Monthly Archives: September 2013

Look Who’s Smiling Now!

No, I don’t know him either.

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Engine 8

My son’s preschool was located a few blocks from Engine 8, and unbeknownst to me, they would visit the station often. Whenever we were in Olde City, I would be led by my son to the station – Lloyd would … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Forty Four

Forty fourth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Ella’s Side of the Family

This looks to be Ella Capewell’s side of the family with her mother and father seated in the foreground; I’m guessing it’s her brother standing to the left, and on the right smiling at her husband, the photographer, is Ella.

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

I thought I’d usher in fall with pumpkin muffins – they’re moist, and they have chocolate chips in them. Pumpkin and chocolate – what more do you need besides a cup of coffee? Yeah, I didn’t think so. 

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The Ultimate Experience?

The early ’80s was a curious time for movies with studios chasing down the movie that they would hope would be the record-breaking blockbuster. In the wake of Star Wars, science fiction and fantasy were in and all of the … Continue reading

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The Larkin Method

When I first saw this negative shot by John B. Capewell, I thought I was looking at a food stand or a ticket booth at a carnival, but on closer examination, it turned out to be something else.

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Reading Terminal Market

My fascination with hand painted and old neon signs brought to mind this photo I took of the Reading Terminal Market sign a few years back. 

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$8.00 Adonis

Who knew that perfection was available for less than ten American dollars?

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Blueberry Nectarine Galette

I had a bowl full of very ripe nectarines on the kitchen table that was begging to be a pie. Because of time constraints, I settled on a galette. I threw some blueberries in there too – it was a … Continue reading

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Here’s another glass negative from the Capewell Collection. This one appears to be of one of John’s brothers and his sweetheart.

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Fig Cake

It’s that time of year, the fig tree in the backyard is loaded and the birds are delighted. Being the considerate creatures they are, they’ve left most of the fruit on the lower branches untouched. I made this on Sunday … Continue reading

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Out, damn’d spot!

Tina, my wife and partner in crime, has come to rely rather heavily on a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS9 for all of her photographic needs. It is a point-and-shoot camera, but with it’s Leica lens Tina managed to take some wonderful … Continue reading

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Termini Bros.

This bakery opened in 1921, and God bless them – they haven’t changed a thing. The neon sign outside, the wooden bakery cases, the original tin ceiling – it’s like stepping into a wonderful time warp. And their pastries ain’t … Continue reading

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