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The wisdom of others teaches us how . . . 1) We each have a human body that lasts a hundred years if we are lucky. Every moment, every interaction, every day we are given the opportunity to learn from each other. The most difficult situations can be our greatest teachers. 2) Companionship is present in our lives in many forms. We are never truly alone. 3) The sight of the sky is a reminder of freedom, expansiveness, and possibility. […]
Categories: Animals, Beaches, Earth, Flare, Gratitude, Healing, Inspiration, Jersey Shore, Journal, Life, Light, Love, Meditation, Moon, Nature, Ocean, Philadelphia, Photo Essay, Photo Journal, Photography, Shadow, Spirituality, Thoughts for the Day • Tags: Beaches, Inspiration, iPhoneography, Jersey Shore, Meditation, ocean, Photography, Spirituality
The new year brings with it an opportunity to declutter one’s life and see things with brand new eyes. Beneath all the clutter, I sometimes find buried treasure — old artwork, journal entries, poetry, and photos that meant a lot to me on this journey to adulthood. The work featured below is a mixed media piece called “Two Men Walking Towards the Light.” In order to create symmetry in this piece, I digitally mirrored an original photo of a man walking through an archway beneath Philadelphia’s City Hall. […]
Categories: Art, Collage, Life, Mixed Media, Personal, Philadelphia, Photography, The Artistic Process, Urban • Tags: Art, Collage, Journey, Mixed Media, Philadelphia, Photography, The Artistic Process, Urban
We interrupt the regularly scheduled broadcast of Chicago travel posts to give you an update on Winter Storm Thor currently transpiring in parts of the Midwest and Northeast United States. The following pictures were captured in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Now, time for some hot tea. Thanks for joining me on this Thirsty Thorsday!
Categories: America, Architecture, Life, Philadelphia, Photo Essay, Photo Journal, Photography, Trees, Urban, Winter • Tags: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Photo Essay, Photo Journal, Photography, Winter, Winter Storm Thor
Certain meteorologists predicted that Winter Storm Juno would be the blizzard of the century, devastating the crowded northeast corridor that runs from Boston to DC. As far as Philadelphia was concerned, Hurricane Juno wound up being more along the lines of “joke of the century.” In spite of all the hullabaloo, Philadelphia and the surrounding areas got just over a light dusting. Even the ice cream trucks were out!
A half hour northwest of Center City, the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill is what some might call a “bedroom suburb” of Philadelphia, although it has a Philadelphia zip code. I’ve lived in Chestnut Hill for all of five months, and have walked up and down its main thoroughfare — Germantown Avenue — countless times. More often than not, I’m accompanied by my Boxer companion, Baby Girl. The two of us window shop (or at least I do), feel the sun […]
Categories: America, Architecture, Autumn, Chestnut Hill, Food, Life, Philadelphia, Photo Essay, Photo Journal, Photography, Restaurants, Trees, Urban • Tags: Autumn, Chestnut Hill, Neighborhoods, Philadelphia, Photography, Urban
With its confluence of art, history, and architecture, the city of Philadelphia is a visual feast. Following are a few snapshots captured in Center City, Philadelphia, throughout the course of an early September afternoon/evening. Little Boy in a Big City Liberty Bell Doorway in Elfreth’s Alley (Oldest Street in the Nation) Life Size Chess Piece As Public Art Love’s Park Plaza Twin Cranes Near Reading Terminal The Marquee for Reading Terminal, A Year Round Indoor Farmers’ Market Construction in Olde […]
Categories: America, Architecture, Art, Life, Mural, Philadelphia, Photo Essay, Photo Journal, Photography, Urban • Tags: America, Architecture, Art, Life, Mural, Philadelphia, Photo Essay, Photo Journal, Photography, Urban
Without ever forgetting his Deep South roots, African-American clothing designer Patrick Kelly left his imprint on the Paris fashion world in the mid 1980’s. Kelly’s talent, drive, and the financial support of influential friends converged on his pathway to success. In 1988, he was admitted as first person of color and the first American to the Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode (English: French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and […]
The Couple: Jenny and Martin The Time: One Afternoon in Early June The Place: Wyck House on Germantown Ave in Philadelphia, PA, USA The Cameras: Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS Rebel T3 The Photographer: A Truly Honored and Humbled Gina Marie One moment in time. Two partners united, legally and spiritually, in the most sacred of ceremonies. Following are a few highlights . . .