“The City of Brotherly Love” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bonjour beautiful world!

In the beginning of November we visited Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “The City of Brotherly Love”, a nickname from the literal meaning of the city’s name in Greek and also called as “The Birthplace of America” derived from Philadelphia’s role in the American Revolution and location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia or Philly ūüôā touched my heart! The city is amazing! I am putting some links bellow with more information about Philadelphia history and so on.

Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia City Hall

We spent four lovely days in Philly including the occasion of my very first NBA game, by the way go 76ers! ūüėČ I enjoyed the game so much!

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Philadelphia Sixers vs Detroit Pistons
Philadelphia 76ers to a 109-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons (11.03.2018)

Beautiful Autumn leaves in Philly!
Famous fictional Heavyweight Champion “Rocky” (Rocky Balboa) is forever remembered in this bronze statue.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art – I’ve climbed like “Rocky Balboa” ūüôā
Penn’s Landing is a waterfront area of Center City Philadelphia along the Delaware River.
Independence Hall

The Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. There is a guided tour; it’s free but you need tickets. You can get them through the Visitor’s Center in Independence National Historical Park.

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence
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City view
Located near City Hall, LOVE Park serves as the grand entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
“Government of the People” by the artist Jacques Lipchitz.
Duck Girl is a bronze sculpture by Paul Manship. It is installed in Rittenhouse Square near 18th Street and Walnut Street.
“Evelyn Taylor Price Memorial Sundial” by the artist Beatrice Fenton at Rittenhouse Square.
Statue of John Barry (1745-1803, naval officer) at Independence Square.
Washington Square Park
The National Constitution Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the United States Constitution. The center is an interactive museum and a national town hall for constitutional dialogue, hosting government leaders, journalists, scholars, and celebrities for public discussions.
Fairmount Dam
Boathouse Row
Fairmount Water Works
City view

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Philadelphia at Wikipedia

The Founding Fathers of the United States at Wikipedia

Visit Philadelphia website

Visiting the spectacular “BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir”, Robbinsville – USA

Bonjour beautiful people! We are back home in Luxembourg after some lovely days visiting the USA. As we did a stopover in Robbinsville, New Jersey, we took the opportunity to visit the impressive temple “The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir“. Considered one of the largest Hindu temples in the world, it is made entirely of Carrara marble imported from Italy to Rajasthan, India, where hundreds of artisans began hand-carving the stones.¬†The complex is free and open to the public. We enjoyed so much this visit, the amazing architecture, the wonderful energy and kind people that we met there. One person there said to me “this place is divine”, and I agree. ūüôā Hope you enjoy the tour! I am putting some information and links below. Hugs and lights BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
112 N Main Street
Robbinsville, NJ 08561 USA
Tel: (609)-918-1212
E-mail: info.rbv@usa.baps.org  
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A stopover in Troyes, France

Bonjour beautiful people! In our last trip to Burgundy we made a stopover in Troyes , an adorable and charming medieval French town, about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris and about 3:30 by car (A34) from Luxembourg. We have visited the city before and it is always a pleasure to walk around the old town appreciating the different and beautiful half-timbered  houses (mainly of the 16th century).

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Troyes’ most picturesque street, the Alley of the Cats,  looks today much as it did in the thirteenth century, barely seven feet wide, with housetops leaning against each other. Legend has it that Rue des Chats is so-named because the roofs and lofts are so close together that cats can jump across from one side of the street to the other.

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Ruelle des Chats

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Maison de l’Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere

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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul

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Basilique Saint-Urbain

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Cite du Vitrail

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Take a time to sit and have a little chat with “Lili – a bronze sculpture by Andras Lapis”.

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Troyes at Wikipedia

Troyes at Tripadvisor

The City of stained glass website