STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA music: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Streets of Philadelphia A street in the Old City neighborhood
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth most populous city in the United States. It is conterminous with Philadelphia County, and serves as the county seat. It is colloquially referred to as "the City of Brotherly Love" (from Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια , Modern Greek: [fi.la'ðɛl.fi.a], "brotherly love" from philos "love" and adelphos "brother"). Residents often informally call the city "Philly."
A commercial, educational, and cultural center, the city was once the second-largest in the British Empire, and the social and geographical center of the original 13 American colonies. During the 18th century, it eclipsed New York City in political and social importance, with Benjamin Franklin taking a large role in Philadelphia's early rise to prominence. It was in this city that some of the ideas, and subsequent actions, gave birth to the American Revolution and American independence. It was the most populous city of the young United States and served as its first capital.
Row houses in West Philadelphia
Independence Hall George Washington was given command of the Continental Army in Independence Hall. The Declaration of Independence was adopted, and the Constitution drafted, in the hall's Assembly Room.
Keys To Community in the Old City neighborhood, one of the city's many public artworks featuring images of Benjamin Franklin.
Museum of art
Two statues, The Amazon and Rocky , outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Comcast Center is a skyscraper currently under construction in Center City Philadelphia
Baltimore Avenue towards Center City
Price & Lena Streets
City Hall decorated for the holidays
30th Street Station, with Cira Centre in the background and statues on the Market Street Bridge over Schuylkill River in the foreground
Racing down the historic streets of Philadelphia
Philadelphia fire truck on the "Streets of Philadelphia" in Little Italy
A close-up of the Ben Franklin Bridge going across the Delaware River
The big street in the middle is Broad Street going towards North Philly
Free Library of Philadelphia Ben Franklin Parkway 03
Market Street In The Snow Old Philadelphia
The view from the Ritz Carlton downtown Philadelphia.