Visit Manayunk

Ah, Manayunk, !!! So close to Philly that I think, technically, it is not even considered a suburb :-). Lovely place for a visit, if you are in the area or you just feel like spending some money at a nice pub but the river or just being a shopaholic for a day and supporting tiny local companies.

Went here to visit a friend and share a few laughs, sautéed in a bit of alcohol. Check out my impression of the place.

Now, doesn’t this feel like suburbs-meed-the-city?!

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While I am waiting for my buddy… Look what I’ve discovered!!!!!

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Oh the endless possibilities!!!  Oh, the magical poetry I can write for hours on end…

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Yep, this is the best I could come up with… “her taco head I’d package in love”… LOL

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Summer love.  Definitely I’d package her taco in summer love :-).  True story!

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I really freaking misshaping one of these… I need to move to a place with a back yard so I can fire me up a grill!

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Nice her, with balconies, trees, etc.  Spring is in the air :-)

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All over the air, really :-)

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Lots of hills here.  Expect to run out of breath very quickly.  That is if you’re out of shape—this is a great place to test how bad of a shape you’re really in ;-).

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Feels like this place is a non-stop frat house party jungle joint.

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Perhaps that is why parking lots are being overprotective…

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Yes, yes, thanks.

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Nice doors here.  I have to remember to make a trip out here to photograph some doors.

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Spring is in full swing.  Awesome!

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Where else can you get a pizza and a pop for just $5?!

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And be welcomed by a red carpet while at it?!

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Perhaps when you get out of your badass Mercedes… :-)

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Many bridges here.  If you’re into bridges, this is definitely a place to visit for a weekend.

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Graffiti, though, is far less than desirable.  Como, Manayunk, bring up your tagging game!

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Oh, yeah, this is a great place to ride your bike, too.

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Or treasure-hunt for ancient crumpling wooden things.

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The Main Street is where it’s at.  Definitely.

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See what I mean about the bridges?

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And the fire houses?

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But, of course, there’s just gotta be a Starbucks right in the middle of all of this splendor :-).

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Spring = food outside.  Bon appetite :-)

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Ha ha ha!  Clever.

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Roads used to be a bit better back in the day, methinks.

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Many small cute stores here.  Overpriced, of course, but nice to walk around.

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Or get yourself a dress, why not?

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Hilly streets are prepping for Spring.

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Spring is pretty much here.

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Perfect place to not just get a haircut but also ride your all-white bike.

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Or walk your mug around, showing off to all who came to compliment you.

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Let’s not forget the red Solo cups allover the place.  Remember, this is a college party town.

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Complete, with bars overhanging the river.

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Nice bars, actually.  Love it here.

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Enough smoker here, I suppose, to merit a giant butt bucket :-).  Butt bucket.  LOL

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And you even have a chance to run into a girl with insane-color eyes.  Those are not contacts, …  For real!

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Yeah….

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Typical college pub in a typical college party town.  Reminds me of some many others like this I’ve been to…

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Yep.  More Solo cups.

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And the source of the cups—ice-cream party!

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Definitely Spring is here.

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While I’m looking at this…  This is a huge new business of e-cigs.  It’s booming, I suppose, with so many ex-smokers switching to the electronic version…  Are they any better?  I don’t think so…  But that’s just, like, my own opinion, man.

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Told you it’s expensive here…  You can get a used dress for JUST $15…

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Nice town with plenty to explore.

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Perhaps even on your bike with a cute basket…

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Or just walk around and look at all these stores.

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As long as you don’t bike or skateboard or skate.  Sigh.  And why not?!

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Why can’t I skate if it’s OK to park your fucking car right on the sidewalk?!

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Ah, nevermind.  The Spring makes everything look and feel better :-)

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Even the crappy hand-written signs.  I think this is a form of a marketing ploy to make this fixer-upper *feel* cheaper than what is actually is.

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Trash day is coming soon to a street near you.

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So you should probably start collecting all these Solo cups, you know…

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Dang, I want this house!

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And this dog! :-)

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Lovely place, right?  Definitely try to visit Manayunk if you’re ever in the Philly area.

Toodles.

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