Philly - Home of Independence

Trip Start Jan 01, 2012
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Trip End Dec 31, 2012


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Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Philadelphia is the city where American Independence all began, the "birthplace of America". The amount of history in the old part of the city is really quite interesting and special. Philadelphia saw the convening of the Continental Congress as well as the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Shortly after the nation's inception took place in Philadelphia, the city was named the nation's capital, a role it filled from 1790 until 1800, when Washington D.C. took over. We took an independence tour of the old buildings and saw the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell is right in the center of Philadelphia inside of a pavilion near Independence Hall and is well known because of its large crack.

Being in Philadelphia was also a good excuse to visit the infamous Rocky steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art - a movie of which Gavin was a big fan. It was really quite funny seeing various people run up the steps in slow motion and pose like Rocky at the top. Of course, we followed the crowd and ensured we got the same snaps too! There was also a statue of Rocky III outside the Museum.





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