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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Philadelphia - Portrait of a City - Book Review

Philadelphia is located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania and was once capitol of our our state. It's a city that has played an important part in our country's history and continues today to be a popular city to live in and to visit. As a resident of Pennsylvania, I'm very lucky that I can visit Philly a few times every year to take in the historical sights, arts, attend sporting events and more!

Title: Philadelphia - Portrait of a City
Author: Michael P. Gadomski
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5108-2

Synopsis: This photographic portrait of Philadelphia explores the architecture, art and parks of one of the oldest and most significant metropolises in the United States. The City of Brotherly Love has it all: the largest concentration of colonial architecture in the nation, modern skyscrapers, and plenty of open green space. Take a tour of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House; head over to the University of Pennsylvania's Morris Arboretum then venture out to nearby Valley Forge Park. Absorb Philly's local color through creative vantage points as you stroll around Old City and the eighteenth-century homes of Society Hill...you might even sneak a peek at the New year's Day Mummer's. From the Schuylkill to the Delaware, along old cobblestones and among towering monuments, Philadelphia welcomes you with open arms.
My Thoughts: I love to travel and I love to collect various travel books of the places that I visit or plan on visiting. This book, "Philadelphia ~ Portrait of a City" is a wonderful travel photo book that the author has compiled. Each photographed includes a short description about it and the author does a great job of making you want to visit the site and the city.

This is a hardcover book that is beautiful enough to sit out on your coffee table or display it on a shelf or bookcase. There are 112 pages that are jam-packed full of photographs and information. I love that the author has included a wide variety of places that you'll want to visit from historical buildings, to cultural sites and everything in between. It's one of the best Philadelphia photo books that I've ever seen and frankly, the author included every site that I would want to visit!

You can find Philadelphia ~ Portrait of a City by shopping at Shiffer Publishing. Matter of fact, you can find 1,000's of different books, including other travel books on Philadelphia when you shop their online store!

Disclosure: Shelly H. received a complimentary copy of the book mentioned in this travel blog post for a review/feature here on her blog. No monetary compensation was received. Shelly's thoughts, words and opinions are 100% her own, unbiased opinion. Your opinion may differ.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I would love to have this book. My older son lives near Philadelphia and I want to take the opportunity to see more of this historic city.