Tag Archives: South Philly

House of Hams

This magnificent sign hangs at Guy Giordano & Sons’ store at 1037 South 9th Street. There’s something appealing about the human touch of a hand painted sign. In this day and age of temporary vinyl signs cranked out by machines, … Continue reading

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Cold Snap!

The polar vortex that has gripped much of the nation has arrived in Philadelphia. Temperatures are in the single digits. The cat is burrowed under a blanket on the sofa, when he’s not sitting on the radiator keeping tabs on … Continue reading

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The Crack of Dawn

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Catmobile

This street art feline on the side of a truck was spotted on South 11th Street.

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South Philly Does Christmas

Part of the magic of South Philly at Christmastime, is how they decorate. An ornate, weathered alley gate is adorned with an evergreen wreath. This store with a security gate showcases a red ribbon vintage wreath complete with a bell … Continue reading

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Elf on Montrose Street

South Philly decorates!    

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1201 Bar

Sign adorning the 1201 Bar located at 1201 S 28th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Where Rocky Got Hitched

I just watched Rocky II for the first time in years. In it Rocky makes Adrian an honest woman, and the film makers showed the facade of a Church. I figured it had to be in Philly, but where? A … Continue reading

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The Sign Remains

My son and I have a Thanksgiving tradition where we wander aimlessly around the streets of Philadelphia. Yesterday was bitterly cold, but beautifully sunny so we bundled up; grabbed the DSLR and headed out the door. We went South on … Continue reading

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A Haunting in South Philadelphia

Due to our son’s imposing height, we decided to go with a scary costume rather than a whimsical one. Lloyd frightened some of the younger trick or treaters, but what’s Halloween without a good scare? More photos behind the cut. 

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