Tag Archives: South Philly

Figs!

I’m happy to report that my bird proofing experiment worked like a charm, the figs were perfectly ripe and delicious!

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Summer Visitor

This beautiful boy made a trip into the city and was waiting to be unloaded from a trailer at 16th & Catherine on Tuesday. He and his buddy were about to give rides to a bunch of city kids who … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Pussy Cat

One of the great things about living in South Philly are our neighbor’s window displays!  

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JUMP!!!

Neighborhood kids cooling off in the dog days of August.

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Our Oasis

Two blocks away from our house there’s a lovely swimming pool that’s shaded by several mighty oak trees. When the temperature climbs to the 90s and the humidity is unbearable, this is the place to be! SaveSave

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Rocky & Bullwinkle

I spotted this brown squirrel at the pool over the weekend, indulging in some leftover chicken. His buddy was patiently waiting to devour the breading that fell on the picnic table. Finger lickin’ good! SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

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Alley Gate

This is a photo I took several months ago of the sweet little wrought iron gate next to the Christian Street Baptist Church which is currently being demolished. This gate, the tiled entryways, the park with the bocce ball court … Continue reading

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Christian Street Baptist Church

Christian Street Baptist Church was built in 1890 for the congregation of the Protestant Episcopal Italian Mission & Church of L’Emmanuello. It breaks my heart to see this architectural gem being demolished, so that a developer can build overpriced condos in … Continue reading

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Looking South – Now That’s a Door!

Running around South Philly as much as I do – every once in a while I’ll stumble upon an architectural gem like this door. I love the keyhole shaped leaded glass window, and the quilted tin that surrounds the mail slot. … Continue reading

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Italian Market Festival 2018 – Day Two

Day two of the annual Italian Market Festival – the weather cooperated, there was a good crowd, great food, music, and the Procession of the Saints! More photos after the cut! 

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Crybaby!

My current obsession is taking photos of produce graphics. I spotted this beauty while shopping at Giordano’s on 9th and Washington! SaveSave

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Looking South – El Carnaval de Puebla 2018

El Carnaval de Puebla took over Washington Avenue on Sunday – it was a visual wonderland! More photos after the cut.

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The Three Graces

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Looking South – John’s Water Ice

John’s Water Ice has a magnificent sign, and their water ice ain’t bad either! They’re located at 8th and Christian Streets, and are open for the 2018 season!

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