Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fun in Philadelphia

I took the day off Monday to spend with my niece and my sister in Philadelphia. We met at my niece’s apartment and headed out and about.

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Our first stop was Reading Terminal Market, which I’d heard about but never visited before yesterday. There was a plethora of vendors offering everything from lunch dishes to spices and specialty items. There was a great selection of produce and flowers as well. What a feast for the eyes and the senses!

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I shot this photograph at one of the eateries. It just looked like Philadelphia to me.

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Next we headed for Fabric Row and South Street. Along the way, I shot this building from the car window while at a stop light. I noticed there was a statue of a rider on his horse but I have no idea who it is or even what this building is. (Thanks readers, for letting me know it's City Hall!)

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As my niece shopped in one of the many fabric stores along Fabric Row, I took photos. I liked these vintage dressmaker forms at the Pennsylvania Fabric Outlet.

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Trying on some hats at Hats in the Belfry (I love that name).

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William King’s striding sculpture is on the overpass above I-95 that connects South Street with the steps at Penn’s Landing.

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My niece, Emily, with her mom ~ my lovely sister, Charlotte. Charlotte fun!

I processed all of the photos on this post with [Kevin Kubota] actions, specifically his chocolate syrup series. When it comes to b&w, I really like what he has to offer.

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I also have a really colorful photo on the Picture a Day blog today. Just for those of you who are jonesing for some color. And yes, it is a word.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends. Until tomorrow, then . . .

35 comments:

Jan said...

What a great day. I've never spent time in Philly, but when I do, I now know some great places to check out. Your niece and sister are lovely.

Char said...

looks like a totally fun day

Jo Whitehurst said...

My favorite kind of day...hangin' with my Mom, my sister, and my niece...we call ourselves "Girls on the Go"...and we love to spend time with each other! Laughs, fun, shopping, sight-seeing, and even sometimes history mixed in!

Glad you had this special day!

Sharon said...

I love the way you processed these pics! Great shots!!

annie d said...

Miss Kate, I am so excited to see how your photographs have "grown" since your blog began. I especially like the people sitting on the diner stools and the dress maniquins (mispelled.)

Country Girl said...
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Country Girl said...

Thanks, everyone! And annie d, glad to see a familiar face from my early days of blogging! Welcome back!

~ C.G.

Erin said...

oh ms. kate...loved all these images from your trip to phily. each and very one is quite special.
liked your capture of your niece and the sculptural pieces.

we are heading up to york/atglen in september.

LouDuk said...

I love what you did with all the photographs. They look great.

asthmagirl said...

These pictures are really great! I love the reflection of you in the window, slightly bent at the knees as you always shoot! And the diner picture is divine. B&W was the way to go with these shots!

Bravo!

Jill of All Trades said...

Wow, these were awesome pictures of a special day. I especially loved the guys at the eatery. I love the black and white and am appreciating it more as I see the lines better to draw. Very nice. Carla

willow said...

The Reading Terminal Market it the coolest place. Another is Anthropologie in the big mansion with the painted ceilings. Did you get to see it?

Your neice and sister are lovely.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Wow! The building facade looks East European to me--but what do I know! Looks like a fun time by all. Loved the look of the photos. C

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Fabric Row.....be still my heart! Sounds like you had a great time with your sister and neice!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That picture of all the folks lined up on barstools in the eatery seems to have captured one of my few/limited impressions of the city. Fantastic.

Cloudia said...

My dear Terminal Market! Ah, i can still smell the fish and produce and city!!

George might have told you that the great French Rennaisance building in the center of everything is Philly City Hall with William Penn on top. A GREAT pile of a building, the world's largest free-standing masonry building (no frame work girders) and world's largest example of french ren architecture!!!

Just call me (Phily born) know it all ;-)
Lovely family!
aloha!
Comfort Spiral

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the colour of these photos!

noble pig said...

Kate the photos are stunning. The b&W just screams beauty! Thanks for the tour.

Amy said...

Oh Kate, now the temptation to visit Philly is even bigger- thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and I ADORE the black and white/chocolate syrup colour- WONDERFUL- I think when you take away the color in a photo you get more of the subject and these were wonderful subjects you took photos of!!! :-))

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

B&W's are my favs! You niece is a beauty! Love that shot of her in the hat!

Living on the Spit said...

Someone said fabric? Fabric row? As in more than one shop on the same street? I can feel a trip to Philly in my future.

Mary said...

Oh Kate, I just love the processing on these! I think the barstools pic is my favorite. Pure slice of Philly. I think the architectural gem is City Hall. Isn't it gorgeous? Like a tiered wedding cake.

I'm so glad you had such a fun day. :)

mom x 2 said...

I love, love, love these photos! Especially the one in the eatery.. so cool.

Looks like you had a great day with two very special people!

Daryl said...

Hi to sis Char.. niece is absolutely beautiful .. I hope she bought that hat, it suited her!

emily said...

It was a great day- I'm so glad you guys came!

P.S. It's City Hall silly!

Flea said...

Fabric Row? I think I'm going to cry. That sounds heavenly.

Mental P Mama said...

What fun! I love that last shot;)

Teresa said...

These photos are great!! Love the black and white. I also work at a City Hall, but not nearly as grand as this one. We have a horse and rider too, ours is of RJ Reynolds.

Aly Beth said...

Your black and white pictures are stunning! Eloquently dated, I would love to be able to emulate your work!

~Aly

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I am a huge fan of B&W especially when the angles and lighting all come together to make really memorable and spectacular images...such as yours.

Your niece is beautiful and you really captured that beauty brilliantly.

Big Hair Envy said...

Looks and sounds like great "girl time"...you know how much I LUV that:)

A New England Life said...

Glad the 3 of you had such a wonderful time Kate. Seeing Charlotte and Emily having such a sweet relationship really touched me.

The diner image was excellent, especially since no one was looking your way. Kind of like a photo taken back in the 60's.

What a great city. I've never been but I'm sure there is plenty to see! Did you have a Philly Cheese Steak? ; )

Sharon

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Wonderful photos! I love the black and white effect.

bekkah said...

Beautiful shots! I particularly enjoyed the pic of the stools/diner inside Reading Terminal Market, I was sitting there having breakfast just a few months ago :)

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