Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Love Park

LOVE Park, located in Philadelphia, was built in the 1960s.
Around the 1980s the park became famous for skateboarders because the way the park was designed.  With curving stairs and ledges, is perfect for the sport.  
In the early 2000s, the city banned skateboarding in LOVE park.
Even with the ban, I saw plenty of kids skateboarding the day we visited the park.
(I'm in the middle of the group, with my sunglasses on).

Normally LOVE park has gorgeous fountain behind the 'LOVE' sign, but it gets turned off when the city puts up the Christmas tree.  They were putting it up the day we were there.
Close to LOVE Park is a courtyard filled with HUGE game pieces. 
I don't know if this is unique to Philadelphia, but it's pretty cool!

In front of LOVE park is Philadelphia's City Hall.  On top of the building is a statue of Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn. Until 1908, this building was the tallest in Pennsylvania.
The William Penn Statue is gorgeous, but the day we were there was a cloudy, overcast day and I couldn't get a good photo of it.

Tid Bit of history:  Contrary to belief Pennsylvania was named after William Penn by King Charles II and not Penn himself.


5 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. Your first picture is good one to save for Valentine's Day. Pennsylvania is quite different than when it started as a colony for Quakers (most of the quakers are found in California now. I know bad one -right?)

  2. I love the huge love sign… It is great! what a cool place

  3. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.


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  4. Closest thing we have to Quakers are the Amish folks. I couldn't even tell you if there are any more Quakers. LOL to the joke!

  5. Someday you'll have to come visit me and we can tour Philly together. =)


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