The Academy @ Palumbo • 1100 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA
I spotted this yesterday, the day after Christmas, on Washington Avenue. Apparently, these folks have had enough of the Yuletide season and couldn’t wait to de-decorate.
Couldn’t hold off ’til New Years?
While this may not count as a true Truck Mascot being that the vehicle is not a truck but a school bus, I feel it’s close enough. It is mostly a big International truck adapted to haul kids off to school. Kudos for getting into the spirit of the season and the strange urban phenomena of Truck Mascots.
The residents of South Philly do it up right!
It looks like Santa caved into the pressure of our youth oriented society and got a touch up. Personally, I’m rather fond of the white beard. If Santa wants to spruce up his looks, you can never go wrong with a leather jacket or a pair of chinos.
I was going about my normal routine, when I came upon this slightly disturbing sight. It’s weird seeing a cartoon huckster of candy coated popcorn made flesh, silently and somewhat creepily beckoning passers-by to sample his wares. I tried to talk to the human beneath the plastic head, but he wasn’t having it, instead he led me to his partner who was doling out samples of a new product. As the holidays approach, the streets of South Philly get a little weirder.
The bridge on a cold afternoon.
This is a beautiful holiday bread. Wrapped in a tea towel it would make a lovely gift for a teacher or neighbor. Continue reading
Ambitious runners on Saturday morning taking part in the Rocky Run, an unofficial 50K race that began in South Philadelphia and finished at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Early Saturday morning in the Italian Market, vendors stocking their stands.
This is the cake I made for Joe’s birthday. It starts with a box mix – but once you add milk, extra eggs, sour cream, orange zest, and chopped cranberries – you could win over any gourmand. This cake would be a perfect addition to the Christmas dessert table! Continue reading