I planned a trip to Philadelphia without realizing that it could coincide with a parade should the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
As Eagle's fans will not soon forget, the Eagles flew that day. Fortunately for my travel plans -- I needed to pick my brother up on Wednesday from the 30th Street Amtrak station which is close to the parade route -- the parade wasn't until the next day.
Although it would have been fun to say 'I was there that day,' we avoided the crowds and opted to go downtown the day after the parade. Here's how it looked.
The statue of Benjamin Franklin perched on the side of the American Philosophical Society's Library Hall was still dressed in an Eagles' cap and flag.
Green and white ticker tape remnants along the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's steps.
A view from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art looking back upon the trampled grounds along the parade route on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
By 1 p.m. on Friday much of the trash had been picked up. This overflowing box of cups, cans and bottles was one of the few remaining piles of litter waiting to be picked up by sanitation workers.
Once again Rocky fans were able to pose under the ROCKY statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.