I really had no idea how beautiful Philadelphia is. City Hall with William Penn-the Masonic Temple across the street whose laborer artisans made sure Penn faced their temple. Liberty Bell history and all the related stories. Feeling energy in Independence Hall and re hearing the stories of the brave men who stood up and compromised over and over until they could make the government happen, work, evolve, grow and change. Kind of says it all for me. Then the Museum where the Rocky movie shows Stallone running up and down the stairs- Heard he only ran up and down 10 stairs at a time!
The Quaker philosophy of respecting all religions is reflected beautifully in the city in the people, the neighborhoods, the buildings. Really felt good here.
Loved the Liberty Bell Hall. You walk through a framed space where Ben Franklin’s home stood and then you read all the stories of the history connected to the bell. Many people of the world connect to the Liberty Bell. I had my picture taken with Susan B Anthony. African Americans connected to the Bell. The symbol, of course, much more important than the bell, but when you see the bell, you really feel in you heart all the ways we perceive and require liberty.
Finally the new Constition Museum- modern, techy, moving, interactive. A must see for all American Families. But the whole Philadelphia thing of Liberty, acceptance and great minds risking their lives for liberty-really seems to attract Asians and Europeans and the worlds citizens in general, that I walked among throughout our visit.