As far as American East Coast cities go, Philadelphia sometimes gets a bad rap. But the longer I live here, the more I realize how much beauty surrounds me everywhere. Sure there is poverty, violence, and urban decay . . . but these things co-exist with murals, music, and vibrant urban markets.
For those who might otherwise refuse to give Philly a second glance, take a closer look and you may find that this city is definitely worth a visit.