Philadelphia Photo Journal, Part Deux

Here are a few more pictures of the City of Brotherly Love . . .

My sister, Ilona, might open up a shop like this someday, only it will be called “Madame Verona’s,” and it will specialize in prophetic dreaming.

Apparently, skyways are not exclusive to my native Minneapolis. Check out this septuple-decker!

Lions are at their prettiest when I’m not at risk of being clawed.

I always find decrepit bathhouses to be a bit spooky (and believe me, I’ve seen a lot of them in my day) . . .

. . . nevertheless, they make for interesting photographs.

It’s always sunny here.

In the bottom center of this image, an eternal flame burns at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (bringing a certain Bangles song immediately to mind: “Close your eyes / give me your hand, darling”).

Even the ambulances in this city espouse “Brotherly Love.”

J-U-S-T-I-C-E; tell me what it means to me.

Here, happy little trees grow amidst tall skyscrapers. Grow trees, grow! We’re rooting for you (no pun intended).

Ughhhhh, I’m getting dizzy.

My love.

Snapshot on the run, just for poops-n-giggles.

This is part of a mural inside the fitting room of Urban Outfitters, a company whose flagship store (then called “The Free People’s Store”) opened in Philadelphia in 1970. Major brownie points; this author has admired UO’s fashions since she was but a wee lassie. (And she apparently writes in the third person with a feigned Irish dialect. Ah, well . . .)

Ta-ta for now!

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3 comments

  1. Ilona Lazar

    Nice pics and comments once again Gina. Thanks for pointing out my aspirations of becoming a dream reader. 🙂 These pictures are making me really excited to come out and visit you there and to see more of Philly than just one night and more than just the ghetto of Philly! :/ It is also making me super excited to go on my photo adventures in Oregon when I don’t have a job weighing me down for a little bit. Speaking of jobs, I suppose I should get back to the one that I do have right now……

    P.S. Why doesn’t Minneapolis have one of those crazy, multiple, stacked-on top-of-another skyway systems?

  2. Ilona Lazar

    Wow, that is really cool! I had the coolest sign come to me the other day, I was worried again….just not staying in the moment and worrying about the future and is this the right move for me? And literally, one car turn within one second, a huge sign said “27 West” directly in my vision. This is the move I’m supposed to make right now, in my 27th year. 🙂

  3. Gina Marie

    It will be wonderful to have you visit.

    I’m excited to see photos of your upcoming adventures in Oregon, as well.

    We stopped into a Gap today, and part of their marketing campaign made me think of you.

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