Winter in Old City Philadelphia

February 7, 2014 — It’s been a brutally cold, snowy winter across most of the United States, but the weather has provided many opportunities to take beautiful photos of landscapes, and Old City Philadelphia is high on that list.

Independence Hall, the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed, is across the street from the building where I work.

Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, is across the street from the building where I work.

Independence Mall, the three-block area surrounding Independence Hall, is also known as Independence National Park

Independence Mall, the three-block area surrounding Independence Hall, is also known as Independence National Park.

The trees and a Colonial Street lamp covered in snow inside Independence Mall.

The trees and  Colonial street lamp make it difficult to know if this photo was taken 200 years ago or today. 

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This particular tree almost has a camouflage look, doesn’t it? 

A statue of John Barry, an officer in the Navy during the American Revolution, sits in the center of Independence Mall.

A statue of John Barry, a Naval Officer during the American Revolution, sits in the center of the park.

Washington Square, across from Independence Mall, is one of five original open space parks in center city Philadelphia, laid out by William Penn in 1682.

Washington Square, across from Independence Mall, is one of five original open space parks in center city Philadelphia laid out by William Penn in 1682.

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