After visiting the post office located on 8th and 9th Market Streets, I took the bus to South Street to have lunch at Kabobeesh. I really liked that place when I visited last month. The Turkish owners were so happy to see me again - they welcomed me back. I took my seat where I sat last time; it was a very hot day on Saturday and that table was near the opened door. The one Turkish guy laughed and said, "You're sitting where you sat last time. Don't blame you, though, as that's the coolest spot," in his Turkish accent.
I ordered a Turkish Tea. I thought it was really strong, but it was good. I put a lot of sugar into it. I ordered Imam Faithful, which was a vegetarian eggplant dish. I ate meat all week, I wanted something vegetable based. The guy looked puzzled and said, "are you vegetarian?" I replied, "No. Just trying something new." He asked if I also wanted the Baba Ganuj like last time, but I said that would be too filling.
I did get some pictures. He took a picture of me sitting in the restaurant. He said if the owner was there, I could take more pictures. Maybe next time. When he brought out the Imam Faithful dish, it was really good. I scarfed everything down. I love eggplant and the rice was seasoned awesomely. I ordered more Turkish Tea and ordered their awesome Baklava.
After I was filled to the gills, I walked around South Street for a bit. I wanted to go to a hookah bar, but Eclipse wasn't opened yet and neither was the other one I went to three years ago. On my walk around South Street, I ran into Adventures In Feathers, a family that brings their parrots to places and get pictures. They were cute and so cool.
I ended up walking to 2nd and Market to take the Market Frankfurt Line to take the trolley to Rittenhouse Square. I was going to take a bus, but the bus never showed up, and I trekked the five blocks to the MFL. The trolley ride was neat.
Rittenhouse Square was very crowded. I saw two weddings. There were lots of performers and each Saturday there is a farmer's market. I bought a vichyssoise soup. I took some pictures of musicians, though one freaked out. He asked me if I knew his name - which I did and I requested him months ago on LinkedIn - but denied I knew it and said I took his picture two years ago. He called me rude and I fought with him for a bit - I am not a rude person, especially since I took his picture before without a problem. I then walked away and met some college students that wanted me to take their pictures. We all exchanged Instagram accounts and e-mail addresses. They were nice and we had a lot of fun.
Billy Goat is my favorite statue!
This little boy loved playing by Billy Goat and loved having his picture taken. There was a little girl that was the same way.
I love this one. I cracked a smile. :)
This statue was cool too.
I then went to Barnes and Noble and bought two Arabic books. One from Rumi, then another book in English and Arabic. I'm trying to get back into my Arabic.
Taking the MFL back to 69th Street to head home.
I had a nice day in the city. Turkish Delights and Rittenhouse Square (Album). I might write some poems about my day... later this week.