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Entries from May 2008

Welcome to Summer.

May 27th, 2008 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Northeast Philadelphia, or “The Great Northeast,” as some like to call it, is a wondrous place for a visit. It’s got Russian supermarkets with aisles devoted to pickles, trails that go for miles back in Pennypack Park, and wacky thrift shops almost untouched by hipsters. It’s got Franklin Mills Mall and suburban sprawl.
We’ve been there [...]

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Tags: architecture · northeast philadelphia · philadelphia · summer

Mighty Delhi

May 22nd, 2008 by tommybgoode · View Comments

I used to live on Delhi Street in South Philly. Delhi (pronounced DEL-hi, not deli) appears and disappears as you walk through the city, with a handful of blocks scattered throughout. In April ‘06, I spent two days walking the length of Philadelphia, snapping a picture of every block of Delhi Street… whether it was [...]

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Tags: philadelphia

the running of the saints

May 21st, 2008 by jono · View Comments

Philadelphia’s Italian Market Festival, Sunday, May 18, 2008. “Regarded as the region’s largest and oldest such event, parishoners from St. Paul Parish escort nearly 20 statues through the Italian Market…a beautiful, sacred tradition that celebrates the Blessed Mother.”
They also hand out free string cheese nearby.

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Tags: mystery · philadelphia · religion

A visit to Camden, NJ.

May 19th, 2008 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Cities in Pixie Dust actually spends more time in Camden, NJ than we might want to admit! Aside from being one of the most dangerous cities in the USA,  and the home of the following: Campbell’s soup, the Camden Riversharks, the (Whatever they are calling it this week – Sony / Tweeter / Susquehanna Bank Center) music ampitheatre [...]

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Tags: graffiti · street culture