Monday, May 31, 2010

The Urban Hellhole Contains Multitudes

One thing I've come to realize recently is the extent to which suburbanites and tourists who visit the urban hellhole mostly only see some of the least interesting parts. "The City" is bits of Market St., the area around Independence Hall, the Ben Franklin Parkway, Penns Landing, the stadium area, Rittenhouse Square. Some of those are actually nice (Rittenhouse Square) and some are completely awful (Penns Landing), but none of them really give any kind of sense of what urban hellhole existence is really like.