Philadelphia Sights

A Love Letter To You

  • Market St., from 45th to 63rd Map It
  • University City
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

You don't have to walk very far to encounter one of Philadelphia's more than 3,000 public murals. But the best way to see what's perhaps the most impressive collection of all is by hopping on the Market-Frankford line. A Love Letter to You, a series of 50 works on buildings in West Philadelphia depicting the story of a guy wooing a girl, by artist and Philadelphia native Steve Powers, can mainly be seen from the elevated train line. The murals, which resemble old-fashioned ads, are both witty and touching, with messages like "We share defeats, we share receipts and we share the sheets" and "Miss you too much not to love you." You can download a guide for your own experience or join a Mural Arts Program tour held at 10:30 am on Saturday or 1 pm on Sunday.

Sight Information

Address:

Market St., from 45th to 63rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19139, USA

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Phone:

800-537–7676

Sight Details:

  • Free with SEPTA subway fare, or $20 for Mural Arts guided tour
  • Jan.–May and Sept.–Dec., Sat. 10:30–noon and Sun. 1–2:30

Published 02/01/2016

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