Since I've never been there beyond getting a cheesesteak from Josh/Pat's, I was hoping Facebook could give me some good suggestions. I'll be honest.... I was laughing out loud at how bad some of them were considering I asked for no cheesesteak/'Google" suggestions..
BUT... I did find some good places and was able to take a couple pictures.
The first night was all about meeting up with fellow radio peeps. Some I had met before, some I hadn't... some I had worked with, some I had interned for... this job of mine is awesome in that we're all friends regardless of station affiliation. [Stupid reflective jacket.]
We also saw the most epic bar fight. They're on a completely different level in Philly, apparently. Bottles, bar stools, glasses, people, blood and more were flying, and bouncers/bartenders did nothing but get on the phone to "call the cops." I literally sat and laughed. It was unreal.
And now the rest of my pictures are from the Magic Gardens. One artist made a building and courtyard and a lot of the streets of Philly into his canvas for mosaics. It was incredible.
That Batman garage door was around the corner. I really have no idea what the entire row of doors was all about, but they were neat. The whole area of South Street was neat! I fully enjoyed it.
What I learned:
- Cities could be a lot easier to get around than they are in DC if they'd just name the streets better.
- If you wanna eat somewhere decent before 11pm in the city, you best make some reservations.
- Having a dog while walking around the city on a nice day is a must.
- You don't have to get involved in fights. Let it happen, call the cops, and buy new glasses, I guess.
My main resolution for this year was to travel more... and so far, so good!