Queen Village, originally part of the Southwark neighborhood, is the oldest residential neighborhood in Philly. It was named in the 1970s in honor of Queen Christina of Sweden, who reigned when the area was settled by the Swedes in the 1600s.
Queen Village is home to iconic Shot Tower, Headhouse Square, South Street, Penn's Landing, Fabric Row and numerous renowned eateries, cafes and bakeries. It also happens to be where I was born and raised, and where I live now with my husband and two rescue pups. I've passed by these sights day after day over the years, but I wanted to take a closer look. Over the past several weeks I've walked these streets with a keener eye in an attempt to capture the beauty of this historic neighborhood I call home.