An evening on the Ben Franklin Bridge
What makes South Jersey an interesting and unique place to live is that you are close to the wilderness forests of the New Jersey Pinelands and the City of Philadelphia. One can enjoy both city and country life without traveling very far.
There is a pedestrian walkway on the Ben Franklin Bridge that spans the Delaware River and connects Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Camden, New Jersey. I had known about this walkway, but never gave it much thought. Then I saw photographs from the walkway taken by a few photographers I know. When it looked like a nice sunset was on the way, I headed over there to see what would happen.
The pedestrian walkway on the Ben Franklin Bridge is sort of a world unto itself…at least it felt that way. This world is populated by “movers” who are running, cycling, and walking to exercise or get somewhere, and “lingerers” who are taking pictures or just admiring a stunning view of the Philadelphia skyline. While setting up my camera I met a fellow lingerer from Germany who was taking in one last American sunset before heading home the next day.
The sunset did not disappoint either of us. I stayed until dusk to see the city light up.