Category Archives: South Philly Safari

Like Spotting Bigfoot

Inexplicably, a phonebooth stands at the corner of 15th and Snyder in South Philadelphia. I haven’t seen one in years and suddenly coming upon one was surprising if not startling. Sadly, the receiver was vandalized so no, it was not … Continue reading

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On Broad Street

Saint Rita of Cascia

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Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

We at Willceau Illo News celebrate the 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s birth with one of the stranger sculptures dedicated to the man. This bizarre Zardoz/Planet of the Apes head of Whitman adorns the entrance of the Whitman Shopping Plaza … Continue reading

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Where Rocky Got Hitched

I just watched Rocky II for the first time in years. In it Rocky makes Adrian an honest woman, and the film makers showed the facade of a Church. I figured it had to be in Philly, but where? A … Continue reading

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Looking South – March Madness

It’s snowing like crazy in Philly, the Boy and I ventured out to buy some snow storm snacks.  Afternoon plans include baking and board games, be safe everyone!

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Looking South – Handle With Care

More handmade sign love at Termini’s Bakery. SaveSave

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Looking South – Prepping for the Parade!

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Fun with a Free Photo Editor

I fired up the free, cross-platform, image editing software known as GNU Image Manipulation Program or GIMP and had a bit of fun with this photo I shot of an industrial building at the corner of 12th and Jackson in … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade 2017

Who’s Sorry Now? Not me, I got to meet the magnificent Connie Francis, Grand Marshal of Philadelphia’s Columbus Day Parade held yesterday on Broad Street. Pictured is Ms. Francis with disc jockey Jerry Blavat – “The Geator with the Heater”. More photos … Continue reading

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Looking South – Last Day at the Pool

Today is the last day for swimming at the Marion Anderson Pool. We bid farewell to the lifeguards, pool staff, and neighborhood regulars and wish them a happy fall, winter, and spring – until we meet again! 

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