Then, last week, my mom and I drove up to
West Chester (about 20 mins west of Philly) to visit Kelsey at work. She's working at Salad.works up there and asked us to come up to eat dinner
while she was working, and she'd take her break and eat with us. So we did, and while we were waiting for our food, a painting on the wall caught my eye. I stared at it and couldn't figure out why it felt so incredibly familiar. And then it hit me. It looked exactly like this photo that I took when Lindsey and I were walking around that day. It HAD to be the same spot. But I wasn't totally sure... so I snapped a photo on my cell phone to compare it when I got home. (Creepy, I know. The girl working with Kelsey must have thought I was crazy).
So, here are the two photos. It's quite possible, since West Chester is so close to Philadelphia.
Here's what makes me believe that it's the same place, despite some of the differences in the photo and the painting:
- The tops of the lights are extremely similar looking.
- There are actually two bridges (in my photo, you can't really see it, but there was another bridge behind the closest one)
- The "heads" that are on the side of the bridge. In my photo, you can't see it because the first lamp pole is blocking it. But it's there - I have a photo of the actual head on the side of the bridge.
- The railing along the closest bridge is so similar to the one depicted in the painting.
- The stone that the bridge is made out of is the same as in the painting. There are just blocks, but along the bottom of the bridge are stones with a "keystone" in the middle.
- Look at where the lamp posts meet the ground. There is a rounded, cylindrical stone block that is holding them, but the lamps are connected to a "stone box" in both the painting and the photo.