Friday, July 4, 2014

Philadelphia Freedom (Weekend Reflections # 249)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The building at the end of the street and reflected in the glass on the right is Philadelphia City Hall. I can't think of a better place than Philadelphia for Weekend Reflections on The 4th of July.

PHILADELPHIA July 4, 1776 - In language certain to inspire patriots, and gall the King and England, a Declaration of Independence was adopted today by the Continental Congress. The Declaration is the defiant culmination of years of struggle between the new nation and its former protector. In ringing terms it lists the causes of the split, as well as describing the principles on which the new nation intends to govern itself. ("We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal . . .") - From Liberty! The American Revolution PBS.org

Happy 4th of July!


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27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful post for the 4th, James! Thank you!!

TexWisGirl said...

nice one, james!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

We haven't had a rainy 4th in some time, but it help make reflections. Happy 4th, James!

Adrienne said...

On our way to the city of brotherly love - well, a close suburb anyway! Love the symmetry of your shot. And always love a chance to say hi to Mr. Penn! Happy 4th!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Happy 4th-this is a great shot for today's weekend reflection!

Lew said...

Indeed, today is a day to reflect back on our history and the ongoing for feedom around the world.

Lúcia said...

You know how I like the photos you take on rainy days. ;-)
Happy 4th of July James!

Melissa said...

Love the combination of new and old buildings in a city. Philadelphia was a very good choice for today!

Ileana said...

Beautiful! Happy 4th of July!

cieldequimper said...

Marvellous! On dirait presque une cathédrale avec deux flèches !

Désolée de ne pas avoir participé aujourd'hui, mais je n'ai pas trouvé de reflet en rapport avec les USA !

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, indeed!...:)JP

jeannettestgermain said...

Happy 4th to you!

Margaret Adamson said...

Perfect reflection for the 4th July. Have a great weekend.

Valerie said...

This is possibly the best walking-by-a-street-window shot I have seen...happy Independence Day.

Dina said...

Happy Independence Day, James!

Just the right picture and text for this special day.

McdsM said...

En 2015, je passerai peut-être mon 4 juillet à Philadelphie, New-York ou Boston, cela dépendra où l' Hermione arrivera avec ma fille à bord!
BIz

Laura said...

beautiful rain reflection on a street I know well.

Valerie said...

Another great capture James - Your constant awareness (and captures) of reflective photographic opportunities are a delight James, thank you.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Always amazing what you manage to capture! Another great reflection!

biebkriebels said...

A lovely reflection with a message. Happy 4th of July for you.

Andrea Priebe said...

A beautiful and timely reflection on this special weekend ... your words don't include the split we have taken from our constitution compliments of our activist Supreme Court. This wonderful and meaningful celebration will be for naught if things continue as they are.(Move to Amend ... can the people win over the oligarchs again?) None of that reflects on your awesome picture though :)Thank you, James ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Mama Zen said...

That is so cool!

Norma Ruttan said...

beautiful and fitting image for our nation's birthday! "Philadelphia Freedom" is singing in my brain.

Feyza Ramazanoglu said...

great,
I like this picture...

Molly said...

Happy Independence day... and I know that spot in Philly well

Mollyxxx

monbeaumanoir said...

Vive la liberté et votre 4 juillet !
je suis de retour !

Ava

Stickup Artist said...

Mmm, rain. I vaguely remember it, the feel of it, the smell. I don't think I've seen, felt, scented any rain, not once, not a drop, all this year! Isn't that horrible? This shot brings back a flood of memories...