Here is how we started our day…
|Driving to garage sales on a bright and chilly morning and home for a simple breakfast. There were many community sales but I didn’t find any treasures this day.|
|Then it was over the bridge to a city…|
|that loves their Phillies!|
|Our first stop… where all the hippies meet, South Street, South Street.|
“Where do all the hippies meet? South Street, South Street!” (“South Street” by the Orlons)
|a marina under the Benjamin Franklin Brigde|
|We watched an artist create spray paint art.|
|Next we headed a bit north to Old City and visited The Betsy Ross House. I have been there several times but John never was. It is tiny with equally small, spiral stair steps. (Note: Top right photo is not mine but a internet photo) Bottom left photo shows where Betsy and her husband, John are buried in the courtyard. The bottom right is a self-portrait of John and I in the sitting area of the courtyard.|
Today, in Philadelphia, only the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall draw more visitors than the home of the adored flagmaker. Annually, over a quarter of a million guests visit the Betsy Ross House.
Location: 239 Arch Street (between Second and Third Streets).
Built: circa 1740; Style: Georgian
Elfreth’s Alley — popularly known as “Our nation’s oldest residential street” – dates back to the first days of the eighteenth century. Twenty years after William Penn founded Pennsylvania and established Philadelphia as its capital, the town had grown into a thriving, prosperous mercantile center on the banks of the Delaware River.
Since 1702, Elfreth’s Alley has been home to more than 3,000 people. Today thirty-two houses, built between 1728 and 1836, line the alley. They form one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation. Elfreth’s Alley is a National Historic Landmark District, one of the first districts that celebrates the lives of everyday Americans.
|From Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant on-line menu|