For the love of Philly

Last Saturday, on the first day of autumn, A Cup of Ambition wrote a love song to Philadelphia. A former New Yorker, she chronicles the process she went through as she learned that Philly was really the right place for her.

I never thought I would live in a city other than New York. In fact, when I first moved here, I was full of complaints about how small everything is and how early everything closes….I still think New York’s an awesome city, but the longer I stay in Philly, the more I know that New York is not my city.

She finishes up the post with a list of all the things she loves about this city.

I know I can’t convince most people that Philly is a great place to be, and like my city, I’m not sure I really want to try. Philly turned out to be the perfect fit for me: I love history. I love tiny cobblestone streets and three hundred year old rowhomes and Ben Franklin memorobilia. I also love distinct seasons, especially crunching pretty colored leaves in the fall. I love being home drinking hot chocolate while it snows outside. I love the first days of spring when the city comes alive. I love winter fashion. I love that even though a lot of people think I’m out of my mind, there are others here who understand.

Why do you love Philadelphia? If you came here from someplace else, when did you realize that this was home for you?

1 Comment so far

  1. Leslie (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    I realized it the moment I had the prospect of a good job out here. I’m from the midwest, and I had originally planned to return after a year or two. But as soon as I had the idea in my head to stay, I knew I would do anything to stay in Philly. I love this city, the people, the atmosphere. It is so full of life. I couldn’t imagine wanting to live any where else.



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