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Philadelphia Schuylkill River Frozen

It’s not often that Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River looks like this.  Two five-degree days will do that, leaving most Philadelphians frozen as well.  Alas, it will be over 50 degrees today and the river, the city and its people have thawed out.  We can only look back on the beautiful, icy views, and recall how we never want to feel that cold again. For more info on the Schuylkill River Trail, visit http://www.schuylkillrivertrail.com/index.php?/trail/overview/philadelphia/ Advertisements

I lived in a cave in Brooklyn.  Not a rock studded shelter, per se, but a small, dark box that a family of bears could have comfortably hunkered down in for the winter.  Come spring, they’d burst out of there ready to explore the world.  That’s how I feel right now.  And with the view from my new apartment on the 13th floor of a building on 16th and Locust, I don’t… Read More

Rittenhouse Square, philadelphia at night, philly, city of brotherly love, philly parks

Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square is ripe for classic holiday photos.  The tree is up, the lights are hung, and it’s 65 degrees three days before Christmas.  Maybe not entirely classic.  Snow-covered would have been nice.  Although for the fair-weather photographer, it’s not so bad. After having been away from Philadelphia for over ten years, moving back last week and living just two blocks from this beautiful park is a real treat. It’s also worth… Read More

“…when you realize that your reason for taking the journey and the reason for the journey are not the same.”