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Philly Bucket List Tip: Walk America's oldest street, Elfreth's Alley. #visitphilly

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Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I cried the first time I saw this in person.

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Grand Old Philadelphia Building - "Abandoned" by Bob Jagendorf, via Flickr (wait ... this was the ___ hotel ?? the Union ... ??? ... I should know this!!)

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from My Modern Met

25 Bone-Chilling Photos of Abandoned Places

Eastern State Penitentiary II-Philadelpia. After 142 years, Eastern State was finally abandoned. Tours today include the cellblocks, Death Row, Al Capone's Cell and critically acclaimed art exhibits. Many people believe that Eastern State Penitentiary is haunted. As early as the 1940s, officers and inmates reported mysterious visions and eerie experiences in the ancient prison.

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Broad Street And A View Of City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Beautiful city but didn't get to see many of the historical sites due to the government shutdown .. Oct 2013

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The Thinker, Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Auguste Rodin originally conceived a smaller version of this sculpture to sit atop his monumental bronze portal entitled The Gates of Hell (1880-1917). The figure was intended to represent Italian poet Dante Alighieri pondering The Divine Comedy, his epic story of Paradise and Inferno. However, in 1889 Rodin exhibited the sculpture independently of The Gates, giving it the title The Thinker, and in 1902 he embarked on a larger version.

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The Divine Lorraine Hotel Philadelphia,PA. A lifetime ago. The building was closed in 1999 and sold in 2000 by the International Peace Mission. In May 2006 it was resold to Lorraine Hotel LP. to be converted into apartments. Development has stalled however, and the building remains in a dilapidated state, covered with graffiti, with windows boarded up or open to the weather.

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from Roadtrippers

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Take a walk through Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, a non-profit organization, folk art environment, and gallery space on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens: The Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a gallery space and a folk art environment that operates as a nonprofit organization. It is considered to be the biggest work of the mosaic artist, Isaiah Zagar. The Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens consists of 3 city lots and features a huge outdoor labyrinth and indoor galleries. The beautifully crafted mosaics are made up of China and Latin American plates, bike wheels and kitchen tiles.

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Philadelphia bucket list: throw a penny on Ben Franklin's grave in Christ Church Burial Ground.

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