Favorite Spot: Race Street Pier
Neighborhood: Penn’s Landing
Address: Race St and N Columbus Blvd
I am: a scientist, student, foodie
Years in Philly: Off and on for 29. Almost 30. Getting old.
Current home: South Philly, the promised land of pho and Mexican food
My love note: The pier typifies Philadelphia — beauty in an industrial setting. Towering to the north is the Ben Franklin Bridge, and decaying to the south are numerous underdeveloped piers. Barges and duck boats float down the river accompanied by the occasional jet skier. The pier allows you to sit, under the shade of the bridge, or the trees, or out in the glaring sun, and watch these scenes unfold. It’s one of the few places to really just sit and observe and enjoy.