What does he think of my fair city? The entire post is here but I have picked out a quote:
In sharp contrast to the Northern Virginia/DC area, Philadelphia is definitely a place with some character, some incomprehensible charisma. The city is filthy, and even the nice areas seem a bit slummy, but there is a strong and notable feeling of neighborhood that much of the rest of America lacks.
Most of that seems to be positive, but I take offense about the slummy and filthy parts. We all know that major cities are ‘untidy,’ but I don’t think Philadelphia is filthier than any other city of its size, and I live in Center City for goodness sake (which is located, oddly enough in the center of Philadelphia). Center City is Downtown Philadelphia, and over all I would say it is fairly well kempt. Now, being a recent addition at Philly myself, I can not say I have been to every part of this grand city, but it was good enough for Ben Franklin, so it is good enough for me.
I am tempted to end this entry with ‘Go Eagles!’ but I am not going to for two reasons:
- I don’t care about football
- See first item
So, go eat a cheese steak, read the Declaration of Independence and be good to one another.