Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Center City Bus Tour

I've been living in Greater Tri-State area for quiet sometime now, but then again am still new here, there are places that I haven't been yet. (Ikaw na ang mag maging triple social climber na tila dinaig pa ang HRH sa pagiging double social climber nito, and work 3 jobs tignan natin kung makalakwatsa ka din?) Dutch why last Saturday I decided to roam the city of Killadelphia! - sinamantala ko ang isang araw na off na iyon with my beastestfriend of all na si Manat.

At dahil sa certified social climber ako, I am a well traveled person [nakuha ko na po ang certificate of recognition mula sa puso ni HRH Kamahalan Queen Reyna Elena]. Kabog talaga ang mag byahe ka sa buseleya ang sosyal-sosyal evah-evah! Itong pinaka sosyal sa mga byahe ko talaga. Compared sa mga pilgrimages na sinalihan ko noon, walang sinabi yong mga trips ko noon. Pilgrimage sa Europe - 12 days Fatima/Lourdes/Spain? HINDI! Pilgrimage sa Antipolo lang po!


Along Race St., in Chinatown (how me hepa? me rub u wrong tym, sukie-fukie fy dollah?)



Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia. Over 80 merchants offer fresh produce, meats, fish, groceries, flowers, baked goods, crafts, books, clothing, and specialty and ethnic foods (piniritong cricket, adobong azucena, uok large coconut worms, mangrove worms dipped in vinegar) Anyone? Charing lang, sabi kasi Ethnic eh lol



This is our lovely tourist guide - again this is just in Philadelphia hindi sa Alaska o sa Antartica o North Pole, hindi naman lamig na lamig ang guide namin no?


Panalo ang view dito sa itaas ng buseleya! Feeling ko nasa London tuloy ang beauty ko. Noon lamang ako nakasakay sa double deck na bus after soooo long, ang huling sakay no nyan eh mga 5 years old pa lang ata ako at dutch was 100 years ago na po no. [naaalala ko pa na pagnadaan ng over pass o kung ano man meron sa ibabaw eh nayuko ako lol] Iba na talaga pag city girl ka na... (ang hirap kamo magkuha ng pix! ang dami ko nang bukol ngayon eh panay untog ako sa rehas ng bus, at tila nagka slight frost byte ako sa lamig nyang araw na yan.)



Ito ang Philadelphia Skyline ang taray diba? Mas mataray yan pag gabi... At abagan nyo yan dahil susunod yan sa mga byahe ko, wag lang ngayon at napakalamig at baka reyumahin na naman ako.


This is the famous Logan Square, north of Market St. It is named for Logan Square, one of the five squares, or parks, central to William Penn's design for Philadelphia. The square itself was named after James Logan an eighteenth-century mayor of Philadelphia, kung sino man eh ah eerrmm friends na din kami since I am ex-mayor noon sa Manila City Jail.



This is Art Museum and right now they are showcasing fantabolous works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir.



Philadelphia is really known for it's works of art! It is also the City of Brotherly Love! [paki-connect!!!] The city contains many art museums such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Rodin Museum, the largest collection of work by Auguste Rodin outside of France. The city’s major art museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the largest art museums in the United States and features the steps made popular by the film Rocky.

Philadelphia is home to many art galleries, many of which participate in the First Friday event. The first Friday of every month galleries in Old City are open late. Annual events include film festivals and parades, the most famous being the New Year's Day Mummers Parade.

Areas such as South Street and Old City have a vibrant night life. The Avenue of the Arts in Center City contains many restaurants and theaters, such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Academy of Music, the nation's oldest continually operating venue, home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia has more public art than any other American city. In 1872, the Fairmount Park Art Association was created, the first private association in the United States dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. In 1959, lobbying by the Artists Equity Association helped create the Percent for Art ordinance, the first for a U.S. city. The program, which has funded more than 200 pieces of public art, is administered by the Philadelphia Office of Arts and Culture, the city's art agency.

In particular, Philadelphia has more murals than any other U.S. city, thanks in part to the 1984 creation of the Department of Recreation's Mural Arts Program, which seeks to beautify neighborhoods and provide an outlet for graffiti artists. The program has funded more than 2,700 murals by professional, staff and volunteer artists. [hindi po ako nag lagay sa akin ang Governor/Mayor ng Philadelphia para isulat itech!]



Hindi po PNR ang nakikita nyo.



And this is at JFK Plaza, where LOVE Park is... O sya, since may Christmas Tree dito eh lulubusin ko na ang pagbati...

I wish everybody a warm and nice Chrsitmas this coming Holiday Season.

