Townhome on Pine Street
Now before you think this is going to be some sordid, tawdry story of the Mistress up to mischief in a alley, get your mind out of the gutter!!! For once, it's not! Last week, I took off a day since I was close to over hours with an event we had set up and get ready for earlier in the week. So I slept in, then thought I head into Philly with no real plans, except maybe to just mill around and see where the day took me. And this time it took me to the lovely Elfreth's Alley , in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. It was a perfect fall day to do so too. It lent itself good to snap some pictures. These...I played around with my filters on my new camera. Elfreth's Alley is a historic street in Philadelphia which is referred to as "Our nation's oldest residential street," dating to 1702. As of 2014, there are 32 houses on the street, which were built between 1728 and 1836.
Elfreth's Alley is named for Jeremiah Elfreth, an 18th-century blacksmith and property owner. Among the alley's residents were tradesmen and their families, including shipwrights, silver and pewter smiths, glassblowers, and furniture builders.
Present-day Elfreth's Alley is the product of cycles of urban renewal and decay as well as historic preservation efforts. The alley is a tourist attraction and a rare surviving example of 18th-century working-class housing stock. The site stands in sharp contrast to the more frequently preserved grand mansion houses of Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood. Either way it is a pleasant jewel to see if you get to Philly. Afterwards I went to a favorite of mine the Dandelion Pub.
Great scenery and enjoyed a nice flight of ales. I have also been for their very nice afternoon tea, which is a delight in the fall and winter.
I took the train in, so I later visited the gay haunt U-Bar while I killed time waiting for my ride out. A lovely Latin guy named Jairo bought me two pints...very nice time. Missed my train, so had to wait for the next....but that's a story for another drink dears.