An autumn afternoon in Old City

I decided to take a few pictures on an autumn afternoon recently in the Old City section of Philadelphia. First time I used my old camera in a while.

For those of you who haven’t been to Philly, Old City is an historic neighborhood near the Delaware River. There are tons of tourist destinations, including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley, etc.

I usually stick to my usual routine when I visit the neighborhood: I always stop by The Book Trader, an incredible used book store, grab a bite to eat, and then maybe see a indie movie at Landmark’s Ritz East.

I stopped by the neighborhood one afternoon a few months ago, ducked into The Book Trader, grabbed some coffee, and walked around taking pictures.

Here’s some of my shots:


Old City Coffee has been around since 1984. Great place to grab a cup and sit outside on the benches to read (if it’s not too cold).


Just thought this was a nice shot of a leaf-strewn path in the park.


Skateboarder, obviously, doing what he does best.


A big, vacant, but very cool-looking building. Can you identify it?


No, I didn’t get a psychic reading. However, I thought it looked cool.


I believe this is the U.S. Custom House. Very cool architecture.


The Independence Park Hotel. You’ll notice the fire damage, which is the result of a four-alarm blaze in February 2018, according to Philly Voice.

The hotel, unfortunately, is now temporarily closed.


An abandoned bar with a rusty, old-school neon sign. I like the fire escapes.


More fire escapes! This time over the Kabul Afghan Cuisine restaurant.

That’s it for now. Let me know if you enjoyed them, or if you spotted any errors in my descriptions.


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