Philadelphia City Hall. At the top of the tower you can see a statue of William Penn (the founder of Pennsylvania).
Tourists at the Liberty Bell Center.
The Liberty Bell is perhaps most famous for its crack, though no one is certain of how it came to be cracked.
Inside Old City Hall, which also housed the Supreme Court before the foundation of Washington, D.C.
Old City Hall, Philadelphia.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
My tour group in Independence Hall.
Inside Independence Hall, in the room where the U.S. Constitution was signed.
One of the wings in the East State Penitentiary.
A door in the East State Penitentiary.
A re-constructed cell in the East State Penitentiary. This is laid-out as it was when the prison was originally built, with each prisoner in solitary confinement. As prison population numbers went up, though, prisoners had to share cells.
A marginally restored cell in the East State Penitentiary.
In the East State Penitentiary.
A wing of the East State Penitentiary in a state of ‘preserved ruin’.
A memorial to the prisoners of the East State Penitentiary who served in the war, only one of whom died.
A dilapidated cell in the East State Penitentiary.
Outside one of the wings of the East State Penitentiary.
Part of the East State Penitentiary.
Switches for the electric chair in the East State Penitentiary.
A prison barbershop in the East State Penitentiary.
The cell occupied by Al Capone—in relative luxury—during his short detention at the East State Penitentiary.
Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art: the drawing-room from Lansdowne House in London (c. 1766–75), designed by Robert Adam (1728–92).
Looking towards downtown Philadelphia from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Cars going past Philadelphia suburban station on the first day of the week-long SEPTA transit strike.
News crews gathered in Philadelphia to report on the increased traffic on the first day of the SEPTA transit strike.