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Reflection in the window of Claudio’s Specialty Foods in Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market. Instagram: @marcexplores

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The snow is falling. And it’s brought out the strangest of visitors to south Philly. When asked by a local resident which cheese steak place they liked best, the polar bear ate the resident. Don’t approach wild animals.

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  Go through all of the photos you took this year. Print your favorite 10 shots.  Don’t keep your photos trapped on your phone.  Surround yourself by them.  Try them in a few different sizes, different frames, have them printed on canvas or metal. Or, if you’re feeling like getting your hands into something, try doing an inkjet transfer on wood. Give your photos to the people in them. Go out and… Read More

Lion Crushing a Serpent, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

From Visit Philly: French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye helped establish a 19th-century school known as the animaliers, artists who focused on animal subjects, frequently as stand-ins for human emotions. Barye’s portrayal of a lion subduing a serpent illustrates his fondness for dramatic animal battles. The lion, however, is not an ordinary beast. It represents the French monarchy, and the serpent is a universal symbol of evil. Hence this sculpture convinced the French king… Read More