Thursday, June 7, 2007

Philadelphia Freedom - Part Three

I just could not get the entry window to allow me to move past the last picture I tried to post so I decided to just put the remainder into a third entry.  Carrying on...

The front door of Carpenter's Hall:


The First Bank of the United States:

Franklin Court:

This was kind of neat.  This frame is built over the site where Ben Franklin's house stood, and gives an idea of the dimensions of the house.  These "hoods" in the next picture are sort of windows where you can look down and see the foundations of the house where the original walls were and even where the privy was!  Franklin had an indoor "necessary" which I think was quite an innovation in that time!

I dearly wished I'd had some postcards or something I could have mailed from the B.Free Franklin Post Office - the only working post office in the USA that doesn't fly the American flag.  Why? Because it had not yet been adopted at the time that Franklin opened his post office next door to his printing shop.

Betsy Ross House:

The site of Ben Franklin's grave:

And I hope this turns out... this is picture of the historic marker designating where Dr.  Barton  had his practice.  He was the botanist that trained Merriweather Lewis before the Lewis & Clark expedition.  I'm fascinated by Lewis & Clark so I thought this was kind of a neat side note:

And there you have it!  A fun trip, and I hope to do it again sometime, with the whole family, and when a tour of the mint and of Independence Hall can be included.


ReviewsbyHeidi said...

..... you don't look one bit fat!


ReviewsbyHeidi said...

It looks like you guys had a fantastic time in Philadelphia. I have got to get brave enough to drive down there one day soon and check those things out. Gee~ I live in PA~ and have seen very little of Philly.


DanielleW said...

Philly is SO on my list of places I want to go. I want to see if I can find the church/seminary where I stayed. I want to see if the fire station is still there and the projects of West End are still there. I *think* I could find them. LOL

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