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Water, water everywhere

Nothing like proximity to water in the summer to make everything seem jolly and vacational. Last weekend Steve and I walked over the Ben Franklin Bridge with our friends Ann and Ed. I’d never done the bridge trek before and on a beautiful Saturday evening it was a perfect ramble with unlimited sky and big water below. The bridge is open to foot/bicycle traffic 6 am-8 pm daily, weather permitting. The leisurely walk — with lots of stopping to take pictures and ogle the boats, blimp and baseball game in Camden — took us about 90 minutes. Below are some ... More » »

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This summer, get the bridge eye view

I don’t know who took this great photo but ain’t it great? I think the view is looking West at Philadelphia. I got an email recently from Frank Vagnone, head of the Historic Landmarks Projects. If you’re a bridge lover and/or a photography buff, you’ll love this: Landmarks Projects is giving guided walking tours of the Ben Frankiln Bridge starting in June. As someone who’s walked the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate, I am definitely doing this. INNAUGURAL TOUR Saturday, June 16, 1:00 – 4 PM, This tour will be offered monthly through October 2007. TICKETS: $15/person (includes PATCO ... More » »