Experiencing more of Philly

I don’t go into Philly very often, so there is still a great deal of the city closest to me that I want to check out.  Back on May 21, I managed to see some more of what Philly had to offer, up close for the first time.  That includes things I never actually knew about.  For instance, I saw a mural of Frank Sinatra, caught a glimpse of the Walnut Street Theatre…which I knew of, but didn’t know just how old it was…and some of the memorials in the vicinity of the Independence Seaport Museum, to name a few.

That’s one reason why I should go into the city more…all the things to discover.  And Philly definitely is city full of great events as well.  It was Navy Week that brought me to see some city sites earlier on in the summer.  Coming from a family with Navy history, it was an event I didn’t want to miss.  My grandfather on my mother’s side, who has since passed away, was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

This post, by the way, is where I begin to share catch up sharing stories and media from recent travels.  Until now, I worked on uploading photos and organizing them on the web on a desktop computer as a new laptop was going through set-up processes.  That was an extra new experience in itself, being a switch to using a Mac.

With everything up and running on my Macbook, a new semester started soon afterward.  I’m getting used to my current schedule and figure that for the most part, blogging will fit in on Thursday and / or Friday nights.  So, here goes my summer travel stories.

For anyone who hasn’t been to Philly, I have a video to share from Navy Week and photos from my own here-and-there trips to this must-see historic city.  Most of the day was filled with taking in the sites of historic maritime vessels at the seaport, relaxing along the docks while sailboats went by, and enjoying the nice weather.  A rather short outing, I feel that my video and photos can help tell the story.  That day also led to finding out the history of the S.S. United States, docked nearby in a derelict state and with preservation efforts taking place to save it.  I only saw the old ship from a distance, then looked up info online about it once I was back at home.

I hope to attend some upcoming events in Philly before the winter season.  Not just for my own blogging, but so that I can write about some events for my campus newspaper…either the features or A&E section.  So I’ll be keeping an eye out for some fun goings-on in and around Philly throughout the coming months.

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at http://cdwyerfilminspired.wordpress.com - and my literary blog at http://cdwyerbookishgrad.wordpress.com
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