JFK Plaza aka Love Park in Philadelphia

In 1965, a plaza was constructed in downtown Philadelphia across from city hall, atop an underground parking garage. It was dedicated to President John F. Kennedy in 1967.

In 1969 a single spout fountain was added which, at times, has the water dyed to commemorate or note certain events, such as pink for breast cancer awareness, generally in October.

For the United States Bicentenniel in 1976 Robert Indiana created the Love sculpture. It was removed for a time in 1978 but placed permanently in the plaza after numerous complaints that it should return and remain.

For approximately two decades the plaza was a popular skateboarding location, due to its large granite surfaces and curved steps, but the mayor banned the activity in 2002, as well as changing the landscape to the locale by adding plants and grass, among other items considered barriers, making boarding less attractive.

Love Park attracts scores of thousands of visitors every year and offers an excellent photo opportunity, especially when the fountain is spewing colored water.

Over For Now.

Main Street One

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Few cities in the United States have the history of the country so deeply entrenched.

Philadelphia’s central location in the colonies made it a natural center for America’s revolutionaries. The city played host to the First Continental Congress prior to the war, was the location of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence at the Second Continental Congress during the war and was the locale of the Constitutional Convention after the war.  From 1790-1800 Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the nation while the Federal City was being constructed in the District of Columbia.
 
Here now is a very brief photographic tour within the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

Liberty Bell
Declaration of Independence (enlarged) & Thomas Jefferson
George Washington Monument
Swann Memorial Fountain
Benjamin Franklin – Craftsman
General George McClellan & William Penn (top of building)
 
Philadelphia Love

There is much more to the City of Brotherly Love than these few images and throughout the year more will be added to provide a personal view of the city.
 
Over For Now.
 
Main Street One