Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Day Trip To Philadelphia

A few photos from our recent day trip to Philadelphia ..... we left home at 4:00 a.m. and drove two hours to Wilmington, DE. where we caught an Amtrak train to Philly.   Click each photo to enlarge for better detail.

The platform at the station ... I used a texture to try to capture the ominous feeling of the place

Christmas in downtown Philadelphia ....

This little sparrow had his feathers fluffed out, trying to stay warm ...

The Philadelphia Belle, a new attraction at Penn's Landing

The robins were feasting on the berries ... this shot was taken in front of the building that houses the Libery Bell

Someone's window decoration ....

Mr. Seagull .....

A place to rest one's weary feet .... and to eat a slice of pizza

This bird was in the shopping mall, too .... people watching, I suppose

The Feeder of Birds ....

The Little Birds of Philadelphia ...

I spotted this leaf on a step as I was climbing towards one of the tourist attractions

An interior shot of Christ Church .... George Washington, Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin were among some of the people who worshipped here

Betsy Ross House

Carriage Rides ...

Tourists with cameras ...

Time to begin the long walk back to the Amtrak Station

A bronze statue in the 30th Street Amtrak Station ... a Memorial to the more than 1300 Pennsylvania Railroad workers who lost their lives in World War II.

Shoes shined, anyone?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas season .....


Bren December 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

Oh and what a Merry Christmas it is. I just love wandering through your photo journeys. Spectacular photos as usual. You captured such prime moments, like that robin & the berries, the station, well all of them :-)

Pauline December 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

Wow!!! Frances, these are all amazing and breathtaking!!! I absolutely love all the photos and I love your blog header!!! Sending you love this holiday season...

Gloria December 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

A Merry Christmas to you! :)

Lovely set of photographs!
All of them!

My very favorites are: the scene of the platform at the station. It has a vintage appeal to it. I love the textures in it. Everything about that photo is so nice!

I also adore all of your bird shots. Perfect moments with the birds lined up inbetween the fence railings. Beautiful!
The robin is a rare capture! What a great seasonal shot with the robin and berries.
The photo of the man feeding the birds is amazing. The fluttering of their wings brings that photo alive with action. It reminded me of the pigeon lady on the movie "Home Alone". :)

It is always a pleasure to view your photos! Thank you for sharing!

Have a warm, cozy evening...hopefully with a nice cup of cocoa!

XOXO Gloria

Anonymous,  December 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM  

Beautiful Beautiful Photos Frances!
Wishing You a Joyous Christmas, Filled With Love and Laughter!
Love and Hugs!

Anonymous,  December 16, 2010 at 5:39 AM  

Oh Frances .... what can I say!!
Brilliant captures!!
I love the blue and silver bobbles on the trees on the street!!
And those adorable sparrow shots!! Gorgeous little creatures!! Such detail on the indoor mall scene ... great treatment Frances!!
And that giant turet against that glorious sky ... magnificant!!
You are truly talented my friend!!
You continue to amaze me with your wonderful captures Frances!!
A big fat Merry Christmas to you too!! Hugs, Linda :D

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