Thursday, September 25, 2008
When I worked in Philadelphia, my office was just three blocks from Rittenhouse Square. It's a lovely little park in the heart of the city. In the spring, it's full of blooming azaleas. In the summer there are outdoor tables at all the adjacent restaurants. There is a wonderful outdoor art show every year, and often there are impromptu concerts from students at the Curtis Institute of Music across the street.
Rittenhouse Square is a magnet for office workers at lunchtime. Most days, I walked there myself. The whole Rittenhouse area is full of tree-lined streets with colonial rowhouses, beautiful old churches, and stately mansions. There is a walking tour of Philadelphia that features world-class architecture, and many of those places are in this neighborhood.