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Category Archives: Looking South
Italian immigrants probably planted these fig trees in these hardscrabble, concrete back yards generations ago for a taste of the old country. This one is growing from a neighbor’s yard, and despite being harshly pruned and cut to the very … Continue reading
Along Christian Street in South Philadelphia
Inexplicably, a phonebooth stands at the corner of 15th and Snyder in South Philadelphia. I haven’t seen one in years and suddenly coming upon one was surprising if not startling. Sadly, the receiver was vandalized so no, it was not … Continue reading
Saint Rita of Cascia
We at Willceau Illo News celebrate the 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s birth with one of the stranger sculptures dedicated to the man. This bizarre Zardoz/Planet of the Apes head of Whitman adorns the entrance of the Whitman Shopping Plaza … Continue reading
Sign adorning the 1201 Bar located at 1201 S 28th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
This is the house used as the residence of Haley Joel Osment’s character in the supernatural classic The Sixth Sense. My guess is the door was swapped out to make the location appear to be an apartment building. While watching … Continue reading
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
This one is a little worse for wear, but it’s a beautiful type treatment.
Stacks of an energy plant in the vicinity of The Devil’s Pocket in South Philadelphia.
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
Neon sign in the window of Cappuccio’s Meats – a fixture on 9th Street since 1920. Their sausage selection is nothing short of amazing!