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Graffiti Ruins, Manayunk and Bala Cynwyd

August 6th, 2012 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Remains of the old Connelly Containers buildings on Venice Island, Manayunk Towpath area.

Along the train tracks in Bala Cynwyd.

Train bridge from Venice Island (Manayunk) to Bala Cynwyd

Bridge from Main Street Manayunk to Righter’s Ferry Rd., Bala Cynwyd.

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summer’s last gasp, and an urban swimming hole

September 15th, 2008 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Somehow it got to be September, and the warm Indian summer is a great time to visit Philadelphia’s own premier swimming hole, Devil’s Pool. (Or as some call it, Devil’s Hole)

While its legality is “questionable,” almost anyone who’s grown up within the city limits has taken a dip in these refreshing waters at least once or twice. My [...]

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Tags: parks · philadelphia · summer · wissahickon

Mighty Delhi: Center City

July 31st, 2008 by tommybgoode · View Comments

Our journey up the massive 27-lane thoroughfare of the soul that is Delhi Street continues through Center City and Chinatown. We began in South Philadelphia, where Delhi is sometimes a street, more often an alley, but rarely just a state of mind. In Center City, you’ll need to suspend your disbelief just a little more [...]

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cpd ♥ street art (& video!)

June 3rd, 2008 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

This weekend past, Cities in Pixie Dust went to the South Philly Biennial, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, and rain-delayed until Sunday.

I really can’t say a whole lot about the experience, and actually describe it properly. You really had to be there. It was part Alice in Wonderland acid trip and part community art [...]

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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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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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Spring is Messing with Us.

April 7th, 2008 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Wissahickon Creek trails, 4/5/08

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The Devil is the Boogie Man

April 4th, 2008 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Christian Posters Invade Philly! But there is no 53 AM. Or is there?
Sent to me by Chris “Spam” White,
“These posters have been showing up in center city and south Philly for
about a year. They always have a model’s head and a similar style of
Christian ranting. They always mention demons getting in your blood
and defecating. They [...]

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Parks, real and imagined

April 3rd, 2008 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Now that Spring is coming upon us, I’m hoping to take spend a fair amount of time exploring some of the local parks. I grew up right by the Wissahickon Creek/Forbidden Drive area of Philadelphia, and have been wandering that area since I was a small child. Some places don’t really get old. And there [...]

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