Thursday, June 30, 2011

Change of pace

Raise your hand if you’re getting tired of bird photos here, because I sure am. In the interest of changing things up, I went back into my files and chose a few of my favorite Philadelphia pics to share with you today. I just wanted to see something different today.

My niece lives in Philly, and it’s always fun to visit her, especially when my sister comes along.


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Where do all the hippies meet?

Bet you haven’t heard that song in ages.

The Orlons – South Street


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Reading Market.


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This place is full of all kinds of wonderful foods.


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Lunch counter in Reading Market.


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Good old Ben Franklin. Three words for you . . .

Naked. Air. Baths.



My kinda guy.


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Along Spruce Street in University City.


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Taken from the car window. I just love these murals.


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30th Street Station.

My mother was working here as a young woman when the Resurrection Angel Statue was put into place.


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The station is one of the largest in the country.


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Rooftop view.


Hope your weekend is going to be great. Anyone doing anything fun for Independence Day? Wish I was . . .
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45 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Sigh...

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Love the photos, especially the B & W diner shot and the rooftop:)
This weekend we're sticking close to home, another county fair, maybe a parade and definitely a BBQ:)

Michelle said...

We're going to the rodeo Sunday night and watching the municipal fireworks Monday night - hoping Rick doesn't get called out on a veterinary emergency.

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos I have never been there but thanx to your post I feel like I have ! Tomorrow July 1st is Canada Day for us Canadians ! Hope you have a great long weekend for your 4th of July !

Bluebird49 said...

Beautiful shots, Kate--as always...and I don't get tired of your bird shots, either.

No plans for the 4th here--I guess old age has really settled in. :(

MerCyn said...

Too often we don't notice the wonders in our own backyard, so to speak. Great pictures!

Georgianna said...

Sheesh, these are fabulous travel photos, Kate. Wonderful sense of place and character.

Nothing planned for the 4th although it's going to be sunny in Seattle which is unheard of here for Independence Day. :)

Wishing you a great holiday weekend!

xo – g

Lee Owenby said...

Love your Philly photos, but I never get tired of your bird photos.

Snappy Di said...

Love these photos, Kate! I've never been to Philly... but Hubby's retirement may end up sending us that way. I love surprises in life!

Have a great evening,
An Old Hippie.

Cindy said...

My daughter lives in Philly and I love it there. These pics are great, but I want you to know that I don't get tired of your bird shots!

And I'm seriously considering getting one of those little pools you have :)

tj said...

...Love the murals - they're stunning! :o) And my fav' photo is the rooftops, so pretty.

...Naked. Air. Baths. Hmmm, I'm not gettin' what you're puttin' down Miss Kate. ;o)

...Going to my Sis's house for the 4th, they live next to a big park that hosts fireworks every year so we just sit in their driveway and watch 'em, other than that, nothing. *sigh*

...Thanks for sharing Philly!

...Blessings :o)

texwisgirl said...

never get tired of your bird shots. but some of those (like the roof shot) were really beautiful.

Ashley Sisk said...

Your bird shots are wonderful but I really like that you mixed it up.

BUSH BABE said...

See. I love the birds. But I ADORE your little journeys around the place. Your travel pics rock. Surely you can get someone to pay you for these... or send you to Oz for a travel trip. Heh.
:-)
BB

missing moments said...

Love these photos Kate .... we live in Philly and see these sites all the time ... funny how someone else's pics make you appreciate the place you live! ;-)

Minda said...

I love all your photos!!! And I love the murals. No plans for the 4th. Living in a heavily tourist area means staying tucked in your home on holidays :) Enjoy your weekend and as a side note I have had one of those pools for years and inspired many of my neighbors to invest in one!!

Cloudia said...

FLASHBACK!!!!!!!

All my old haunts!

I can hear the space in 30th st

and smell the Terminal mkt!


Thank you for making me young again for a minute or 2 :)



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Caroline said...

Freaking awesome!!! I love Philly...such a great city. And the murals...wow...coolness!!!

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful. I love the murals and the rooftop view especially. Thank you for showing the photos because I've never been there..
Happy 4th!

forgetmenot said...

Well, there is just "nothing like a good bird shot", or in my case "flower shot", but it is nice to diversify sometimes. I just posted a "frog shot"!!!! Great pics of Philadelphia -such an interesting city to visit. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Mickie :)

Karen said...

LOL.. you are not the only one with a Ben Franklin crush. I never gave the guy much thought other than the obvious history facts until I started blogging, because Ben Franklin love was evident!...

