Category Archives: Philadelphia

Waiting for Pizza

Waiting for pizza at Lorenzo’s on 9th & Christian.

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House of Hams

This magnificent sign hangs at Guy Giordano & Sons’ store at 1037 South 9th Street. There’s something appealing about the human touch of a hand painted sign. In this day and age of temporary vinyl signs cranked out by machines, … Continue reading

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Cold Snap!

The polar vortex that has gripped much of the nation has arrived in Philadelphia. Temperatures are in the single digits. The cat is burrowed under a blanket on the sofa, when he’s not sitting on the radiator keeping tabs on … Continue reading

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The Crack of Dawn

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Catmobile

This street art feline on the side of a truck was spotted on South 11th Street.

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Street Art

Art on 9th Street – unfortunately, no signature.

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2019 Mummer’s Parade

It’s certainly not something I set out to do, but this year’s collection of photos of the parade just happened to be all women. Traditionally, the parade has been all male until the 1970s. Since then women have been filtering … Continue reading

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South Philly Does Christmas

Part of the magic of South Philly at Christmastime, is how they decorate. An ornate, weathered alley gate is adorned with an evergreen wreath. This store with a security gate showcases a red ribbon vintage wreath complete with a bell … Continue reading

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Truck Mascots – The Holiday Edition

The Philadelphia Fire Department gets into the spirit!

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Elf on Montrose Street

South Philly decorates!    

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