Yong pa aguinaldo nyo sa akin paki send na lang sa diwatang_byaning fans club c/o HRH Queen Kamahalan Reyna Elena at 118 Sandra Rd. Voorhees, NJ 08043 - Thanks in advance!!! (kahit credit/debit tinatangap ko, may machine naman po ako eh)

Lovelots,
diwatang_byaning

19 comments:

Thess said...

You were on top of the double deck? lamig ha! I hope to visit that place...it doesn't matter when, basta ma visit ko :)

Uy, naka link pala ako sa iyo hindi mo ko kinikibo *sniff* I must link you din..salamat ha...and yung contest...contest#2 will be up umm, surprise (^-^)

have a nice day!

PS.
I loveee the cat on your sidebar, pwede iuwi?

diwata said...

hi thess! oo nga anlamig nyan sobra, that was last week and it was 30's ang hangin, sabay mabako kaskasero ang driver kaya hirap kumuha ng shots ...

punta ka, madaming makikita dito.

iuwi mo, ampunin mo... inampon ko lang yan kay Pusa eh he he he...

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

heheehehhehe
ang ganda naman ng lakbay tingin mo...nakaselos ka naman...
ganda pa ng mga views, sana maka punta naman dyan. kahit libre...
saan ba mag-apply ng libre, diwata?

malapit na nga ang pasko na, nafeel at na amoy ko na nga kahit saan...

hay pasko naman...sana marami akong matanggap...isa na ang sa iyo ha?

ipadala mo na lang sa akin....tingnan mo ang bago kong
bahay para malaman mo ang
home ads ko at lahat na ma-KONTAKT mo ako, i am always nandiyan....lol

ay oo nga nandoon na ako sa North Pole, naunahan pa kita.

kaya bisita ka sa akin, para makita mo ang bago kong bahay....o ito....


vicki.the-princess.us

kita tayo sa North Pole....saan ba kayo doon.....lol

sigi, thanks for sharing sa tingin lakbay mo, enjoy din ako...

kita tayo sa northpole ha?


hintayin kita, kain tayo nga Magnolia ice cream.....bye

diwata said...

ganda pa ng mga views, sana maka punta naman dyan. kahit libre... - I wish may libre pa tita he he he

magnolia? ay wala bang durty ice cream? may mga tags ka jan tita halungkatin mo na lang at baka nabaon na

reynz said...

hoy! pooohkeee! sana man lang dumaan ka nang opisinaaaa!! hmpt!!

diwata said...

Dumaan ako at may nabooking ako sayo, inistalk kita! at ilalabas ko yan sssshooon!

toni said...

mejo malamig na nga pg umabot ng -30, sanayan na lng talaga.
sabi nga ng mga puti nde daw nila feel yuletide season pg nde freezing cold at balot ng snow paligid.

pusa said...

ganda ng views, toru guide ang dating ng lola... pero alam mo diwa minsan nagdududa na ko na isang tao lang kayo ni reynz! ang harot nyo pareho hahaha ;)

oist maganda rin skyline sa makati (ahahha ayaw patalo me)

diwata said...

isang tao? hmmmm ilang kamay kaya meron kaya si Reyns?

type mo ang skyline ng Philadelphia? ipapasyal kita jan! (pag tumama ako sa jackpot sa Sabado, gagamitin ko ang pinagsanlaan ko ng Salawal ko!)

pusa said...

o cge ipagdadasal ko na manalo ka para maipasyal mo ko jan hahaha

eh malay mo sya si shiva!

maLen said...

uyyy...parang gusto kong sumugod jan sa US of A

magkano ba ang pamasahe?

tarush! hahahahaha

diwatang_byaning said...

@pusa hinala mo ano?

@malen kasama ka! dahil gagawin kitang concubine bweheheheheh lab yah.. balatuan mo ako pag yumaman ka o better yet ipirata mo ako kay Chooba!

diwata said...

@toni jan sa inyo gaano na ba kalamig?

Pretty Life Online said...

diwatang maganda, sosyal mo naman!!! talaga mother mo 1/2 Italian saan sa Italy? nakapunta kana ng Italy? c hubby 1/2 Italian din kc hehehe

Joy said...

Looks like you had a whale of a time! Good on you. I'm sure not too many people crowd the touristy spot because of the cold. :D

joy
Norwich Daily Photo
The Goddess In You
Your Love Coach

diwata said...

@Pretty, sa Sicily mafia ang lahi noon eh...

@Joy compared during Summer yeah!

Joy said...

Please visit Your Love Coach where I have a simple meme for you! :D


joy
Norwich Daily Photo
The Goddess In You
Your Love Coach

diwata said...

@Dr.Joy thanks I saw it already, I'll do it as soon as I can...

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