Philadelphia’s Chinatown started its life in 1871, when Cantonese immigrant Lee Fong opened a Laundry at 913 Race Street. Over the years, Chinatown grew to contain quite a large area until the 1960s, when construction works resulted in large parts of the area being demolished to construct the Vine Street
Philadelphia’s Old City is steeped in history. It is the area where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. I had no idea that the city was so important in relation to the foundation of the United States, and that so many of the key events leading up to Independence occurred here. Independence
Philadelphia’s Midtown Village is the area between the Central Business District and the Old Town. It’s contains a wide variety of buildings covering many centuries and architectural styles. Walking through Midtown Village, I started to learn just how important this city was to the United States. Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital
South Street Philadelphia is an artistic, bohemian part of the city, and you can very easily tell when you have left the Central Business District and entered this artistic district. Something that was very noticeable in Philadelphia in general, but especially on South Street was the abundance of tiled murals.
The decision to go to Philadelphia was made simply on the basis that it was the cheapest city to get to by train from New York that we could do a day trip to. Not knowing what to expect, and having done basically no research, my fiancée and I got onto the