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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #81
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I'm the freak on the left in case you see me in your city taking photos and want to say hi.
I expected you to be a lot older!
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Old October 18th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #82
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Stunning thread, thanks to all the contributors! It's been really cool seeing this thread progress since my last comment!
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Old October 18th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #83
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I'm gonna be 40 in February. How much older did you expect me to be?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #84
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Hi Bear !!!

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I'm the freak on the left in case you see me in your city taking photos and want to say hi.
Who is the other guy? Your boyfriend?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #85
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He he heh thanks, thats my best buddy Jim. Totally plutonic.
Oops, okay! What does plutonic mean? I've heard of platonic ...

Sorry, forgive me for making assumptions. It's just that I swore I saw you two at the Bikestop ... or maybe Woody's (coulda been Uncles or the Venture Inn as well!)

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Old October 19th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #86
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Yes I mean "platonic" sorry. Plutonic would involve molten rock.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #87
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More photos PLEASE!

I'd love to see some of the neighborhoods in Philly (good and bad). I'd also like to see shots of some of the parks and recreational areas.

Amazing city...going to be visiting soon.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #88
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Well I showed you one of the finer public parks which is Rittenhouse Square. Also, I showed many neighborhoods in and around Center City.

Here are some random shots from my archives.







Fairmount Park

a grittier neighborhood on the edge of East Falls

under the El in Manayunk

A working class section of Manayunk




under the El again

Grays Ferry another neighborhood in transition

Some buildings from the early 1700s

old door new door...jalousy windows are a rarity

South Street before they ripped out the trees which are coming back i hear.


something a little more run down

deep in the heart of south philly....above the subway

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Old October 21st, 2008, 02:53 PM   #89
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I'm gonna be 40 in February. How much older did you expect me to be?
I expected you to be about 40. You look about 25 though.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 12:31 AM   #90
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Thanks I smoke and drink every day that is my secret to my youthful appearance.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 04:16 AM   #91
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Awesome pics Philadweller....

Those latest pics aren't like anything I've seen in the United States before. There seems to be such a huge British influence in the architecture there that I think I'd feel right at home, without actually being back in the UK. I actually love those rowhouses (or also known as terraced houses). In all of the pics I've seen of Philadelphia, it strikes me as a city with a huge amount of character and charm, compared to the cities and towns here in Florida, for example.

Can't wait to eventually visit your great city and take a few thousand shots of my own. I have a feeling that I won't be able to put the camera down for one second when I get there, so watch out SSC!
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:07 PM   #92
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I did not take this pic but thought it was great.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #93
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I expected you to be a lot older!
I was expecting someone quite different too! It is funny how you develop mental images of
people over the years.. You are in excellent shape for 40!
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Thanks TB!
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Old March 31st, 2009, 01:21 AM   #95
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philadweller,

Those are without doubt the best photos I have seen of Philly on the forum and truly give a wonderful "being there" feel. Thank you.

I heard a rumour that the trees between 3rd and 4th on South Street have been uprooted! What a vile thing to do. I lived a few blocks from South street for three years and always took this section of the street on the way to work. How bare it will look without them.

Also, one of my favorite buildings in Philadelphia stands at 246 s. 17th street. It is better known as The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, but my reason for loving is it's unique mix of Dutch and Romanesque styles. Google street view does not go into the Rittenhouse square nieghborhood for some reason so I am unable to use that source and a basic search of the web only affords street level views of the entrance and not the whole facade, which is truly a unique composition. I was hoping that maybe you got a photo of it somewhere in your amazing Philadelphia archive.

Anyway, once again a very nice set and I hope to see quite a few more in future.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 01:25 AM   #96
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Thanks for bumping this thread, William. I, too, am thirsting for more of his photos and am wondering if he has any more tricks up his sleeve?
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