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Philadelphia: Portrait of a City

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Philadelphia: Portrait of a City

Michael P. Gadomski

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This vibrantly illustrated dedication to Philadelphia presents one of the United States’ oldest and most historically and culturally significant metropolises with photographs, from the detailed to the panoramic, of its architecture, art, and parks. The City of Brotherly Love has it all: the largest concentration of colonial architecture in the country, modern skyscrapers, and plenty of open green space. Take an armchair tour of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House; head over to University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum; then venture out to nearby Valley Forge Park. Through creative vantage points, absorb Philly’s local color as you stroll around Old City and the 18th-century homes of Society Hill…you might even sneak a peek at the New Year’s Day Mummers. From the Schuylkill to the Delaware, along the old cobblestones and among the towering monuments, Philadelphia welcomes you with open arms.

Size: 9″ x 9″ | 117 color photos | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351082 | Binding: hard cover


Michael P. Gadomski is a third generation Pennsylvania native. In addition to working as a Pennsylvania State Park Ranger and naturalist for more than 25 years, he has been a freelance writer and photographer for over 40 years. His written articles have appeared in publications such as the New York Conservationist and Highlights for Children. His photography has been published worldwide in books, calendars, greeting cards, advertisements, interpretive displays, and magazines. He is the photographer of six coffee-table books; Wild Pennsylvania: A Celebration of Our State’s Natural Beauty, The Catskills: A Photographic Portrait, Reserves of Strength: Pennsylvania’s Natural Landscape, Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City, The Poconos: Pennsylvania’s Mountain Treasure, and Pennsylvania: A Portrait of the Keystone State. His website is: