Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another time, another place

Take one look at this street and you might think you were magically transported to another time.


Feel the heat from the cobblestones under your worn shoes, smell the fresh baked pie sitting on the windowsill cooling, say hello to your neighbor passing by, hear the horn from the BMW parked down the street.  SAY WHAT????


Welcome to Elfreth's Alley, the oldest residential street in our nation's history.  Dating back to the 18th century, Elfreth's Alley was home to butchers, bakers, candlestick makers and many other artisans. 


Strolling down the street today you are immediately taken back to a time that was much simpler and quieter.  Walking down the alley you quickly forget this street is in the middle of busy downtown Philadelphia. 



The street commands certain feeling of peacefulness as you admire the details found in each house along the street.





Take a look at this light...old meets new?



However, even with all this charm, some people can't help but wonder if there is more to see.  So they peek through the windows, doors and even gates to see more. 


So Kathy, what was behind that door?

I could have stayed on this street for hours  The texture and details were so amazing. Living on this street can be yours for $630,000.  For that price, you not only get a charming house full of American History, an prestigious address with bragging rights and a cobblestone driveway, you get a street filled with lots of people visiting your neck of the woods every day.

Next time you are in Philly...take a step back in time and visit this amazing street.

Focusing on Him and pulling my blinds closed,
~W~

4 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the color! AND LOVE that first shot too! Can you take me here one day?
    LOL

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  2. Who IS that crazy stalker woman? haha.

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  3. Wow - great shots! Love the old meets new. That was unexpected. You can't blame Kathy. She wants to check out the yard before she puts her bid in. I'm sure she'll have us all over for tea (or wine?) so we can take more pictures!

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