Category Archives: Philadelphia

Looking South – Stairway to Heaven

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Guardians of the Park

When we bought our house, we were thrilled that it came with a park at the end of the block with trees, benches, and a bocce ball court. Down the road, we discovered that it also came with a group … Continue reading

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Looking South – Train Shed Update

More of the restoration process of the Train Shed on Broad and Carpenter Streets. Additional photos under the cut. 

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Looking South – Letters on Washington

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Dragon Fruit

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Looking South – The USS Olympia

The Boy and I took a stroll to the Spruce Street Harbor Park yesterday, and we got to check out the USS Olympia. From Wikipedia: USS Olympia is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

A photo I took of the fellas in Rittenhouse Square in 2000. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially to my Joe – I couldn’t be more grateful for what a wonderful dad he’s been to our … Continue reading

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Looking South – Train Shed

Train shed on Broad & Carpenter being stripped down to it’s skeleton in order to be restored and incorporated into some new construction. The ongoing process has been fascinating to watch. More photos behind the cut. 

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Digital Clutter

This is a followup to my earlier post about the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art. Thanks to the Internet Archive which is probably the greatest site on the internet a number of odd, wonderful and … Continue reading

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The Way It Was

This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading

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Looking South – Geno’s Painted Lady

It appears Gene’s famous cheesesteak emporium is expanding it’s empire in South Philly. I’m not certain if this is a brick and mortar store for Geno’s t-shirts, and baseball caps – what I do know is that I’m crazy about … Continue reading

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Roaring High Above 15th & Chestnut

I was headed to a newly opened art supply store in what is known as Center City in Philadelphia when I happened to look up. Fortunately the lighting was good, and I had my compact camera with the terrific zoom … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

In memory of many, in honor of all, thank you.

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ARCO Park

Today we present a  fairly decent view of the way things were. This is ARCO Park circa late 1970s/early 1980s. It sat on Broad Street between Spruce and Pine. It’s all gone now — swallowed up by the massive Kimmel … Continue reading

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