Category Archives: Looking South

Preview of 2022

We saw this group of Mummers practicing for New Years Day along 2 Street this past weekend. I’m not sure what band this was, but they sounded great!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Jefferson Square again…

South Philadelphia

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You Can Ring My Bell!

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Catching the Colors While They Last

Jefferson Square in South Philadelphia.

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Sparks Shot Tower

The Sparks Shot Tower is a historic shot tower located at 129-131 Carpenter Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to the historic marker near the foot of this tower: First in the nation. Built 1808 by Thomas Sparks and John Bishop to make hunting shot. It symbolized … Continue reading

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The Wolf of South Philadelphia

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Colors of the Season

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The Indefatigable Fig Tree

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

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Wandering around South Philly

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When the Bough Breaks

Along Christian Street in South Philadelphia

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Like Spotting Bigfoot

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

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On Broad Street

Saint Rita of Cascia

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Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

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

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1201 Bar

Sign adorning the 1201 Bar located at 1201 S 28th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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