Philadelphia and Its Countryside

Philadelphia and Its Countryside cover (First Edition)THE 144 pages of Philadelphia and its Countryside take you on a rich photographic journey of the City of Brotherly Love and its four surrounding counties. You will delight in the artistry of outdoor sculpture, lush gardens, historic inns and pastoral scenes. You will sense the value of heritage in the information-packed essays and captions that illuminate the pictures. You will eagerly choose favorite sites to explore and revisit.

Take in the wild and rural scenery of the valleys of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. Trace how such sites as Independence Hall and Cliveden shaped America’s nationhood. Through reenactments, relive the movements of George Washington’s patriot troops. Join fun-filled ethnic festivals at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing.

Within a book of 180 color photos, enter glamorous turn-of-the-century buildings that house priceless art and antiques. Wind through the Brandywine watershed where heady views have moved artists since the late 1800s. Discover trails for birding and biking. Meander through shops in restored towns and booths at annual fairs such as the Goschenhoppen Festival. Stroll through historic gardens. Revel in the sports that honor horses and hounds.

Written by Ruth Seitz. Photography by Blair Seitz. Foreword by James Michener. Revised edition published by RB Books in 2003

isbn: 1-879441-93-4, HC, 8 1/2 in. x 11 in., 180 photographs, 144 pages

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