You are here

American history

It's under the radar of most travellers to the US, but there's still plenty in Philadelphia for a pleasant stop. By Daven Wu
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 06:00

FROM a general scan of Philadelphia's skyline of skyscrapers, its massive fin de siècle piles, and equally drab office blocks and empty car-park lots, it's difficult to believe there was a time when Philadelphia was the epicentre of the American universe. Founded by William Penn in 1682 at the