Sounds of the city: blind historic actor gives a tour of Independence Mall

    It’s not often we’ll tell you the best way check out one of our web stories is by closing your eyes. But in this case, you’ll definitely want to.

    Philadelphia is a city for sights and smells, but how often have you considered its sounds? Peter Crimmins went on a guided tour of Independence Mall with Frederick Noessner and Noessner’s seeing-eye dog, Juniper.

    Noessner’s got intuitive ways of knowing where he is based on the sounds many of us try to tune out every day.

    Do yourself a favor: go to the story, hit play, close your eyes and listen.

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