“Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this,that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.”
-Russel H. Conwell 1843-1925
Many years ago I was invited to consider a job opportunity in Philadelphia, PA. Although the job opportunity promised to be very interesting, I had never visited Philadelphia before and the idea of leaving Miami and my entire support system wasn’t very attractive.
Of course I knew everything about Philadelphia’s important role in the history of the U.S. but I did not know what to expect. Needless to say that when I arrived for my job interview I was immediately struck by the incredible beauty of the city and the contrast between modern and old buildings. And that’s when I knew that I was going to have a lot of fun in that city. I accepted the job and spent four wonderful years taking pictures of this place where history, art, and fantastic architecture mix to create an American icon.
The first thing that caught my attention coming into the city were the liberty towers and the city hall
But there is a lot more to this city, for instance Old City is full of must see places like Independence Hall, and the old brown stones among many others.
Last but not least, driving back to Philly from work and be welcomed every day with the impressive view of the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the Skyukill River with its beautiful Boathouse row, will always stay in my memory.
I know I could share way much more about this beautiful city so if you want to see more of my Philadelphia collection visit Philadelphia: Not so Brotherly but Incredibly Beautiful