Tag Archives: Broad Street

All The World Loves A Lover

The phrase “All the world loves a lover” is taken from an essay on love by Ralph Waldo Emerson, meaning that people are always happy to see two people in love. Such was the case on Sunday when a man … Continue reading

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2017 Mummer’s Parade – Part Two

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Fall on South Broad Street

A beautiful autumnal scene on an otherwise unspectacular section of Philadelphia’s main drag.

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Glorious Relic

Another glorious neon relic from a bygone era sadly in need of restoration, but I don’t think there is the money, interest or will. A beautiful job was done on the Boot and Saddle sign just up the street, but … Continue reading

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Erin go ARRGGHH!

On my way to Saint Rita’s on Broad Street this past Sunday I was dismayed to find what looked like the remains of a Saint Patrick’s Pub Crawl that went very badly.

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Walking West on Locust

Here’s another shot of the corner of Broad & Locust shot by the fabulous Tina Garceau back at the dawn of the 1980s. It seems she liked shooting at this particular corner which is about a block from where the … Continue reading

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Going South on Broad Street

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More Mummery

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Parade Preparation

These are the rickety stands that the City of Philadelphia has installed for the Mummer’s Parade. It doesn’t look like they’re putting a lot of effort into the event. Also the parades course has been drastically altered, the route has … Continue reading

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Up to Broad Street

Ellsworth Stop on the Broad Street Line.

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The Boot & Saddle Sign RESTORED!

If you’ve driven, biked, walked or crawled along South Broad Street near the Ellsworth subway stop in Philadelphia over the past several decades, you’ve probably seen this sign: The bar was vacant for years, but it’s recently been refurbished and … Continue reading

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Neo-Classical Sunrise

A little after six in the morning on Broad Street. Shot of the Ridgeway Library which is now the front of The Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts.

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A Piece of Musical History Bites the Dust

A place familiar to people who attended the Philadelphia College of Art is gone as well.

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An Afternoon in 1981

Here’s another Photo Elective shot by Tina Garceau. As I’ve said before, all sophomore students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would take and process … Continue reading

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