This most ominous looking image has a mostly innocuous back story. Each cell block at Eastern State Penitentiary had a barber shop to keep the inmates looking fresh. However, this pic definitely feels like it was from a scene from Saw, Hostel or some other torture porn flick. Spring has finally arrived in Philly!!!#Colorful If you ever find yourself in Philly, head to prison. In this case you pay to get in, and there are no cops involved. It's a lot more civil than you might expect. You see, this is an old prison that has now become a US National Landmark and a damn fine photo destination. Where else can you find cell after cell of completely decayed rooms like this one? Pretty cool if you ask me. But don't ask me to get in that barber chair for a shave - that's pushing it! :-)
From http://nomadicpursuits.com/ Walking around this busy city you can find plenty of amazing architecture and history. The Philadelphia Historical Commission is a beautiful example Fantastic place to get lost! Strolling around in Fairmount came across this old, and new set of train tracks. Taken from the eye of the iron fence. Such an interesting place to explore and spend an afternoon. Philly lights at night. Taken 10-18-2015. View from West Philly on the El (near 63rd & Market Sts). Check out the Love Letter murals along the way. Inspiring. Great character & grit for your photos. One of the beautiful little cobble stone streets of Philadelphia Looking down the pendulum stairs inside the Franklin Institute. Trust me, you'll know you're there. Life size game pieces! Old world meets new world A red medical cross is embedded into the iron gate of Cell block 3 at Eastern State Penitentiary. The cell block was transformed into a medical wing including a state-of-the-art operating room, laboratories, quarantine housing and recovery wards. Happy Chinese New Year!!! Best blueberry fritter, made on site!
Located in Reading Terminal Market.
#lifeatexpedia As part of obscura day 2011 we toured eastern state, affording us views of some seldom seen things. Isaiah Zagar is the Fabulous creator of this crazy, unique garden. #architecture#Roadtrip#Colorful Eastern state penitentiary in Philadelphia offers a haunting look into the past of this now closed prison. Crisp fall day.#colorful What a spider wed looks like after a little morning dew. Infrared photo taken at Eastern State Penitentiary. This was taken when tours where very limited and the place was being remodeled. It was very haunting at that time. I used infrared film for a photo project because It would create an eerie and haunted feel to the photos and it did. There are a lot of impressive buildings in Philly, but City Hall is by far the most impressive! Hidden gem in the city. #Roadtrip#Waterlust#Colorful In it's glory days this was one of the man made wonders of the world. This was the first water works in the United States. Now a beautiful restaurant you can still feel the history. Tours are optional as well. #architecture #WaterLust#Colorful In a bursting corner . Boat house row in philly all light up at night. Eastern State Penitentiary is huge! It has been left in a state of deterioration and opened up as a museum. I highly recommend this. A shot of the Wissahickon Creek as it winds along Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park.
It's hard to imagine that this expanse of natural serenity is just miles from Center City. That's where they signed the declaration of independence! Philadelphia had so much history! A view of city hall in Philadelphia This reminds me of my childhood. Many late summer nights spent here! #architecture #GoldenHour#Colorful#blue Happy Chinese New Year!!! Just riding the bus in downtown Philadelphia. #gopro I had a better, less typical shot, but I can't figure out how to use trover properly. Always crops poorly. It's the Pumpple Cake! What's a Pumpple Cake you ask? Well, a Pumpple Cake is comprised of a chocolate cake with pumpkin pie baked inside and vanilla cake with apple pie baked inside, stacked then filled and frosted with vanilla butter-cream.
To quote Dr. Iam Malcom from Jurassic Park This image was taken at a place in Philadelphia called the “Graffiti Underground”. The area appears to be an abandoned loading pier jutting out into the Delaware River. The concrete structures look like the support beams for a rail spur.#coloful Walking through the halls of the penitentiary was scary! Reading that it is haunted didn't help. The city of brotherly love Eastern State Penitentiary was operational from 1829 until 1971. The spoke and wheel design of the cell blocks, the solitary confinement and the punishment of the inmates for talking were all revolutionary ideas in the prison realm and became known as the Amazing building. The picture doesn't do it justice. Grades 1st-12th are educated here. #architecture #Roadtrip#Colorful Awesome! An absolutely amazing experience if you are a cheese lover. And they give you huge samples of everything!!! #delicious #Colorful Can't get enough of this view!#architecture Oh Philly so distinguished at certain corners Al Capone's cell... He had money to carry his lifestyle even there As implied by the name, Boathouse Row consists of a row of 15 boathouses housing social and rowing clubs on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. As a Where's Waldo sort of bonus, lurking in the background is the Channel 6 ZooBalloon. The balloon rises 4000ft to give zoo visitors an aerial view of zoo exhibits, Fairmount Park and Center City. Feed the coy! #colorful #abandoned The best part of this is the warning in the bottom right corner - do not climb the big noodle! Taken January 23, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. USA.
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The overhead surgical lamp and the remnants of the clerestory windows of the operating room inside Eastern State Penitentiary. There were over 100 surgeries a year in the hospital by 1920. A variety of surgeries were performed: amputations, appendectomies, circumcisions, hernia repairs, dental and eye-related procedures, and more. In the 1940s, Eastern State launched a “skin bank” so inmates could donate skin to burn victims, particularly children and servicemen affected by World War II. Philadelphia has photo opportunities around every corner but I could resist this long exposure up towards City Hall. It was closed when I got there, across the street from the liberty bell which you can't view in person it's behind glass that's several feet away Pretty city hall Al Capone's one time jail cell at the Eastern State Penitentiary This image was taken at a place in Philadelphia called the “Graffiti Underground”. The area appears to be an abandoned loading pier jutting out into the Delaware River. The concrete structures look like the support beams for a rail spur. #colorful The beginning of winter.#architecture Beautiful cathedral that was near our hotel. We took a walk and enjoyed an afternoon visit to this church. Another guard tower A church that is part of the U Penn landscape City Hall at night in Philly. Lovely building Eastern State Penitentiary A recreation of Al Capone's rather opulent cell inside Eastern State Penitentiary. In 1929, Capone was arrested for carrying
