The first thing you notice as you walk down Arch Street in Philadelphia is that humongous bust of Benjamin Franklin .
This being Philadelphia , be surprised if you DON’T see anything that has to do with Benjamin Franklin .
This happens to be a working firehouse as you can tell by the fire trucks getting ready and firemen going about their business .
But look a little bit closer .
To the right of the firehouse , there seems to be a small public park .
On this particular day , as the temperature is near 90 degrees , people are cooling themselves off by sitting on benches near a fountain that seems to sprout out water all day.
Some people are even dipping their toes into the cooling water .
The sign by the entrance tells you that this isn’t the place to bring your dog .
It’s not a doggie park , it’s a people park .
It’s away from the tourists area of the Old City .
As I’m walking by , I wonder if anyone who lives and works in this area knows about this little bit of peace and tranquility in the middle of Liberty Bell City ?
Somehow , I doubt it .