A Love Affair with Philadelphia

A Love Affair with Philadelphia

 

Cityscapes: by amy ~always the best View.

 

What IS it about Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, that keeps us always intrigued, always finding something new amidst it's lofty backdrop of formidable skyline? 

I am in love with this city; it's people, it's skyline, it's skyscrapers.  Not to mention the culture, architecture, art and history.  I immerse myself in enjoyment of the unique tapas/gastro pub, byo cuisine, the music, the diversity.....and never, never, never .....forget the love.  

We enjoy everything from Philadelphia's thousands of public park acres, to the numerous waterfronts, and then, onto the beautiful ballpark and sports arenas, representing our passionate teams and edgy sports. 

We see burgeoning CSA's, http://www.phillymag.com/articles/eat-local-best-csa-programs032210/ local gardens and farm to table restaurants, popping up everywhere.  As we go about our day, world renown artists and subversive art movements, alike, treat us to displays of their genius right out in the open for us to take in. 

From the hard working Unions to the Fortune 500, just take a stroll through the Square at Rittenhouse, or, for that matter, Passyunk Square, Washington Square, even Franklin Square, and you see people of all ages, from all walks of life.  I challenge you to walk 10 blocks and not see world class art- whether in the form of a glass mirror mosaic, or triangles of light running up a building's facade, or one of the over 1200 exquisite murals. http://muralarts.org

The corners of “city proper” are expanding into new areas for us to explore.  To see and live for myself in one of the leading, most diverse (AND delicious) cities in the world, is a joy. The forward thinkers in this city comprise a huge community, I’m proud to be a part of.  

These fine facts, coupled with a populous consumed and driven by cutting edge sustainability and energy conservancy, generate demand & positive change in the forms of building standards, like LEED and Passive House, which drastically reduce our ecological footprint http://hiddencityphila.org/2012/01/stable-flats-out-of-the-gate-2/  and modular fabrication http://nakedphilly.com/brewerytown/update-north-28-is-moving-along-2/ and don't forget, about green roofs, we love our green roofs and solar panels.

There is more and more demand for environmentally sound solutions in every facet of commerce. When we love, we want to preserve and maintain for the future, not use up until there is nothing left.  I'm seeing more gardens on the ground and honey on the roofs. http://www.gridphilly.com/digital-edition/may-2012-37.html How sweet it is.

I love my city with the lofty skyline and passionate people.

Ah, Philadelphia, quietly improving the world.

I pose the idea: stop doing what you HAVE to do; it’s killing us. Do what you want to do. 

What do you LOVE?

~ALJ

Long before revered Inga Saffron published her article, Changing Skyline, in the Jan 8, 2010, issue of The Daily News, this City of Brotherly Love had turned the corner and been on the uprisise. http://articles.philly.com/2010-01-08/news/24955949_1_city-hall-carrie-bradshaw-condo-towers This article inspired me to crystalize my vision of, home.....Gosh, I love this city. ~aj


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