Tag Archives: Old City

Landmark Philly Dollhouse 450K

AS READERS OF THIS BLOG KNOW, I have a great fondness for diminutive antique row houses, whether part of a mews (a row of converted stables or carriage houses) or just working- class homes along a narrow alley. They’re often … Continue reading

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More Philly (Much More)

Sunflowers, 1887 I DIDN’T GO TO PHILADELPHIA last week just to walk its cobbled alleys and take pictures of cute houses. I went to see my son and his girlfriend in Fishtown, and to catch the van Gogh exhibition at … Continue reading

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Valencia: Historico Centro

I’M IN VALENCIA, SPAIN, city of parks and paella, of rich and tangled history, with many outstanding architectural remnants thereof. Valencia has 300 days of sunshine a year. Yesterday was not one of them. But gray though it was, it … Continue reading

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Playing Tourist in Philly

The brand-new LeMeridien in Center City TODAY BEGAN WITH COFFEE AND A CROISSANT at the Reading Terminal Market, an indoor foodie paradise the likes of which no city should be without (though I know of no other such place anywhere) … Continue reading

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I ♥ Philadelphia

Thomas Bond, physician, 1712-1784 I’M IN PHILADELPHIA at the moment, in the breakfast room, below, of the Thomas Bond House, a delightful small hotel in Old City. The building dates from 1769, and I’m in my element, taking in the … Continue reading

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Why I Love Philadelphia, Part 3: Trinity Houses

“TRINITIES,” IN PHILADELPHIA PARLANCE, are three-room, three-story houses — one room per floor — built between the 1790s and 1840s.  They’re cozy, charming, evocative, historic, and, some might add, un-livable. Rear unit of my ‘double trinity’ in South Kensington, above. … Continue reading

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