Category Archives: Philadelphia

New Stands on 9th Street

The rickety, haphazard, wooden stands that have been thoroughly beaten up by the elements and use have been replaced by clean, sturdy and colorful metal stands that should be appealing to customers and stand the test of time in the … Continue reading

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Jerry Blavat

I found out this morning that Jerry Blavat passed away. He was a Philadelphia DJ/institution who hosted Philly’s annual Columbus Day Parade. As a popular DJ, he was as important to Rock and Roll music as the musicians. He seemed … Continue reading

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A Neon Reminder

 

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May I Borrow Your Crib?

Judging from the squawking of a squirrel early this morning, he was none too happy that a hawk had taken temporary residence in his nest waiting for his breakfast.

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Happy New Year!

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The Three Food Groups

Sign for Federal Donuts.

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Christmas Food Shopping on 9th Street

Despite the rain, shoppers came out in droves to buy their produce and meat in the Italian Market.

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Charlie Gracie 1936 – 2022

I was sad to discover that Charlie Gracie, whose song “Butterfly” was a huge hit in 1957, passed away on Saturday. I met him when I was a freelance photographer for a small local paper in 2016. I was covering … Continue reading

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Go Big or Go Home

When these folks decorate, they DECORATE – I can only imagine what the inside of their home looks like!

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Tree’s Up!

My collection of midcentury ornaments.

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