Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, also of long tree lined streets (we got up close and personal with some of those trees when we went on a double decker trolley tour of the city) and beautiful buildings both old and new, big and small, from City Hall to Betsy Ross's house. A city of art, murals, statutes - each new building has an art allowance included in it's budget; and instead of graffiti the street artists are given walls and fences to decorate. Home of the cheese steak sandwich (locals never say Philly cheese steak). At one of our trolley stops we ordered them at a little sidewalk cafe.
We visited Independence Hall where a group of brave citizens - patriots - traitors to the king - wrote and adopted the Declaration of Independence, and later the Constitution and Bill of Rights; where the first United States government was established, and the second; where George Washington was sworn in as first President and John Adams as second; where the Liberty Bell resides. What a wonderful City!