May 17, 2017
By Michelle Mass | February 27, 2017 | Lifestyle
We asked the behind-the-lens experts to share where they love taking photos around the City of Brotherly Love—so you can, too.
"Hands down, my favorite spot to photograph is Rittenhouse Square. I love how it changes from season to season."
"My favorite spot in the city is along Penn's Landing. In the last decade, city officials realized there was no need to cap Route 95 to spur development along the river. If you build it, they will come, and they do—by the droves every season. In the summer, it's Spruce Street Harbor Park with its hammocks, bocce ball, and food trucks. Nearby is the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest with July 4th fireworks. In the winter, it becomes the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest with its winter lodge and game room, and on New Year's Eve, fireworks at six and midnight. Penn's Landing has become a year-long destination with lots to do and see."
"My favorite place to photograph is the Philadelphia Art of Museum. It’s the first recognizable landmark I see when driving into the city that makes me feel l am home again. The grand architecture of the art museum resembles a Greek palace and houses beauty both on the inside and out. [It's] a place to relax, open up your heart and your mind, and take in this astonishing masterpiece. Just outside of the museum more beauty follows with Eakins Oval where you will find three more monumental cascading fountains—I could just sit and look at them all day."
September 2016. Model: Christina Henck.
"Devil's Pond is one of the best views in the city. For me, Devil’s Pond is the end of a journey, a reflection of things, of how they use to be or could be. When visited at the perfect time, Devil’s Pond offers serenity, peace, contentment, and a oneness with nature and Philly. Devil’s Pond is located deep in Fairmount Park near Wissahickon Creek, accessible via Forbidden Drive."
"The view of the city from the South Street Bridge is by far my favorite, especially at night. There's something about the city lights, glassy river, and all those lines leading your eyes into the skyline that gives me chills every time I see it."