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Old 05-04-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/NJ
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I've been trying to find a really good location to get a few shots of the Philly skyline. Anyone know of any? Thanks ahead of time.
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I've always loved the vantage point from the Art Museum, looking down B.F. Parkway.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: the luxury ghett-oh-noes
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I regrettably had to take this on a cloudy day, but yeah, the vantage point from the Art Museum is great:



Another good vantage point was from the South Street bridge just on the western side of the Schuylkill, though I don't know how accessible this is/will be given the construction set to start on the new bridge.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i've always loved the view from the Walt Whitman bridge. that's probably why there are so many accidents - pic is from the fine folks at phillyskyline.com


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Old 05-07-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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This is from the top of the on ramp from Arramingo Av to I-95 going south. However it is best early in the morning when the sun is on the far left of the picture. You can get great detail then. This is the afternoon in winter when the sun is in your eyes.

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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If you have the courage they have hot air balloon tours out near Exton
A safer bet and maybe a better skyline shot is from the Philadelphia Zoo Balloon which goes up 400 feet and provides great views of the skyline



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Old 05-08-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/NJ
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Wow. Those pictures are breathtaking, especially the first one. I don't think I've got the guts to go into a hot air balloon, though. Much respect to you, though!
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