People watching in Dilworth Park

I’ve been taking a digital photography class at U.Arts this October, and last week’s assignment brought me to Dilworth Park to take some photos of the fountains. (The assignment was to photograph things using fast or slow shutter speeds and I had a lot of fun trying to freeze the water in motion.)

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Dilworth Park is always an interesting place to visit. Right next to City Hall, there are always a variety of people to watch– tourists checking out City Hall, children running around the fountains, couples enjoying the scenery together, lawyers and jurors eating lunch, and more. With the rainy fall weather, the park was relatively empty on a Sunday, but soon it will be filled with holiday shops, an ice skating rink, and more.

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Dilworth also holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first places my boyfriend and I went on a date. We walked around last November, watched the ice skaters and the holiday light show, and got to know each other.

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From Dilworth Park you can easily take the subway to anywhere you want to go, or head to Love Park, Rittenhouse, or walk up the Ben Franklin Parkway to the art museum.

It might not have the green space to rival some place like Rittenhouse or Washington Square, but it never fails to disappoint. For a small park attached to City Hall, that’s not too bad.

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