Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The second American post combines travel and sports …again!!! After an evening walk in the surprisingly quiet streets of one of the oldest cities in the U.S, I returned to my 6th floor hotel room for some meditation and travel planning.
Around midnight and while I was importing some pics from my camera to my laptop, I came to realize that there was some sort of a riot on the main street just outside the hotel. I was bored (as always) to get out my pajamas and go downstairs and see what was going on, but as the noise was getting louder and louder I couldn’t resist. Memory card and battery in the camera and off I went!!! The first thing I saw when I went off the elevator was lots of smiling faces which was a relief….something good was going on. Broad Street was filled with fans of the Phillies (local baseball team) who won the third game in the World Series, just a win away from the title…don’t ask.
The next day, I was on the streets again for a more extensive visit in the city which combined everything I was hoping for!!!
A nice market
And the famous Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
To be continued….