Promenade Around Penn’s Landing



Spring has (mostly) come to Philadelphia! If you missed last week’s post, I had an entire post on spring flowers in bloom. It’s pretty neat to be able to see so many flowers and greenery in such a big city. And as I mentioned in my first post on the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia actually quite a few green, open spaces and water, which I was pleasantly surprised about when I first moved here.

If you head past Old City Philadelphia, you’ll run into Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River, which separates Philadelphia and New Jersey. Penn’s Landing has a lot of beautiful sights with the water, bridges, and boats, and it also has Spruce Street Harbor Park along the waterfront!

In the summer, Spruce Street Harbor Park has hammocks and awesome colorful lights hanging from the trees, and they also open little restaurants and ice cream shops and you can even grab a beer there in the evenings. So if you don’t have any weekend plans in the summer, I would definitely recommend checking out Spruce Street Harbor Park!

Since there is so much to see along the Delaware River, I’ll be breaking up my pictures into separate posts with black and white pictures and color ones like I did with the pictures I took during the blizzard this year (I’m a little obsessed and always take too many photos!). So stay tuned next week for the pictures of Penn’s Landing in color! 🙂


There’s a huge monument for Christopher Columbus in the park


Across the street, there’s a memorial park for Vietnam veterans





The waterfront is a great place to take pictures!


It’s pretty cool to see battleships!






You can also get a pretty good view of the Philadelphia skyline from the waterfront




I’m looking forward to spending some time at Penn’s Landing this summer! Comment below if you have recommendations for other spots to hang out when the weather is nice! 🙂

Blog, North America, Philadelphia, Photography

  1. SLL says:

    LOVE these photos…especially #5 & 10!

  2. Sher says:

    Gorgeous photo! I like the black and white effect on the images. It’s finally spring weather in NYC too and I couldn’t be happier! 🙂


  3. I love that these are in black and white. I think removing color from a photograph really makes you focus on the details. The wood grain on the docks looks really stands out. Penn’s Landing was one of those places I’ve wanted to visit and see more of, but never got around to doing when I lived in Philly. You really have a knack for finding the most photogenic spots in this city!

    • Julia says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 There’s just so much to see and do in Philly, and even living here I feel like I’m not seeing enough of everything!

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