LOVE these photos, especialy that first one!!....

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Great trip to Philly! I loved it! Ya gotta love Ben and his baths! What a character he must have been, not to mention brilliant! I also read somewhere that entertained in his underwear!

Happy 4th to you! We're headed for Maine for a relaxing weekend! Then to Topsfield, Ma for a BBQ on the 4th.

Daryl said...

Lovely .. I was WOW at a whole market for reading, better than a library, eh

Emom said...

sounds like a wonderful trip! I went to Philly with my family one summer around the Forth of July....a very busy place, as I remember....but also very interesting, thank you...have a happy one! ...smiles.

{ T G L } said...

Hi there!

I didn't know Philly had this quaint, Old-World European feel to it! Wow!

Just letting you know I wrote a mini-review of a number of blogs I like on my blog and it includes yours. I hope it generates you a little more traffic and interest.
You can find the post here:
http://this-good-life.blogspot.com/2011/07/through-blogging-door.html

Blessings,
This Good Life

The Japanese Redneck said...

FYI - I luv your photos, whether they be bird or beast

What a neat place!

Alli said...

I love all of these photos! I read your line about getting tired of birds and though "I most certainly am not tired of birds" but then I saw the vintage-esque photos of Philadelphia and swooned. :)

I want to travel and you're letting me do it through you! I know there's a blogger meet up in Philadelphia in October but I have no way of knowing if I'll be able to make it (due to practicum in the fall). Keeping my fingers crossed because it looks beautiful!

mrs mediocrity said...

Lovely photos....I love the Reading Market!
I will be making jewelry all weekend, big show coming up next weekend. Happy 4th to you!

Mary said...

I miss Philly since my son moved home... He had an apartment on South St. for awhile... wonderful pics, Kate!

Andi said...

I have never been to RTM that is has been that empty! I always want to take pics, but it is so crowded. :) Yummy yummies!

beth said...

honestly, i'm not sure if i could get sick of anything you post.....and these were scrumptious to look at....i love the black and white lunch counter photo....and oh that mural.....wow !!
xo

Gone Country said...

Great photos! I love the black & white image of the Reading Market!

And the bird photos? I'll never tire of them!

Jeanne Walker said...

I don't think anyone gets tired of viewing your photos...even of the birds! If they do, they can go somewhere else and read someone else's blog!!!

Love the Philly Photos...you take many of us to places that we have not been and may never see...thank you!

Love the shot yesterday of your pool and floating device!!! Gonna have to get one soon before they are sold out!!! Everyone must be saying, "I want a pool just like Kate's!" I know I do!!!!

Hope your guitar session goes/went well today. Hope you plan on posting the photos!

Have a wonderfully blessed and peaceful weekend!

linda said...

Love the Philly shots ~ brings back memories! Nope, not a bit tired of the bird shots. They're delightful.

Working this weekend. Blargh. Planning to make time to enjoy a little siesta in the back yard.

Flor said...

I'm not tired of your birds- they are captured so beautifully, just the way they are. Yet, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful photos, whatever they are. thanks for sharing. You've just got a new follower.

Perhaps you'll visit me sometime?


♥flor
florecity.blogspot.com

Kacey said...

These are great. I really like your black and white conversion of the lunch counter!

Oliag said...

You must know that I don't get tired of bird or flower photos!

A friend of mine just visited Philadelphia and she really has me planning to visit sometime soon...She went to some very interesting places!

No special plans for the fourth other than boating!

Brandy Marie said...

Beautiful! The one of the diner is my favorite. I love getting lost in a city with its architecture.. Makes me miss Seattle. Thank you for sharing :)

Deb said...

love the lunch counter shot...

ELK said...

i've never been to Philly..now you have shown me all the hot spots ..and I know more about Ben Franklin than I ever thought I would ~~

altar ego said...

LOVE these pictures, especially the one of Ben, and the black and white lunch counter. Awesome. Truly.

On another note, I've known for a long time that you were my kinda girl, but learning that half and half in your coffee is a must just confirms it. Thought you should know. Heh!

Kerri said...

Wonderful! I LOVE the lunch counter shot!! Superb!

Lili said...

Whether Philly or birds, your shots are always fantastic Kate! And your observations of Ben always crack me up. ~Lili

Lisa RedWillow said...

So beautiful and so much beauty in one place. I love all the stools and the people all lined up. Nice Kate.

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