Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American Independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was cast with the lettering (part of Leviticus 25:10) "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations. The Bell was case in the Whitechappel Foundry (UK) in the year 1752 and weighs 900 kg.

Independece Hall - This small hall above is where the American Independence & American Constitution was debated & adopted which till today stands are a framework for the sole superpower country on earth. The Founding Fathers of American History like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson sat on this chairs 250 (1775) years ago. Below are some text from the Preamble which states that people have rights to dismiss the government if it's voilating people's rights. The sentences below are the most well known and have had a lasting effect in American & World History.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

The Free Quaker House is a historic quaker meeting place built in 1783

Streets of Philadelphia.

Streets of Philadelphia - by Bruce Sprinsteen.

Driving through the streets of Philadelphia, it was easy to understand that it was one of the oldest cities in the US, the street lanes were narrow. It's also a big port city with lot of blue collar workers.

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