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Center City Celebrates Ben Franklin's 300th Birthday
April 2006
I went to Center City to see the special Ben Franklin exhibit at the National Constitution Center. By the time the day was over I had walked about ten miles and visited everything from Penn's Landing to City Hall. I stopped at the Irish Memorial, Ben Franklin's house site (Franklin Square), the Columbus Memorial and a lot more more.

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05 Constitution Center 08 Bonhomme Richard 09 Declaration House
The National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. The giant kite on the roof is for Ben Franklin's 300th birthday exhibit.
Bust of Ben Franklin in the lobby of the National Constitution Center
Declaration House at Seventh and Market is where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence
11 City Hall and Liberty Place 15 Hard Rock Cafe 19 Bourse Bulding
Philadelphia City Hall with One Liberty Place in the background
Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia
The Bourse Building. A historic building where I used to work
20 Bourse Building 21 Carpenter's Hall Garden 22 Carriageway
The Bourse Building. A historic building where I used to work
Garden at Carpenter's Hall
Carriageway outside Carpenter's Hall
27 Irish Memorial 28 Irish Memorial 29 Irish Memorial Plaque
The Irish Memorial
The Irish Memorial
The Irish Memorial
37 Ben Franklin Bridge 42 Camden City Hall 43 Nipper Building
The Ben Franklin Bridge. The unfinished support structure in the foreground is the tram to NJ that never materialized.
Camden City Hall as seen from Penn's Landing
The Nipper Building as seen from Penn's Landing
46 USS New Jersey 48 Walt Whitman Bridge 50 Campbell's Field
USS New Jersey Battleship as seen from Penn's Landing
The Walt Whitman Bridge
Campbell's Field, Home of the Camden River Sharks as seen from Penn's Landing
52 Ben Franklin Bridge 54 Seaport Museum 55 Christopher Columbus Memorial
The Ben Franklin Bridge
Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing
Christopher Columbus Memorial
57 Duck in River 58 Ducks in River 65 Moshulu
Duck tour cruising in the Delaware River
Two Duck vehicles in the Delaware River with the Ben Franklin Bridge in the background
The Moshulu is over 100 years old. It's now a restaurant at Penn's Landing
67 Becuna and Olympia 69 Submarine Memorial 72 Ben Franklin House
The USS Becuna and the Olympia are two historic vessels at the Independence Seaport Museum
Memorial to submariners lost in the line of duty
The white frames outline the location of Ben Franklin's House
79 Ben Franklin Historical Marker 80 Bourse Building Interior
The site of Ben Franklin's house
The Bourse Building. A historic building where I used to work



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