Uber is illegal in Philadelphia. Why the authority isn’t taking action to stop the company from taking advantage of it’s non employees boggles the mind. I use a smartphone app to call my taxi and I can use one to pay. I can even just hail one by raising my hand on almost any street. Yes cabs can cost more. That’s to cover insurance and other licenses when you are a legal operator. Do you want someone to have a living wage or a cheap ride? What happens if you are injured on an Uber ride? Cheap isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Screw uber.
Reading Terminal is one of those amazing places that both tourists and locals want to go over and over again. I almost always go very early in the am. Beating everyone except the locals like me. It makes it easy to shop quickly and then sit with coffee and a donut while watching the business folks settle into their stalls for the day. The Amish and the fish mongers, the butchers and the produce guys, watching them all set up for the day.
Every time wandering the aisles I see something new. Everything is the same and everything is different.
Filbert Street outside Reading Terminal. This morning on my way to work. There is something wonderful about this grid of windows. It’s an odd little part of the street I’m not taken with large expanses of class without some reference to a human’s scale.