Spring in Philadelphia

I was traveling quite a bit lately and missed the beginning of Spring in Philly.  Well, I cannot fix that but I can grab a camera and pretend these are the first days of Spring.

Now, why put this post in the “Travel” category?  Well, if I was looking at these photos I would get a nice tour of South street festivals that happened last Saturday and a bit of the city and its inhabitants.  The weather was gorgeous, beautifully sunny, reasonably warm, and not windy.

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Kids are coloring.

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Playing table tennis.  I haven’t played it in ages!

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People watching the… Dunk tank!

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So, I posted the whole sequence just because, … well, because it was fun to watch this guy get dunked twice in 5 minutes.  Should have recorded video but didn’t think of it at the moment.

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Underwater fun!  LOL

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So, I suppose this event is called PlazaPalooza and is perhaps a monthly thing?

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They have a band and everything!

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Very nice and super-friendly couple but I lost his email address.  If any of you know them, please email them these pics.  I spent the rest of the day walking and must have dropped the piece of paper with his email somewhere :(

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Lots of people out on a fun sunny afternoon :-)

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City is green!  Spring is finally here.  It’s been here for a while already; I’m just now capturing it.

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I think I’d love to live on just about any street here.

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Yep, no need for a jacket anymore!! :-)

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She didn’t get the message, I don’t think.

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She did.  I love Summer dresses on girls almost as much as mini-skirts.

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People plant their flowers.  I need to do the same, I’ll try to today.

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This is a tangent but I do love cute graffiti like this.

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Something we all should ponder:

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Runners are all over the place.  Time to get rid of that winter fat!!

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And these people are stuck in traffic.  Get out, park, and walk around!

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Homeless and happy.  They were kissing.  How cute.

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Very awesome graffiti!  I really like this — makes the building so much more alive, don’t you think?

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Gorgeous!

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Awww

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Yep, summer dresses…

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And gardens.

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Street fair of old junk, excuse me, antiques, over by the State Penitentiary.

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AHA!  Nicely done, Philly!

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It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a bus.  Good time, let me tell ya!  It gets you places and I didn’t have to walk 30 blocks to meetup with my friends on South street.  Now I’m walking from around 5th and South down to my place.

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The creepy dude.  I see him at many events.  Same as me, he’s always with a camera, but always looking creepy.  Is it a talent one needs to practice?

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Met the owner of Willy Mammoth’s, Matt [center, blue shirt].  Very nice guy.  Friendly and pleasant.  I like that place, too.  Haven’t been there in a while though.

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Just an average couple, shopping for some jewels, why?

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They got the message!

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Everybody is happy!  I like that.

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See, laughter all-around.

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These hipsters looks like street whores, no?  Hmm.  Great job, boys!

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This is the correct way to double-fist!

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Cops chillin’, causing no trouble, officer!

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Ah, Spring!

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Lastly, met up with some friends over at Ten Stone.  Good times.

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Bottom line?  Philly is beautiful and full of life (until the beach season starts, of course).  Grab your camera and go outside!

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