Category Archives: Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Mural

I had to post this photo of an old Philadelphia mural painted on an underpass wall somewhere near the foot of Arch Street. I think it is hilarious, but when I was there a year or so ago, it was … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin Bridge Piers

“Piers” is probably not the correct name, but I mean those two rectangular structures on either side of the bridge—four all together. The two on the Camden side show nicely on the photo at left. They look like they are … Continue reading

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Up In City Hall Tower

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Back To Philly!

The Old System: (This section  is just for background, so you can skip it if you need to.) For the past several years, I often took the SEPTA train from Marcus Hook into Philly on my own just to explore … Continue reading

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The Sad Decline Of Newspapers

“Hard News,” by Jill Lepore. The New Yorker, 1/28/2019. This is a report on the decades-long decline of newspapers and its consequences. Don’t read it. Nothing can be done. Society has changed and there are no bad guys to blame. … Continue reading

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The Color Of Ancient Statues

“Color Blind,” by Margaret Talbot. The New Yorker, 10/29/2018. We are all familiar with the white marble Greek and Roman statues with the blank eyes of Little-Orphan-Annie. But they were originally painted, as was the entire statue, often garishly so. … Continue reading

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Cheap Philly Travel Ending

We Delaware seniors traveling to Philly had a bargain for a long time, and now it is coming to an end. We could take the train from Marcus Hook into center city for only $1. Then, in Philly, we could … Continue reading

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