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Mummer’s Parade 2018

More photos behind the cut! 

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2018 Mummer’s Parade

All I can say about today is that it was COLD! I salute the spirit of these men and women who braved the elements and marched down Broad Street, as has been the tradition since 1901. Happy New Year! 

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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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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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