Looking up while walking through Old City Hall on the way to a nice roast beef and peppers sandwich
After lunch at the Reading Terminal Market, Vicki stayed to look around while I followed the drums and the sounds of the crowd and ended up in the middle of an Indian wedding procession that was slowly but very loudly moving on the sidewalk across from the Terminal Market.
Edit Thanks to Kcalpesh I now know that this is the groom and very likely his sister on their way to the wedding, also that the procession is called "Baraath" in Hindi.
My wife Vicki and I made a last minute decision to spend Fourth of July weekend in Philadelphia. I have a knack for being able to get top notch hotels at relatively bargin prices.
This was no exception as I booked the Ritz Carlton for less that $200 a night. In typical James- and-Vicki fashion, we rolled up to the Ritz valet in our dirty 2004 Toyota Corolla. I was in my Target and Wal-Mart shorts and t-shirt ensemble, and Vicki was dressed slightly better in her department store sale jeans and top. Our luggage consisted of two old back packs and a duffel bag.
The hotel lobby is amazing. It was converted in 2000 from a bank that was built in 1908. I'm planning on doing a post on this incredible lobby in the future.
These pictures were taken Friday afternoon. After more exploring we went to an evening outdoor concert in front of Independence Hall featuring the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra.
Then on July fourth I went to the big parade. Later, Vicki and I did a quick sweep of old city and Penns Landing before resting up then going to the huge Sheryl Crow concert and fireworks extravaganza. So much fun and we didn't even have a cheese steak or a pretzel.
At least for a weekend that was my world. If you would like to see all of the other My World Tuesday posts, please click here.