Monthly Archives: May 2017

Roaring High Above 15th & Chestnut

I was headed to a newly opened art supply store in what is known as Center City in Philadelphia when I happened to look up. Fortunately the lighting was good, and I had my compact camera with the terrific zoom … Continue reading

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Cherry Berry Galette

It was a pretty laid back weekend – a trip to the market, the fellas went to the movies, and a cook out was in the works for Monday. The cook out looked iffy, the sun was a no show and there … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

In memory of many, in honor of all, thank you.

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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

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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

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Potatoes O’Brien

Potatoes O’Brien are potatoes, pan fried with red and green peppers, onion, and garlic. This dish is said to have been invented in the early 1900s, with a dispute that the recipe originated at Boston restaurant Jerome’s or possibly Jack’s in Manhattan. It is thought to be … Continue reading

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Italian Market Festival 2017 – Day 2

Day two – the sun made an appearance, along with Jerry Blavat, The Verdi Band from Norristown, and some Saints! It was a blast!!! More photos behind the cut. 

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Italian Market Festival 2017

Saturday was the first day of the Italian Market Festival – the rain held off, and 9th Street was packed with people. Join us on Sunday for the Procession of the Saints, artisan vendors, music, and great food! More photos behind … Continue reading

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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

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Looking South – Sketching in the Park

I turned the corner and was surprised to see artists making representational art rather than what I usually see – coffee drinkers fiddling with a smart phone.  

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