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After the excursion to Niagara Falls and Washington, I got up and headed straight over to the World Trade Centre memorial site, which had just opened a few months previously, allowing visitors to see the new fountains on the site of the towers.
After visiting the moving site, I then took a short walk over to take the free …
... s first time and my fourth time. We walk there from the apartment so it takes us about an hour to get there. We are greeted by massive lines, boo!!! The line moves constantly so its not too bad. As we wait in line there is a couple asking if people want tickets. Hinesh is curious so he asks how much and the guy tells him free. We take the tickets after checking out the look of them to make sure they look legit. We move from getting the slip line (which moves on to getting the ticket ...
... was basically saying by buying them from her we wouldn't queue and it was slightly cheaper. She said the queue was a couple of hours. Bla, bla, bla, goodbye street seller. We arrived and went up an escalator where the queue was pretty long, but was constantly moving. It was actually a queue to get through security checks, so if we had bought tickets off the street, we would've still waited in line anyway. Once through security, we bought our tickets, the more expensive one ...
... of the view that awaited us at the top.
We were then presented with a choice; either walk the remaining six stories, or wait fifteen minutes to take the elevator up. The length of the queue tells you everything you need to know about the consensus among the Americans. We took the stairs.
Needless to say, the view from the top was stunning. I kept any impending vertigo at bay and took a step out onto the observatory ...
... a small tea (the cheesesteak was very filling!) and then out on a ghost tour of the town. It seems to be becoming a theme of my elective going on ghost tours, but it was something different to do and we spent the rest of the night talking to the people we had met on the tour and drinking the free beer we were provided! So that was our whistlestop tour of Philadelphia, but we both had a really good time. It's been interesting visiting Washington ...