Category Archives: South Philly Safari

South Philly Jack O’ Lantern

I think the squirrels added to the carving of this menacing Jack O’ Lantern which I spotted on a stoop of a South Philadelphia rowhouse. Hopefully it will last long enough for me to catch a photo of it lit … Continue reading

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Colors of the Season

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A Beautiful Day at Jefferson Square

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Down on 7th Street

My son and I came upon the Zhen Ru Temple when we were meandering home from the Murphy Pool. We’ve been wandering South Philadelphia aimlessly for years, and we are still finding things and places we never knew existed.

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The End of Summer

Yesterday was the last day of swimming at the Murphy Pool at 3rd and Shunk in South Philadelphia.

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Letters

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McDemolition

The McDonalds restaurant at Broad and Carpenter has been demolished. I never thought I would see it happen because it always seemed busy particularly the drive through, but I guess the real estate became too valuable for a one-story burger … Continue reading

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A Tree in Jefferson Square

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Weathered

Weathered garage door in South Philadelphia

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The Last Picture Show

The United Artist Theater on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia has closed permanently.

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Washington Steaks

This is another digital photo of another building that ain’t there no more. This is another victim of the relentless March of Progress. I couldn’t tell you if the steaks were any good, but there is no denying that sign.

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The Corner of 11th and Christian

Sadly gone. Giunta Brothers was a Mom-and-Pop kitchenware shop that stood at 823 S 11th Street in South Philadelphia for decades offering kitchen gadgets that could not be found anywhere else.

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Urban Texture

Along Grays Ferry Avenue

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What’s for dinner?

Deep in South Philadelphia

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