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Elfreths Alley

Elfreths Alley

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Elfreth's Alley — popularly known as "Our nation’s oldest residential street" – dates back to the first days of the eighteenth century.
Twenty years after William Penn founded Pennsylvania and established Philadelphia as its capital, the town had grown into a thriving, prosperous mercantile center on the banks of the Delaware River.

Since 1702, Elfreth's Alley has been home to more than 3,000 people.
Today thirty-two houses, built between 1728 and 1836, line the alley.
They form one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation.
Elfreth's Alley is a National Historic Landmark District, one of the first districts that celebrates the lives of everyday Americans.


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samikosemi01-May-2013 18:02
Very nice street capture !
Sami ! v
Rick Kobylinski29-Feb-2012 21:30
I've shot Elfreth's Alley once and never considered the hands and knees shot. Looks like I'll be going back in the spring. Love the viewpoint. V.
Marisa D.L.19-Jan-2011 20:44
very interesting perspective!
alfredo camba jr.19-Jan-2011 10:38
Very nice perspective and viewpoint! Beautiful street shot! V
Lieve Snellings19-Jan-2011 01:59
very nice streetview
Fletcher Wildlife Garden18-Jan-2011 22:35
So glad this is protected. It is a really lovely, historic area. A splendid perspective down the length of the alley. Really like this, Stephanie! V
Graeme18-Jan-2011 18:51
I love your perspective Stephanie!! Excellent viewpoint for this street view.BV
January Grey13-Dec-2010 04:50
Between the bricks & mortar, lots of history there! Love your perspective, Stephanie. Terrific shot! V~
Zoltán Balogh11-Nov-2010 05:10
A perfect composition, big vote!:) V
eye2see10-Nov-2010 03:46
Thanks for sharing I see you down to the ground and enjoying the old times! Great composition! ~V
Hank Vander Velde10-Nov-2010 03:07
Super image and nice historical info Stephanie.
Yvonne10-Nov-2010 00:15
What a fabulous pov, you have me guessing how you did this! So lovely to know that
the old buildings have been preserved instead of pushed over! A superb image! v
Jean Chiasson09-Nov-2010 22:47
Love the perspective great shot Stephanie vote
Mairéad09-Nov-2010 22:28
What a pretty street! Like the low perspective.
Marwan Habib09-Nov-2010 21:55
A nice pic and an interesting historical description.
Pete Hemington09-Nov-2010 21:19
Very nice - good to see you are getting some history in the USA.
Doug Cruden09-Nov-2010 21:01
Ahhh, good to see the Union Jack there :o))) Is this a far-flung outpost of the Empire?
Colin Storey09-Nov-2010 20:55
Fantastic low angle for this street scene. v
Johnny JAG09-Nov-2010 20:33
What a charming street scene
Lee Rudd09-Nov-2010 20:19
ah from back in the days when English was spoken!!!! lovely low viewpoint :)
Aud Elise Sjøsæther09-Nov-2010 19:56
Beautiful picture! Love the angle! V
Peter Sussex09-Nov-2010 19:46
The low angle and the style of architecture is wonderful, great work Steph! BV
Marina Arimany09-Nov-2010 19:35
Beautiful picture and very interesting story.
Betty Vlasiu09-Nov-2010 19:32
Lovely image!
Larry Peterson09-Nov-2010 19:01
Beautiful low angle capture, Stephanie. Love the narrative. BV
joseantonio09-Nov-2010 18:19
It´s lovely to know the story behind the pictures
Michal Leszczynski09-Nov-2010 18:13
A very beautiful photo of this street, Stephanie, Thank you for the historical note. V.
Tom Munson09-Nov-2010 17:57
Terrific image and history lesson, Stephanie! Well done!
Phillip Normanton09-Nov-2010 17:43
Nice to see the Union Jack - they obviously have taste :o)
Blandine Mangin09-Nov-2010 17:29
une très jolie scène de rue ! v
Gérard Koehl09-Nov-2010 16:48
Magnifique scène de rue avec de belles teintes. V
Ann...09-Nov-2010 16:34
I love the low down pov - I do hope you don't dent your knees! ;)
carabias09-Nov-2010 16:31
Beautiful! V
LynnH09-Nov-2010 16:20
Another wonderful down-low view! V
Margot W09-Nov-2010 16:07
I'm surprised cars are allowed. Wouldn't it be fun if those metal posts were hitching posts.
Wonderful angle of this historic alley.
Walter O. Koenig09-Nov-2010 15:54
Very nice shot with this low perspective. Well done. "V"
heather09-Nov-2010 13:59
Wonderful history and a wonderful shot too.. great perspective! V
Jim Coffman09-Nov-2010 13:29
A great capture and love the perspective! V
David Hobbs09-Nov-2010 12:32
Interesting picture and fascinating history. It looks like you were lying on the ground. Now THAT is enthusiasm. V
Kevin Chester09-Nov-2010 12:26
Its great that there preserving your History like this.
Sofia Solomennikova09-Nov-2010 12:20
a very nice casual scene, thanks for the historical note, V
iamjv09-Nov-2010 11:45
Cool shot and interesting history.... well done. Jv V!
Patricia Kay09-Nov-2010 11:14
A beautiful colorful street scene to brighten my day...great shot Steph...BV
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