Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Philadelphia is a lot like the much-younger sibling intimidated by the accomplishments and sparkle of its elders among East Coast metropolises (metropoli?). Thus the loud rejoicing when anybody tosses us a bone or gives us a friendly head-pat. Current edition: National Geographic Traveler says that Philly is the next big thing, and backs that up with a nine-page spread. Expect waves of hipsters to descend as soon as it hits the stands!


Blogger michael said...

Thanks for pointing out the article. This press should help a city build up an image. Philly does have an image, but it needs to be kept. It tends to leave and go to other places. Like New York or DC. Or even Baltimore. Everybody takes from Philly.
It's a creative hotbed.
We just can't keep anything.
The arts work great for philly.
Because the arts are fluid and cannot be kept.
Embrace change. Create.
Philly is always creating itself.
Somewhere in Philly - something is happening.

8:38 PM  
Blogger ACM said...

I honestly don't know that "Philly has an image" for most of the country. Before coming here, I didn't have any idea what to expect in terms of either the physical feel of the place or its character. Those who have some sense often group us with Chicago, sort of like "the tough but lovable" crowd, but I would guess that only the nearby region has any better concept than that...

3:08 PM  

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