a concealed deadly weapon. This would be the first time Capone would be sentenced to prison. Fun fact: Capone would leave Eastern State Penitentiary with fewer body parts than he'd arrived with. He had a tonsillectomy and was rumored to have undergone a circumcision, which was being evaluated by the medical
community as a possible treatment and/or prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Capone suffered from syphilis and gonorrhea during his life. This image was taken at a place in Philadelphia called the “Graffiti Underground”. The area appears to be an abandoned loading pier jutting out into the Delaware River. The concrete structures look like the support beams for a rail spur. The historic Masonic Temple of Philadelphia, built 1868-1873. It is the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Free and Accepted Masons. The inside of the temple and the museum is open to the public for visitation. I wasn't able to see the inside, but saw amazing pictures of the interior and its sophisticated design and architecture. Truffles galore!! Huge food market in old train terminal. Yum!!! Iron Chef Morimoto's namesake restaurant. Cool ambience. It's the first prison system in America, boy were there flaws and sadly we haven't quite evolved out of how poorly we rehabilitate prisoners. Philly is rough around the edges, but she's got a surprisingly big ❤️. From the top. Infrared photo taken at Eastern State Penitentiary before being remodeled. Circa 1997 Painful place: talking was forbidden Summer in Philly One of the first prisons America came to know. Abandaoned jail (Al Capone was once here!) in Philadelphia. Some say the Eastern State Penitentiary is haunted. I am sticking to my guns. Pats is a better cheesesteak. However, across the street is Geno's, so you decide. #GoldenHour#delicious#Colorful I'm a huge Philly cheesesteak fan.I can't visit Philly without having a Jim's cheesesteak! Second choice would be Pat's King of Steaks.
#wit #whiz #philly #nomnom #delicious This image was taken at a place in Philadelphia called the “Graffiti Underground”. The area appears to be an abandoned loading pier jutting out into the Delaware River. The concrete structures look like the support beams for a rail spur.#colorful Central Philadelphia is great for anyone who loves to learn more about US history firsthand. Observe the stark contrast between modern and old buildings #architecture Delicious refreshing and excellent beer selection... Out of the way ale house with great atmosphere! Stumbled across this during a walk! MASSIVE sorry and monopoly pieces among more Green eggs cafe at midtown philly. A must! This pancake is wickedly delicious and the price is amazing too! They have other good food for you to try out. Cash only though! Yes, it's always sunny in Philadelphia. Love park At love Park Who is better? Geno's cheese steaks? Or Pats? You should decided for yourself. #Roadtrip#GoldrnHour#delicious#Colorful Sensory overload. This place is amazing!! Had my first true philly, and a picnic lunch!! (And this is where the monopoly square came from!)
#market Voted #21 of 150 favorite american architect structures in 2007 The shopping done. Beautiful architecture on this piece of history! Construction started in 1871 and took 30 years to complete, the time and effort that was put in really shows.
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http://www.travelingken.com/food/a-side-of-philly/ A very hauntingly beautiful place with some very creepy undertones. Really nice to walk through with the audio tour but very drafty... Colors at the Philadelphia flower show 2017 Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States of America and the US Independence Celebration [or the 4th of July] here is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. There are many free family fun festivities scheduled and going on at the same time in different parts of the city. Festivities include concerts, museums, culinary events, parade, fireworks, etc. But, there is only one that truly stands out, the Independence Day Parade. The parade highlights the nation's cultural and social diversity represented by many different cultural backgrounds and organizations. It goes through about 1.2 mile route along the city's historical district. The best place to catch them is right in front of the Independence Hall along Chestnut St and between 5th and 6th streets. See them in their smiley faces, wonderful dances, and beautiful costumes.
After the parade, visit the Independence Hall and see the room where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed.
#Festival Beautiful, building-sized mural near downtown Philadelphia at S Broad and Lombard Streets. This work of art is called They have over taken the Rocky stairs and art museum with the NFL draft by placing the stage directly on top of the Rocky stairs. I was very disappointed. It took away quite a bit that I connected to Philadelphia, other than that the statue was cool. German altar Downtown Philly. I love the mix of old and new in a big city I wish trover would let the entire pic load rather then crop it The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is a great place for adults as well as kids. All sorts of his inventions are on display (like these executive bifocals) and many of these displays are interactive! A must-see if you're in the city!
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star Philadelphia aparthotel in University City, near University of Pennsylvania

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Indoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in University City, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Institute of Contemporary Art and University of Pennsylvania. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with an indoor pool, this aparthotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a spa tub. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, valet parking, a business center, and meeting rooms are onsite.

Apartment Amenities

Each apartment provides a kitchen with a refrigerator, a stovetop, a microwave, and a dishwasher. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find an LCD TV with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and premium bedding.

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Homewood Suites by Hilton University City provides a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This 3-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast each morning and a complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days. Event facilities measure 800 square feet (72 square meters). This business-friendly aparthotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 72 
  • Terrace 
  • Free reception 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 800 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Kitchen 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Dishwasher 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning. A complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Property Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Name

  • Hilton Homewood Suites University City
  • Hilton University City
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  • Homewood Suites Hilton University City
  • Homewood Suites University City
  • Homewood Suites Hilton University City Aparthotel

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