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The Schuylkill

 

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The Schuylkill River. Philadelphia.

On my way back to Pittsburgh from New York after a nice Thanksgiving holiday with the family.

Here’s a shot taken Monday through a train window- #43 The Pennsylvanian – as we crossed over both the river and the Schuylkill  Expressway.

My parents lived in Philadelphia 12 years but I lived there for only one of those years. A flood of nostalgia as the train rolled  into Philly.

There are interesting place names (how about Wissahickon?) you don’t find anywhere else in the country. The river and expressway name always was hard for me to spell correctly. It’s that extra “L” in there. Turns out it’s a Dutch word meaning “hidden or skulking creek”


Pine Street Philadelphia Sign

I dedicate this post to my fashionable friends.

Natalie- Personal Shopper and Closet Cleanse Specialist 

Bernadette- Outfits Not Just Clothes 

Shannon- Carpus Diem

My fashionable friends links to blogs and info in blue after their names. 

This sign below is for the three of you! 


Sculptor Transformed 100 year old Norway Maple Tree Stump into Revolutionary Wartime Presbyterian Minister

That lengthy title gives it all away -Another post of last week’s time in Philadelphia – 

Sculptor and excellent ice carver, Roger Wing, transformed a 100 year old Norway Maple stump into an impressive likeness of Pastor George Duffield (b.1732-d.1790).

(Click Roger Wing Sculptor and you can see more examples of his amazing sculpture.)

Walking back to the hotel, I passed by The Old Pine Street Church Graveyard. 

Architect Joseph G. Brin article details information about how this Revolutionary War  Minister’s sermon inspired John Adams to sign the Declaration of Independence.

  
  The wind made the flags billow and flap, making snapping sounds.  
  Unlike the Harmonist Cemetery I posted yesterday, these graves are marked. 

Well, they were marked.

 Years of erosion have made many names difficult to read. 

  
    

 


Bootscrapers and Philly Sidewalk Shadows

   
    
    
    
    
    
   


A Slip of the Foot vs. Tongue-Poor Richard

 Seen on Pine Street, Philadelphia   
 

Poor Richard’s Almanac – Benjamin Franklin

Link to Poor Richard Almanack info


Architecture- Old and New(er) 1964

Philadelphia architecture. A mixture of old and new.   I.M. Pei – the architect of the Society Hill Towers. There are three towers of condos on five acres. 

  
Spruce Street at 2nd Street. 


State of Mind – Weekly Photo Challenge

Ben Huberman of WordPress challenged bloggers to post an image that illustrated their State of mind

We arrived in Philadelphia this afternoon.


Delancey Street cobblestones at dusk. 

Walking where my parents walked when they lived in the city of brotherly love.  1971-1983

  Below the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street.  The scene where my dad pushed his grandson Mark in a stroller and a Philadelphia magazine photographer captured them-

Thirty nine years ago.  
PA turnpike memorabilia display while at the Service Area. 

This could come in handy during election year. 
 Seeing light on the other side of cascading water in our hotel lobby.  Cloudy, blurred, fluid, relaxing to watch. 


They Say It’s Your Birthday

Dear Mark,

Seems like just yesterday (May 26, 1976) you arrived at Ireland Army Hospital – Fort Knox, Kentucky.

You were born exactly two years to the day from my graduation from college. 

And suddenly, in a blink, it’s 38 years later!

I am proud of you and the wonderful man you have become. WOW. You have a beautiful family.

With love and gratitude on your birthday,

Your Mom

and of course I should have included the best present ever  

Been on a bit of a Beatles kick lately….


Philadelphia Saturday

The paper towel holder was smiling at me (to cheer fellow blogger Stef of Three Daily Delights ) three daily delights link. (
Stef comments faithfully)

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Rodin Museum The Thinker

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Iron work shadows on stoop

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Hitching post and cobblestones

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Greenhouse at night

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iPhone pics from today’s walks

Regular camera photos to be uploaded at home when I’m back to computer

Guitar in window and a quote from John Lennon’s aunt

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It’s a Meat Week- blogging from Jim’s Steaks Philly

Steve and I drove out 290 miles after school. He’s going to a conference and Mary and I are making it a mini vacation. She’s back at the hotel but we hoofed it .6 miles to South Street to Jim’s Steaks

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Here is a cheesesteak with

Yea, we ate organic cheddar from Mercer County on the drive out bit tonight it is Cheez Whiz , baby. No provolone.
Plenty of grilled onions

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And here it is. We shared one.

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More for Philadelphia tomorrow

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