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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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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