The Market-Frankford El had made an unscheduled stop along the rails due to one of those mysterious and omnipresent signal problems. Fortunately this delay afforded me the opportunity to shoot the three-dimensional cigarette sign I had always admired as the train sped by. 61st and Market, ladies and gentlemen, in beautiful West Philadelphia!
Posted in Adventures in Commuting, Philadelphia
Tagged cigarette advertising, cigarettes, commute, elevated, Joe Williams, Marlboro, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, SEPTA, train, USA
When the temperature dips below freezing, all a gal can do is hunker down and bake. Since it was Valentine’s Day – I wanted to make something red, like strawberry shortcake. However, none of the vendors on 9th Street had strawberries, so on to Plan B – something cherry, since I had a can of cherry pie filling in my pantry – cherry bars! Continue reading
…and here’s my Valentine to Tina. I saw this poor guy on a stoop in South Philadelphia during one of my South Philly Safaris, and I knew I couldn’t pass it up with February 14th right around the corner.
Keeping with our tradition of making cards for each other, my 22nd Valentine to my dear husband, Joe. Wishing you all a day filled with love and really good chocolates!
Here’s a photo I took as part of an art school course during the Fall of 1982. It’s a storm pipe somewhere in the vicinity of the pond in Westville, New Jersey if I remember correctly. It was in-between a few frames I shot at the pond so I figured I shot this one there as well. People from that neck of the woods may recognize it and know it’s exact location. For me, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been in that area.
Posted in The Photo Elective
Tagged 1980s, 1982, analog, Joe Williams, New Jersey, Philadelphia College of Art, photography, pond, storm pipe, USA, vintage, Westville
Eerie architectural detail above the entrance at the Southwark School located at 1835 S. 9th Street in South Philly. It looks either like on of the ghosts from Scooby Doo or one of the demonic cenobites from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser.
I’m a big fan of simple, one pan cakes. This cake is dense, with caramelized pears – perfect for after dinner, but would do in a pinch if you just so happened to run out of oatmeal! Continue reading
20th & Christian in South Philadelphia
Trying to keep up my culinary momentum since last weekend’s blizzard cook-a-thon, I realized it’s been a while since I’ve made polenta. Polenta is something most people shy away from, but this microwaved version – the brainchild of Barbara Kafka, is easy to make. Creamy polenta topped off with braised beef and tomatoes is perfect cold weather fare. Continue reading
Broad and Spruce — Philadelphia, PA
On the corner of 4th & Fitzwater Streets.
A blizzard gives you the opportunity to bake and catch up on your Netflix list, which is what I did over the weekend. And laundry, because there’s always laundry. Continue reading