Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hiking @ Ringing Rocks Park

Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Supposedly, even geologists cannot fully explain why these rocks make a sustained ringing sound when tapped with a hammer or other rocks. Posted by Picasa

Water designs in the creek which flows through the park. Posted by Picasa

Tiny waterfalls cascade through the rocks. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 26, 2005

A Day & Night Out on the Town w/Jing

A SEPTA train approaches the R7 station in Levittown, headed toward Center City Philadelphia. Posted by Picasa

The roof of the Kimmel Center on Broad St., where the Philadelphia Orchestra plays. Posted by Picasa

Jing and I saw the Nutcracker ballet at the Academy of Music on Broad St. This is the curtain before the show. Posted by Picasa

Jing and I on the steps of the Franklin Institute. We returned to see Harry Potter on one of the most advanced IMAX theaters in the world, but alas! It was sold out! Posted by Picasa

City Hall from West Market St. Posted by Picasa

Makin' Smores in Cosi's in Rittenhouse Square. Posted by Picasa

Jing trying on a $240 coat along Walnut St. Posted by Picasa

The paparazzi must have taken this photo as I was coming out of my dressing room. Posted by Picasa

During the holidays, the city provided colored lights to show off City Hall. Posted by Picasa

At the end of the night, Jing got on a bus for Ithaca and I took the R7 line home from Market East Station. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Eve in Philly and @ Grandmoms, 2005

Jing at Love Park, Philadelphia. Posted by Picasa

The architecture of the side entrance of the Free Masons Lodge in Center City Philadelphia. Posted by Picasa

Liberty 1 and Liberty 2, the two tallest skyscrapers in Philadelphia will soon be eclipsed by a new building, scheduled to break ground in January, 2006.. Posted by Picasa

The Free Mason's Lodge in Center City Philadelphia. Posted by Picasa

As you can see, I take my cheesesteaks very seriously. I enjoyed this one at Rick's in the Reading Terminal Market. Posted by Picasa

I have always liked this sculpture across from City Hall in Center City Philadelphia. The artist intended the clothespin to resemble two lovers embracing about to kiss. Posted by Picasa

Some architecture around 10th and Market St. as Jing and I walked toward Chinatown. Posted by Picasa

Oh baby! It's too bad all these bottles were gifts! Posted by Picasa

My grandmom Hall poses in front of her Christmas Tree. Posted by Picasa

From left to right: My dad, Linda (step mother), grandmom Hall, Aunt Krista, Rick, Aunt Karen, Uncle Mike. Posted by Picasa

From left to right: Me, Michele (sister), grandmom Hall, Christine (cousin), Jamie (cousin), Matt (cousin). Posted by Picasa

Gathered around the living room after opening presents -- very likely watching "A Christmas Story". From left to right: Michele (sister), Matt (cousin), Jamie (cousin), Aunt Krista, Uncle Mike, Christine (cousin), Rick, Aunt Karen. Posted by Picasa