Philadelphia is famous for it's large collection of murals painted throughout the city. The Mural Arts Program has done a lot to battle the graffiti of Philadelphia, and add color to neighborhoods that need it most. Below I have made a slide show of my favorite murals in the city.
P'unk Avenue (with the exception of Dan) loves the Phillies! Or at least is mildly interested in them. Personally, I believe they are the greatest team that ever happened to Major League Baseball. Here's some wikipedia flavored information for you to digest:
"The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team. They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating to 1883. The Phillies are a member of theEastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park in the South Philadelphia section of the city.
The Phillies have won two World Series championships (against Kansas City in 1980 and Tampa Bay in 2008) and seven National League pennants, the first of which came in 1915. The franchise has also experienced long periods of struggle. The age of the team and its history of adversity has earned it the dubious distinction of having lost the most games of any team in the history of American professional sports.
The franchise was founded in Philadelphia in 1883, replacing the team from Worcester, Massachusetts. The team has played at several stadiums in the city, beginning with Recreation Park and continuing at Baker Bowl; Shibe Park, which was later renamed Connie Mack Stadium in honor of the longtime Philadelphia Athletics manager; Veterans Stadium; and now Citizens Bank Park. The team's heated rivalry with the New York Mets has been an issue of contention within the division in recent seasons. The team's spring training facilities are located in Clearwater, Florida, where itsClass-A minor league affiliate Clearwater Threshers play at Bright House Field."
It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States.