Philadelphia Photo Journal, Part Quatre

It’s time to face the truth: science is everywhere.

In Philadelphia, public art is everywhere . . . even on the dump trucks. (Brilliant.)

Ah, clothespins. Where would the world be without them?

Ah, bronzed nudes. Where would the world be without them? (Seriously, though: this is a sculpture entitled Family by Timothy Duffield, on Market between 18th and 19th Streets. Thanks to a fellow blogger for the reference.)

A streetlamp several blocks north of Rittenhouse Square.

A painted bench in front of a fire station on Market Street.

Houseplants soaking up some Vitamin D in a sunny turret.

A charming building just a few blocks west of Broad Street.

A street lamp on Avenue of the Arts (otherwise known as Broad Street).

The juxtaposition of new and old.

In the foreground sits a cement lion statue; in the background, a home near the Rittenhouse Town which bears a striking resemblance to the haunted residence that inspired The Amityville Horror.

History abounds in this part of the country; here we see Historic Rittenhouse Town: home of America’s first paper mill. (This is not to be confused with Rittenhouse Square. The two Rittenhouses are about 20 minutes away from each other, if you’re driving.)

More to come!

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7 comments

  1. Ilona

    Love the pictures, the charming building a few blocks west of Broad Street looks like your kind of a place! The lion statue reminds me a bit of Budapest (the lion on the bridge.) I made a giant clothes pin in Junior High Tech Ed. Still have it somewhere, maybe? Maybe lost it in the recent move. :/

  2. Gina Marie

    Thanks, Ilona!

    Hmm, I don’t know that I ever saw your giant clothespin. What color was it? Was it functional?

  3. Ilona

    Haha, it was the same color as a regular clothespin, only giant and I just remember being so proud of it because I got an A+ on it (it was functional!) I think you were maybe at the U of M by that time, so maybe you just never got to see it’s awesomeness, LOL. Now, in my next move I am totally going to be searching for it…..

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