Philadelphia - 30th Street Station to Liberty Place

At one point, Philadelphia was home for us and we always enjoy the opportunity to go back and visit; seeing the city through the eyes of a tourist.  We rolled into 30th Street Station in mid-afternoon on a cold but bright day in March.
We crossed the street and admired the strong Art Deco facade of the train station.
Just beyond, we could see Amtrak's irregularly shaped shiny glass skyscraper.
An eagle with wings spanned marked a bridge crossing the Schuylkill River.
The old post office sat on the opposite corner.
We wandered into Center City winding our way through smaller side streets.
Everywhere we looked, new rose above old.
We quickly made a stop at the Philly Pretzel Factory, a must during any visit.
We took our piping hot pretzels to John F. Collins Park (formerly Chestnut Park) not far from our hotel.
This park was recently redone and represents a lovely oasis in the city.
Chairs and a concrete 'fountain' dot the landscape.
We looked closer at the wrought iron gate and saw faces smiling back at us.  They were subtle and easy to miss at first.  With that we took our leave and made our way to the Westin Hotel at Liberty Place.

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