This weekend was one of the strangest weekends in Philadelphia. A papal visit, moon eclipses, rainbows. It was almost another world.

A lot of Philadelphians got ahold to the idea that the city would be over run with foreigners from all over the world, scaring them into fleeing for the weekend for surrounding areas. Business did take a tole, but with the streets nearly empty with no traffic, you would think utter chaos would erupt? Except it was the exact opposite. Bikes ruled the city. People played football in the streets, and all of our visitors brought nothing but kindness with their families to our home. It was certainly a weekend for the books!

Kids play football along the 1200 block of Arch Street near the Pennsylvania Convention Center with no cars in their way on Friday, September 25, 2015. Photo: YONG KIM / Philly.com Staff Photographer  

Kids play football along the 1200 block of Arch Street near the Pennsylvania Convention Center with no cars in their way on Friday, September 25, 2015. Photo: YONG KIM / Philly.com Staff Photographer
 

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