Archive for the ‘Philadelphia’ Category

Early Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia’s annual Easter procession took off from South & Passyunk, heading several blocks down South Street to Headhouse Square, where the fashion contests unfolded on a double-deck stage that helped speed up the judging this year.  As usual, empressario Henri David led the parade, followed by the Philadelphia Freedom Band with its […]

The group Dawes, led by Taylor Goldsmith, electrified several hundred fans at the Friday free-at-noon concert. Goldsmith saluted WXPN and local fans for having fueled the band’s success. an audio link to the concert is here and, for the first time, a webcast of the free-at-noon will be up in about a week (dawes).  

A week ago when we went to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Day 2 of the 9-day event someone told us the last day of the show was great for getting bargains from vendors and exhibitors who had plants to get ride of.  A few minutes outside the convention center this afternoon seemed to bear […]

Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day parade stepped off at noon on Sunday, March 10, 2013, beginning at 16th and the Franklin Parkway and extending toward Eakin’s Oval and the Art Museum, where a TV camera beamed performances from a staging area.  The parade usually is held on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. But on years when […]

Worn soles


Shoes dangling from overhead wires are a common sight on the hardscrabble streets of Philadelphia, but this wire  with 10 pairs is bearing more than the average load.  The shoe-tossing ritual has many explanations — including that youngsters toss them up when they replaced their “bobos” with brand-name sneakers.  These shoes were hanging over Mifflin […]

A workman feeds cable to his whack-a-mole colleague protruding from a manhole on 9th Street in the heart of the Italian Market.

When horse cops pause at a corner — in this case, 9th at South — they attract a social circle.

Puppies command affection, but if you’re a puppy being groomed as a guide dog — well, people love you even more. This one got the royal treatment on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Sweet Mabel Folk Art & Fine Craft Gallery, in Narberth, Pa.

A contemplative circle took shape in the basin below Dilworth Plaza. The Quaker community provided a useful service to protesters: bathrooms, at the religious group’s brick building nearby at 15th and Cherry streets. The Inquirer’s Melissa Dribben wrote about it here.

Henri David and Mayor Michael Nutter on the main stage, 13th & Locust, during OutFest in Philadelphia on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Thousands swarmed several blocks that were closed to traffic. Nutter proclaimed “What a city!” before presenting the OutProud Award to Metropolitan Community Church. Ronda Goldfein, executive director of the AIDS Law Project of […]