09 November 2009

the last of them

What I love most about Philadelphia is that it´s a city made up of neighborhoods which gives it a small town feel. Here are a few examples which are all within easy walking distance of each other.









These are the last of them. I thought I´d be posting more, but the high has gone and now the sadness is starting to set in. I´m starting to miss the walkabouts, food, bookshops, "people watching" and friendliness that makes Philadelphia my Philadelphia... It´s been raining here for the past 4 days, which could also have something to do with the mood I´m in...


I think the Coco has some competition...

¡Dos besos muy gordos!

36 comments:

Cate said...

dear, jane! these are beautiful, and i can totally understand your longing. this time of year is filled with melancholy, too, with its turning inward and away from warmer days. sending you lots of hugs today.

Daan & Guusje said...

Big hugs for you, Jane XXXXX

KathyA said...

Hang in there, you'll be back again soon! Meanwhile, I have a cheeseteak in your honor!

Jeannette said...

I know the feeling!
And maybe, to have some fun, make Coco the same nice monk cape as worn by the cute dog in your pic. You may never know if it will the next big hit in dog fashion. ;)
Take care, Jeannette

RNSANE said...

These are wonderful photos. It's funny, I've traveled all over the world but, somehow, one of the places I've missed in my own country, is Philadelphia. How could I have missed this special, historic city! I will definitely have to get there one of these days soon = but definitely not during the winter. Your pictures have definitely enticed me!

Nihal said...

My memories about Philadelphia are as colorful and alive as you exhibit that we saw each on your post. Maybe you'll be surprised but I too have some photos taken from the same angle like yours.

Sherry said...

you always have the most beautiful photos...

likeschocolate said...

Philly is a great city! It has so much character.

ibb said...

Dear Jane, it is the same to all of us. Too much rain. How was the cinema on friday? Were you?

Tiphaine said...

I just dream to go to Philadelphia....maybe one day....

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Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

And now i want to go to Philadelphia... Have a nice time and thanks for these beautiful pictures !!!

janis said...

I have only spent about 5 hours in Philly, and I would really like to go back. The architecture was fasinating - different from here, and so beautifully old.

Really - your photos are extraordinary Jane... You have a gift of capturing a sense of place.

Big hugs and besos...

ibb said...

I was waiting in the queue for "Agora". Just when you passed by.
Next time I promise a hi and dos besos.

Catalina said...

Wonderful

Joanna Jenkins said...

All beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. I've never been and it gave me the incentive to add it to my list of places to see! Thanks.
xo

Conny said...

You have captured scenes of Philadelphia beautifully! I've been there only once - on a cold November weekend (1993). Although the Liberty Bell was only 5 blocks from my friend's house, I was too cold to venture out alone to see it.

Cheers ~ Conny

shirley said...

Great shots of Philly! Such a historic town.

Katy said...

Great shots - I think this time of year - before the Christmas freak out makes people restless - I know it makes me restless - it's always about now I start wanting to move or do something different.

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

fully enjoyed these shots- thanks so much for sharing your trip.

hang in there with the rain :)

marinik said...

great shots, traveling IS great, but you're right when you visit a place that's special in your heart... it's so much harder when you get back and start missing it so... that's ok..till next time :)

Crescent Moon said...

Those are wonderful pictures! I'm sorry the weather is so dreary now that you're home. If it's any consolation, it's dreary here today, too.

Theresa said...

wonderful, makes me miss the east coast. :)

MODsquad said...

I've heard Philly is a great city to visit. These pictures prove it!

aimee said...

i've always wondered what it would be like to have a hometown to make me burst with longing like the feeling you're having for philadelphia. i've been a nomad since birth and so i've never felt like i've belonged to any city. if there can be a good kind of melancholy, i think this is it. you're missing something that is very special to you.

Joyce said...

Jane I can see how you miss Philly. It is beautiful! Does all of your family still live there? I love the last photo- it is a hoot. Sending you hugs n' kisses. xo

Robin said...

These pictures make me want to book a flight to Philly! They are so lovely.

Hope you enjoyed going home for a bit!

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear that you're homesick. That's such a bittersweet feeling. I hope that gray days don't last too long!

Rocio said...

No wonder you miss it !!! It is a beautiful place!!! Chin up, there is nothing a nice hot chocolate with churros cannot improve!! Besote.

trinsch said...

what a charming, sweet place. and of course you miss it: on top of being gorgeous, it's home. i totally now the state you're in. i'm there a couple of times every year - and the some, when i say goodbye to those who visits me from back home. it's not a good feeling. sending you thoughts and hugs!

lucylaine said...

beautiful!!! thank you for sharing!!!

Brit said...

Ooh that dog looks like a boxer, cute cute! Philly really looks so beautiful! The houses are just to die for! Can understand you miss teh place!

MyrtilleD said...

Philadelphia seems great! I love the 1st picture, it makes me dreaming... and now I want to go to Philadelphia too! Thanks for shearing ;-)

B said...

Oh, I so understand the feeling... at least you have the beautiful photos! I've now added Philadelphia to my list of places to visit!

kristina said...

I've never been to Philadelphia, but you're photos make me wanna go there :-)

5orangepotatoes said...

Love Philadelphia and have fond memories of it. A year and a half ago I went to Philadelphia with my sisters to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the art museum. It was such a wonderful trip full of culture, coffee, history and antiques!

lisa

Earth Mama said...

I love to visit Philly. I lived there for a year, about 10 years ago, in the Art Museum Area, while I went to Moore College of Art. I love to visit the city, often fantasize of living there again, but I could never ever leave the trees and the grass, and the woods again. Philly pretzels are definitely good though.

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