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My husband and I took a quick spin to go visit Independence Hall and what struck me the most was the juxtaposition of brand new buildings surrounding and overlooking “old” Philadelphia. The contrast is quite pleasing in terms of great photographic opportunities and it puts the historic in a beautiful and nostalgic relief to the fast paced hustle and bustle of the present day.

I know that deep in the recesses of my memories when I was little; the Liberty Bell was not closed off from the people behind plexiglass and the grounds were open to all to meander in and around at their leisure.

Nowadays there are modern structures designed to keep everyone at bay which I suppose there were good intentioned reasons to introduce these barriers, but I miss the physical freedom of space and openness around the public commons of historic Philadelphia.

I do like my pictures; I think that I captured what I was feeling at the moment.

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