PHILADELPHIA TROLLEY TOUR
Sunday, March 10th turn out to be the nicest day of the year so far. The sun came out, and by the end of the day we weren’t even wearing coats anymore. Thirty people loaded onto the trolley car driven by Joe Connett. Appropriately, we had soft pretzels to share on our way to our Philadelphia tour. Our first stop was at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge for some shots looking up at the monstrous structure.
Next, we went to the area that included the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley and Christ Church. Shots included old grave sites, some friendly cats, lots of wonderful architecture and even some interesting shop windows. We moved on to Independence Mall and all of the usual historic sites.
Next we split up, some going for lunch at the Reading Terminal Market, and others heading for China Town. Both offered a variety of subjects, including Peking Duck hanging in a restaurant window, some very odd Barbie Dolls and lots of interesting people.
The last stop was at Penn’s Landing to see the Ben Franklin Bridge from another angle. Much higher up, we could shoot the bridge at eye level, as well as watch the people strolling along the waterfront. The remainder of the soft pretzels became food for the gulls, who landed on the roof of the trolley and flew all around us, making for some very happy photographers.