Archive for February, 2010

Doc Photo. Philly A – Z

2010/02/16

A is for the Academy of Music.

B is for Betsy Ross.

C is for Carpenter’s Hall.

E is for Elfreth’s Alley.

F is for Franklin Court.

G is for Graff House.

H is for Head House.

I is for Independence Hall.

J is for the American Jewish History Museum.

K is for the Kimmel Center.

L is for the Davis-Lennox House.

M is for the Philadelphia Merchant’s Exchange.

O is for Old St. Joseph’s Shrine.

P is for the first US Post Office.

R is for the Rodin Museum.

S is for the Cathedral of St. Peter and St.  Paul.

T is for Thomas Paine.

U is for the Union League of Philadelphia.

W is for the Wanamaker building.

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Doc Photo. River to River

2010/02/09

Images of every block of Catharine Street from the Schuylkill River (Avenue) to the Delaware River.

I concentrated on corners of buildings. Most of them were built for commercial use with residences above.

Wednesday February 3, 2010.

Catharine St. at Schuylkill Avenue. 2:29 pm

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Catharine St. at Schuylkill Avenue. 2:30 pm

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Catharine St. one block east of Schuylkill Ave. 2:32 pm

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Catharine St. at Gray’s Ferry looking towards Naval Square. 2:39 pm

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Catharine St. at 23rd St. 2:41 pm

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Catharine St. at 22nd St. 2:46 pm

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Catharine St. at 21st St.  2:47 pm

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Catharine St. at 20th St. 2:50 pm

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Catharine St. at 19th St. 2:51 pm

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Catharine St. at 18th St. 2:52 pm

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Catharine St. at 17th St. 2:54 pm

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Catharine St. at 16th St. 2:58 pm

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Catharine St. at 15th St. 3:00 pm

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Catharine St. at Broad St. 3:02 pm

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Catharine St. at 13th St. 3:04 pm

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Catharine St. at 12th St. 3:06 pm

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Catharine St. at 11th St. 3:07 pm

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Catharine St. at 10th St. 3:10 pm

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Catharine St. at 9th St. 3:12 pm

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Catharine St. at 8th St. 3:15 pm

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Catharine St. at 7th St. 3:16 pm

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Catharine St. at 6th St. 3:19 pm

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Catharine St. at Passyunk Ave. 3:20 pm

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Catharine St. at 5th St. 3:21 pm

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Catharine St. at 4th St. 3:26 pm

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Catharine St. at 3rd St. 3: 28 pm

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Catharine St. at 2nd St. 3:30 pm

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Catharine St. at Front St. 3:32 pm

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The Municipal Pier Number 38 at Catharine St. and Columbus Ave. 3:46 pm

PA Budget Cuts

2010/02/04

I was walking through center city Philly after shooting Catherine St. from the Schuylkill River to the Delaware. Walking through City Hall I snapped a few new photos of old views I took almost a year ago to the week. After exiting the west-side arch, I heard a rally going on at the north-west corner of City Hall. Here’s a few photos.

In a nutshell, the Pennsylvania budget involved a lot of cuts and changes to work towards balance. An estimated $22 Million will be saved by the state annually but at a cost to some of its citizens who cannot afford to lose a dollar of SSI to survive.

Inky story here.

Doc Photo. Independence Mall

2010/02/02

Ron, visiting from New Orleans, Louisiana. Loves the history and dislikes the crime of Philadelphia.

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Sophia has lived in Philadelphia for the past one and one-half years. She likes that the people are good-natured, for the most part. Dislikes the rats in Rittenhouse Square at night.

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Flat Stanley is visiting from Moorpark, California. His favorite thing about Philadelphia is the food. Least favorite is the apathy of many people who live here.

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Mike lives in both Philadelphia and Ohio. He’s a railroad worker with one house in those two states. He likes the food of Philly and dislikes the inefficiency of the city’s public transportation.

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The Wombel family lives in Manhattan, New York City. Omar (father) ‘I’m just here in Philly ’cause my son has cancer and we’re here for treatment.”

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Katie Coleman has lived in Philadelphia almost a year. Her favorite thing is the city’s underground art and theater scene. Least favorite is the public transportation.

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Martin Campos lives in Philadelphia but is originally from Carlsbad, New Mexico. He loves the art and arts of Philly and dislikes SEPTA.

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James Shuster lives in Philadelphia. He likes the atmosphere or attitude of the city and also dislikes SEPTA.

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John and his mother Rodz live in New Jersy. Today (Sunday, January 31) is John’s first time in Philadelphia and he enjoys the history. He dislikes not knowing his way around and having to ask for directions.

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Kane is a Philadelphia Auto Show representative with Lexus from Los Angeles, California. “Philly is amazing”, he said citing all the history just in the downtown area. “I haven’t gotten mugged or shanked yet, so that’s good”, Kane said He couldn’t come up with one single dislike for the city.

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Zach. Also a Philadelphia Auto Show representative with Lexus. Zach is from Detroit, Michigan and said “The cold is nothing here.” He loved visiting and eating at Reading Terminal Market and had no dislikes.

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Maria lives in Philadelphia which she likes for it’s size “It’s small and walkable”, and dislikes because of the wage tax.