Sarah and I are in Philadelphia for the weekend; she is attending a Zumba conference and I….well…I’m just hangin’ out and doing whatever I want. It’s a little weird, though, because I really don’t know anything about Philadelphia. It’s a weird city to walk around, because I seem to be surrounded by roundabouts. Some of them are on one-way streets, some of them aren’t, some of them have Walk/Don’t Walk signs, and some don’t, so it’s just kind of a random “go when you can and hope you don’t get hit” feel sometimes.
I walked around a bit this morning to take in some sites, but it’s hard to do when you don’t know what you’re looking at or what you’re looking for. So I would just wander around and look at the old buildings. Most of them look like museums or libraries but so far most of them turn out to be insurance companies or banks. Other buildings look like they have some cool history, but when I approach them, scary bums come popping out of the shadows and freak me out.
The city hall building is cool, but a lot of it is underground and in shadow, and well…let’s just say there are a lot of places for creepy bums to hide and freak me out.
I did find Chinatown. So there’s that.
This is what I’ve done so far. I’ll keep you posted on my next venture out.