Sunday, January 31, 2010

Theme Day: Wood

Today is the first of the month and that means only one thing: Theme Day!  For February's theme, wood, I chose this picture of a wooden basement door.  I love these doors but this one is especially cool to me because its so simple and classic.
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snow days

Since it snowed last night I wanted to put up another one of my snow pics, a throwback from December.  Even though its not from today I just love this picture and wanted to share it!  This picture is from our big snowstorm in December and these are my feet sticking in the snow!  It was about up to the tops of my shins!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

reflections from yesterday

This is the reflection of the USS Olympia.  This is a completely new picture, not a cropped picture from yesterday's post!  This boat can be found at Penn's Landing.

Friday, January 29, 2010

USS Olympia

The USS Olympia in port at Penn's Landing.  The Olympia is part of the Independence Seaport Museum.  Penn's Landing has several cool boats to check out and some of them you can go aboard for a visit!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Walking around...

Classic Philadelphia row homes in Society Hill.  I love the look of the painted shutters and cellar doors!

Shoes on the wire

We all have different theories as to why people hang shoes on the electric wires.  In this case I think it's just for decoration.  What do you think?  Do shoes hanging on the wire have a certain meaning to you?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hey you!

I love this "hey you" sign!  This is from a parking lot and is an attempt to catch people's attention so they read the parking rules before leaving their cars in a parking lot they aren't supposed to be in!  No excuses for parking here illegally!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Pretzels are just "SO" Philly and these cute little guys are no exception!  These x shaped pretzels come from one of my favorite bars in Philly, APO Bar + Lounge.  I believe the pretzels are shaped to represent the bar's "+" symbol on their signs and menus.  And they were very yummy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Walk This Way...

These friendly statues welcome pedestrians crossing over I-95 from South St to Penn's Landing.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mostly Books! (and some other things)

I love this sign at the bookshop on Bainbridge St.  "Mostly Books" but also furniture...and other things.   I've never been inside this store but it looks like it may be a fun place to explore when its open!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My just desserts!

Yummy dessert from Naked Chocolate Cafe!  That place is so great and they have really yummy looking and tasting desserts.  Check them out on Walnut Street or on the web.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fat Tires

This sign comes from the front of Via Bicycle shop (9th and South).  Just walking by gives me a laugh because they have so many funny signs in their windows!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hats Trimmed Free!

I love this sign on the corner of 7th and Market!  It makes me wonder what this building used to be and what kind of hats were trimmed there (it is now a bank).

Thursday, January 14, 2010

F is for Fans!

Fans at the Flyers game!  I love sports & the tickets were free!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Its the time of year thats a little sad.  The holidays are over, family and friends have come and gone and we transition into just plain ole winter.  This picture is a Christmas tree put on the curb for the trash  & was caught in a short snow storm.  Its a sad site that reminds us the holidays are over, but also prompts me to think about all the things I have to look forward to! "Tree Trash" -9th and South St

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Don't forget to be awesome!

Graffiti can be fun!  I saw this gem on the overpass from South Street to Penn's Landing (crossing over I-95).  It's a good reminder for the new year!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

The Mummers have a long and rich history in Philadelphia and the Mummers Parade is the highlight of the year for the Mummers groups!  The parade is always fun and interesting and is a great tradition for Philadelphians!