Photographer's Note

Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States, and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States.
During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction.

In 1681, in partial repayment of a debt, Charles II of England granted William Penn a charter for what would become the Pennsylvania colony. Despite the royal charter, Penn bought the land from the local Lenape to be on good terms with the Native Americans and ensure peace for his colony. According to legend Penn made a treaty of friendship with Lenape chief Tammany under an elm tree at Shackamaxon, in what is now the city's Fishtown section. Penn named the city Philadelphia, which is Greek for brotherly love (from philos, "love" or "friendship", and adelphos, "brother"). As a Quaker, Penn had experienced religious persecution and wanted his colony to be a place where anyone could worship freely.

Philly is not so popular on TE as it deserves, less than 300 photos. And it is very pleasant city with many monuments of historical importance and some very old - more than 200 years! There are many school excursions around and the guides wear historical costumes. I liked most this guy looking like a soldier from the Revolutionary War.
I really enjoyed walking around, good lesson of the history of American Independence.

In fact I prefer portrait of the soldier , I couldn't decide what should be the main post. I liked the view with the kids too. What do you think?
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9401 W: 144 N: 23663] (117249)
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