Category Archives: South Philly Safari

The Last Picture Show

The United Artist Theater on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia has closed permanently.

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Washington Steaks

This is another digital photo of another building that ain’t there no more. This is another victim of the relentless March of Progress. I couldn’t tell you if the steaks were any good, but there is no denying that sign.

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The Corner of 11th and Christian

Sadly gone. Giunta Brothers was a Mom-and-Pop kitchenware shop that stood at 823 S 11th Street in South Philadelphia for decades offering kitchen gadgets that could not be found anywhere else.

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Urban Texture

Along Grays Ferry Avenue

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What’s for dinner?

Deep in South Philadelphia

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Municipal Pier No 38

Along the Delaware River in Philadelphia

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Get Your Motor Runnin’

I did a double take on Washington Avenue this afternoon, and barely managed to take this one shot of this Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse before it sped off.  RoadMaster Motorcycle Hearse is based in Philadelphia – it is their belief that “your last … Continue reading

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The Indefatigable Fig Tree

Italian immigrants probably planted these fig trees in these hardscrabble, concrete back yards generations ago for a taste of the old country. This one is growing from a neighbor’s yard, and despite being harshly pruned and cut to the very … Continue reading

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They Still Exist

…but my guess is not for long. This one looks to be the telephonic equivalent of a dirty gas station toilet. It still had it’s receiver which is extremely rare, but I did not put it to my ear to … Continue reading

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Jefferson Square

Spring has not completely sprung, and the trees are still bare and looking a lot more Halloween than Easter. I pushed the spookiness of the scene a bit with Affinity Photo.

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