What do you get when you combine a bunch of fun structures in bold colors and graphics with a bunch of people who love to take pictures of themselves and others? The opportunity to get some great shots alongside some cool visuals in great locations in and around Philadelphia.
Visit Philadelphia has taken the joy and silliness of picture-taking and brought it to a whole new level with the addition of various love-themed structures throughout the city, all of which make for great photo opportunities – as if the locations they are situated in aren't photogenic enough!
These huge, climb-on-sized pieces show up in places like the Spruce Street Harbour, Independence Visitor's Center, Love Park and The Porch at 30th Street Station. They certainly offer folks the chance to get a little more creative with their pictures.
All kinds of Philly folks find it fun to be photographed at the great big, love-themed signs — Photo courtesy of M. Fischetti / Visit Philadelphia
Why just stand there and smile when you can climb atop giant red XOXO letters and make a goofy face? Or have you and your date pretended to be riding the big three-person bike at Love Park while waving at the camera yet?
Taking pictures has never been such a blast.
Throughout the summer months, find these larger-than-life structures sprinkled throughout Center City, Penn's Landing and near the Schuylkill River. There are six in all. Perhaps you can find them all, or simply have fun with one or two?
Whether your pictures are goofy, serious, creative, quirky, romantic or inspiring, no one can argue that huge colorful props certainly do lend a hand to making humdrum pictures into ones that will rise to the top of your picture pile.
You may even love one enough to print out and frame it, or at least share it a few times on your social media pages, perhaps?
Take your touristy shots, spontaneous pictures and local hot spot photos to a new level by letting the structures and the backdrops and buildings set the scene, as you and your friends, family, coworkers or neighbors add your own level of interpretation to the shot.
You may end up creating something amazing. At the very least, your pictures will be full of color and interest and allow you to add a little whimsy to them, which never hurt anyone.
So the next time you're in the city of Philadelphia, take some time to look for these new additions. Stop and pose for a shot with whoever you're with, or get a nearby friend to take a picture of you in all your glory near one of Philly's best attractions.