Helicopter Over Philadelphia

July 27, 2012
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In 2012, I was looking for a unique way to propose to my girlfriend (now wife!) and here are the results. Of course, I had to bring my camera gear. What an amazing day...




Penn's Landing Heliport, our departure point, on the lower left




West Moyamensing Ave cuts through South Philly




Lincoln Financial Field




Two Liberty Place, One Liberty Place, the Comcast Center, and the Bell Atlantic Tower - the skyline from the northeast




Indepdence Hall and Independence Mall in the foreground, and the skyline from the east




Bridge crossings over the Schuylkill River, which separates Center City on the east (left) from University City in West Philadelphia. The Cira Centre stands above 30th Street Station and dominates the University City skyline.




Aramark Tower, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, and Market East neighborhood (foreground) from the northeast




Ben Franklin Parkway (foreground), Logan Square, Vine Street Expressway, and Delaware River




Skyline from the southwest with the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge in the background




Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fairmount Waterworks




Downtown Camden, NJ from the west, including Camden City Hall




Schuylkill River, East Park Reservoir, and Strawberry Mansion Bridge




Interstate 95, CSX Transportation South Philadelphia Yard, and the Walt Whitman Bridge




Two Liberty Place, One Liberty Place, and the Mellon Bank Center from the east




Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Interstate 95, and the Delaware River




Skyline from the east




Lincoln Financial Field




Rockstar Mayhem Festival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden




Skyline from the southwest




Washington Square, Society Hill, and Queen Village neighborhoods, among others, and the Delaware River




The mirrored COmcast Center and the skyline from the north




Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boathouse Row, the Schuylkill River, and the skyline from the northwest




The St. James, and the skyline from the east-southeast




From the south




Skyline from the south




Susquehanna Bank Center




Philadelphia Museum of Art and skyline from the northwest




Sunoco Refinery and Platt Bridge




Skyline from the southwest




Route 1 crossing the Schuylkill River




Loews Philadelphia Hotel




Rowhomes of South Philadelphia




Lincoln Financial Field




Logan Square and the skyline from the north




City Hall from the north




South Philadelphia including the Pennsport neighborhood




Eastern State Penitentiary




USS New Jersey, Camden's Delaware River waterfront, and the Ben Franklin Bridge




Skyline from the west




Skyline from the south




Rail tracks northwest of 30th Street Station




Just before landing: Delaware River, the Dockside, and the skyline from the east




Camden City Hall (371 ft), the tallest building in the Philadelphia suburbs




Crown of the Comcast Center




Skyline from the east







Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge in front of Waterfront Square




Skyline from the northwest




Above midtown




A plane descends over the Delaware River




Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boat House Row, and the Fairmount Waterworks




Skyline from the west




Watching us land




Within the skyline, looking west




Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and the skyline from the south




Two other helicopters over Camden, and the Ben Franklin Bridge




Perfect angle of the skyline, from the southwest




... and here's where she said "Yes"






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