Tag Archives: Philadelphia

ARCO Park

Today we present a  fairly decent view of the way things were. This is ARCO Park circa late 1970s/early 1980s. It sat on Broad Street between Spruce and Pine. It’s all gone now — swallowed up by the massive Kimmel … Continue reading

Posted in Blast from the Past, Philadelphia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

UP on the Roof

We have recently told you of the work on the Civil War-era train shed at Broad and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia. Work continues as roofers scrape away the 20th Century modifications revealing what the building once was in the … Continue reading

Posted in Blast from the Past, Looking South, Philadelphia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Philadelphia Museum of Art circa 1941

Dad wearing a casual jacket (which was weird for the time being that everybody wore a suit jacket and tie everywhere) in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I cropped it off of this image, but ’41 is written … Continue reading

Posted in Blast from the Past, Philadelphia | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Descent

Beating up a boring photo with GIMP and Affinity Photo.

Posted in Adventures in Commuting, Philadelphia, photo manipulation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parking

Weathered neon sign in Philadelphia

Posted in Philadelphia | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

South Philly Varmint

When Joe calls me after he’s left for work, it means one of two things – he’s forgot something or he’s seen something crazy on his way to work. Such was the case yesterday morning when he spotted this fellow … Continue reading

Posted in Philadelphia, South Philly Safari | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Sketchbook from Heaven

In the past I have written about sketchbooks I have bought that seemed like a good idea at the point of purchase but failed miserably when put into practice. Either the sketchbooks looked handsome on the shelf and proved unwieldy … Continue reading

Posted in It Came From the Sketchbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Soda Jerk

Today’s collage is aimed at The City of Brotherly Love’s mayor,  and his recent imposition of a sugary drink tax.    

Posted in Collage, Philadelphia | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

2017 Mummer’s Parade – Part Two

Posted in Holiday, News, Philadelphia, Photography | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2017 Mummer’s Parade!

Posted in Holiday, News, Philadelphia, Photography | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Pigeons at Palumbo

The Academy @ Palumbo • 1100 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA

Posted in South Philly Safari | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Over It Already?

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?

Posted in Holiday | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Have Yourself a Merry Little Truck Mascot

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Truck Mascots | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ben Franklin Bridge

The bridge on a cold afternoon.

Posted in Philadelphia, Photography | Tagged , | 2 Comments