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Sidewalk Cafes

Posted: February 7, 2017 in sidewalks
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Sidewalk cafes add flavor and color to sidewalks. They offer a good vantage point to see and be seen. Here is a sampling of sidewalk cafes from three cities.

Sidewalk cafes are ubiquitous in Paris. The cafe in the first picture (top) is located next to the Seine, and the cafe in second (below) is located in St. Germain des Pres.


The sidewalk cafe pictured below is located across from Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square.

This cafe with built in seating is located in Warsaw, Poland.




Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities, period.  The city is infused with history, is great for pedestrians, has a diverse population and distinctive neighborhoods. The sidewalks range from concrete to brick, wide and narrow, well-kept and not so much.

Center City, walking towards City Hall.

11th Street near Chinatown

South St near 11th St

Sidewalk cafe in Rittenhouse Square with a Parisian vibe

Narrow sidewalks on an narrow street (or is it an alley?) near Fitler Square.

Sidewalk in/near Northern Liberties overgrown with weeds.

Italian Market

The sidewalk on Brandywine Street could use a little sprucing up

Metal poles standing guard in Chinatown

A shady sidewalk near University City