Category Archives: Philadelphia

JUMP!!!

Neighborhood kids cooling off in the dog days of August.

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Carnations

Flowers spotted on Saturday morning on 9th Street.

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Looking South – Rocky and his Croissant

This little fella resides in the giant oak trees that surround our local pool. I recognize him for his brown fur and ratty in the middle tail. The trash cans at the pool provides a smorgasbord for my little rodent … Continue reading

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C&S Discount

One of my favorite stores on 9th Street has closed, and it breaks my heart. C&S Discount has been an anchor on the corner of 9th and Carpenter for forty years, unfortunately the building has been sold and they’ve lost … Continue reading

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Our Oasis

Two blocks away from our house there’s a lovely swimming pool that’s shaded by several mighty oak trees. When the temperature climbs to the 90s and the humidity is unbearable, this is the place to be! SaveSave

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Succulents and Cacti

A sweet little group of plants I spotted on 9th Street this week. SaveSave

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The Victory Building

The Victory Building on 10th & Chestnut, was designed by architects Henry Fernbach and Phillip W. Roos and built in 1873. At the time, it served as the office of the New York Life Insurance Company. In 1890, the insurance … Continue reading

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Rocky & Bullwinkle

I spotted this brown squirrel at the pool over the weekend, indulging in some leftover chicken. His buddy was patiently waiting to devour the breading that fell on the picnic table. Finger lickin’ good! SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

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Alley Gate

This is a photo I took several months ago of the sweet little wrought iron gate next to the Christian Street Baptist Church which is currently being demolished. This gate, the tiled entryways, the park with the bocce ball court … Continue reading

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Tiled Entryway on Pine Street

These tiled entryways are everywhere, this one I discovered on the 1100 block of Pine Street. I wonder if “M.S.” were the initials of the business that occupied this space or the name of the person who owned the building? … Continue reading

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Christian Street Baptist Church

Christian Street Baptist Church was built in 1890 for the congregation of the Protestant Episcopal Italian Mission & Church of L’Emmanuello. It breaks my heart to see this architectural gem being demolished, so that a developer can build overpriced condos in … Continue reading

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Looking South – Now That’s a Door!

Running around South Philly as much as I do – every once in a while I’ll stumble upon an architectural gem like this door. I love the keyhole shaped leaded glass window, and the quilted tin that surrounds the mail slot. … Continue reading

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Mario Lanza’s Birthplace Demolished

I just discovered that Mario Lanza’s boyhood home, located at 636 Christian Street, is being demolished to make way for two multi-family homes. How is it that the home of  a famous opera singer who made movies in Hollywood, and … Continue reading

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More Tiled Entryways

A shopping trip down East Passyunk Avenue with the boy, yielded more tiled entryways to shoot. I tried to research DiBiase located at 1623, to get an idea of the kind of business and a time frame – but I … Continue reading

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