When you live in a place for so long, you kinda forget that there are hills all around you. Some hills you never recognize. From Penn Street driving up Cheltenham, you’re driving up a hill until you get to Oxford Circle. I never noticed that until this year. Another thing I hadn’t noticed for the longest time was a view of center city from Frankford.
At Leiper and Orthodox, you’re at the top of hill looking down, offering a glimpse of Center City from Frankford:
The tall building is The Saint James luxury apartments at 8th and Walnut. The stumpy little building on it’s right is the James A Byrne Federal Courthouse at 6th and Market, I should know this one, because I used to be a file clerk there.