Monthly Archives: August 2015

Last Day at the Pool

As of yesterday, our neighborhood pool closed for the season. Due to budgetary limitations, the city can only keep them open for about six weeks in the summer. However, those six weeks are a little slice of heaven when the temperatures … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Ninety Five

Ninety-fifth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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The Gates of Hell

 I know that we’re basking in the dog days of summer, but Halloween is just around the corner! With October 31st in mind, I decided to take a spooky shot and see what I could do to push it a … Continue reading

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School Photo

This is a photo of my grandfather that I forgot I had. He was born in 1891 – so a guess on my part is that this was taken in 1902 or 1903. What I definitely know is that it … Continue reading

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Heading East in 1981

Here’s another Photo Elective shot by Tina Garceau. As I’ve said before, all sophomore students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would take and process … Continue reading

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Experimental Pizza

I found Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast in the grocery store, and I thought I’d give it a shot. I pretty much followed their recipe with the exception that I pre-baked the crust for 5 minutes before adding the toppings. It … Continue reading

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Juniper

Juniper looking North in Philadelphia, PA. It’s sort of a seedy alley that runs parallel to Broad Street. I used to race my bike down here when I worked second shift at a place near 13th and Vine. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Ninety Four

Ninety-fourth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Arm Wrestling

Another mysterious family portrait, the man in the middle holding the stop watch is my grandfather. The other two guys –  they may be co-workers from American Thread, brothers, cousins, or friends, hopefully someone chimes in. I do love the staged … Continue reading

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Henry H Has Left the Building

An art supply store has operated from this locale close to the corner of 16th and Walnut in what’s known as Center City Philadelphia since 1897. It has changed hands a number of times through the decades, but it’s always … Continue reading

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