My mom likes to take me for walks in the historic alleys. There’s less traffic, she says, and people are more dog-friendly.
She’s especially fond of Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the US. She talks about the historic homes and tries to educate me about brick work, fan lights and architecture. Since she is a volunteer AIA guide she knows a lot about Philadelphia history so we keep stopping to view a particularly quaint structure from 200 years ago.
As a dog, my attitude is, “Who cares?” But I insist on taking time to stop and sniff the history of each post on the street.
“I wonder if people tied up their horses there 200 years ago,” my mom muses. I have more recent activities in mind.