9 Best Photography Worthy Spots in Philadelphia


Whether you’re visiting Philly for the first time, or have lived in the city your whole life, you’re sure to find somewhere great to shoot. The millions of visitors to the city have plenty of photo  spots, like, a carousel horse and sculptures. Local photographers never run out of photo opportunities such as the Rocky statue and the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps.

Below are 9 Photo Worthy Spots in Philadelphia:

1. Electric Light Mural in South Philly


Local artists David Guinn and Sarah Anton created the neon-lit Electric Street mural to keep crime out of a dark South Philly alley. You can find it just around the corner from Pat‘s and Geno’s-another photo worthy spot.

2. The Corinthian Columns at 30th Street Station


This stately looking structure is located at 30th and Market Streets.  Opened in 1933 and then remodeled in 1989, the station has kept it’s grand historic elements, like the statue of archangel Michael and the board that flickers when train schedules are updated.

3. Cheesesteak Vegas at Geno’s Steaks


When you are visiting Philly and want to get some great shots, try  Geno’s Steaks with their lit-up corner. While there, you should go ahead and try one of their cheesesteaks as well. Make sure to go at night, to get a   head-on shot of Geno’s from the corner of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue to capture the best angle of full in-your-face effect.

4. A view of Philly’s sunset from Bok Bar


One of the city’s most cool rooftop views exists on top of a former high school in Southeast Philadelphia. Due to the weather, it’s only open during the summer and early fall, so you’ll have to plan your trip accordingly. There are plenty of photographic opportunities with the panoramic mode feature on your phone for a jaw-dropping shot of the view of the city from West Philly to all the way to Ben Franklin Bridge.

5. A rainbow bagel at Chestnut Street Philly Bagels


Located in Rittenhouse Square, this bakery bakes these colorful beauties, which are stuffed with birthday cake cream cheese.

6. The Magic Gardens


The Magic Gardens located in South Philly shows street art scenes with three building worth of amazing murals. The walls have been transformed into a sea of  glass bottles and sparkling tiles. It’s really an awesome photography scene for any photographer to see in the middle of a busy city.

7. The Liberty Bell


The Liberty Bell is one of America’s most iconic and recognizable symbols. Located across the street from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, don’t forget to add it to your photo tour.

8. Philadelphia ZooIMPALA_01Every part of the Philadelphia Zoo has something to see. Don’t miss a photo opportunity by taking a ride up into the sky in the zoo’s hot air ballon .

9. Elfreth’s Alley


The cobblestoned Elfreth’s Alley, America’s oldest residential street, is a perfect place for any photo shoot. Locals actually still live in the centuries-old houses in this alleyway, and very little has changed since the mid-1700’s. The narrow street — now protected as a National Historic Landmark — will give you a perfect area for wedding photography, or a high school senior shoot.


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