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Philly on a Thursday : Jeff and I were coming home from Harrah's Philadelphia ( which is in Chester)...We'd been with the Housewives Of Delaware to watch and photograph their horse Hooray For The Gray as he raced in the 7th race of a very hot Day after the 4th of July..as I looked over at Philly it just looked so pretty and these are the pictures that I got..

Philly on a Thursday

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Jeff and I were coming home from Harrah's Philadelphia ( which is in C ...

Updated: Aug 25, 2015 10:23am PST

Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, PA : "Marathon runners talk about hitting 'the wall' at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn't a wall; it's a hole - an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-meter mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates down by not rowing your hardest is unthinkable...Therefore, you are going to die. Welcome to this life." -- Ashleigh Teitel

Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

"Marathon runners talk about hitting 'the wall' at the twenty-third mi ...

Updated: Aug 25, 2015 7:44am PST

Old City, Philadelphia, PA : "Philly just looks different. There's a history there that's still apparent." —Nan Bernstein, Producer "Hack"

Old City, Philadelphia, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

"Philly just looks different. There's a history there that's still app ...

Updated: Jul 24, 2015 8:12am PST

Bike Naked Philly 2011 : Every year, in cities around the world, people ride bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body.
The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture.

Bike Naked Philly 2011

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Every year, in cities around the world, people ride bikes naked to cel ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2015 8:52am PST

Joan of Arc statue in Philly, PA : Joan of Arc makes dazzling return to Kelly Drive

By Stephan Salisbury
Inquirer Culture Writer

At 11:05 this morning, a small group of people standing near 25th Street and Kelly Drive, began to beam.

"Is it done?" wondered Margot Berg.

"Yeah," responded Kate Brockman.

"Should we shout, 'Vive la France'?" Berg joked.

They both looked up at the now-dazzling gold of a completely regilded, repaired and reinstalled Joan of Arc sculpture, finally back home after a nearly a nine-month stint in rehab.

Joan, in her shimmering solar state, is something you notice.

Drivers passing the flatbed truck and cranes that nudged the two-to-three-ton piece back onto its pedestal honked their horns.

A group in a car headed up Kelly Drive cheered.

Residents of the Philadelphian condo building gazed down at the workers and sculpture with obvious pleasure - they once can again tell their visitors to "turn at Joan of Arc."

Adam Jenkins, a conservator with Milner & Carr Conservation L.L. P, the firm that regilded and repaired the city-owned sculpture, said reinstallation went without a hitch.

Berg, head of the city's public art program, said Joan looked terrific.

"She's in spectacular shape, so dramatic," Berg said, gazing up at the shimmering golden image of Joan bearing a standard and battle flag on horseback.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, the sculpture - created by French artist Emmanuel Frémiet and bestowed on Philadelphia by French residents here in 1890 - will be rededicated at a ceremony attended by Mayor Nutter and members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the French Heritage Society, among others.

The society, which was instrumental in bringing the piece here in the first place, raised $15,000 toward the conservation project. The city provided another $50,000.

Joan of Arc statue in Philly, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Joan of Arc makes dazzling return to Kelly Drive By Stephan Salisbu ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2015 9:06am PST

Philadelphia : It's name meaning the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia was essential to the formative years of the United States. It continues to serve as a vibrant center of religious and social freedom, these qualities deeply rooted in the founders’ strong beliefs in tolerance. Philadelphia served as the permanent home to significant historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin and the financiers of the American Revolution.

Philadelphia

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

It's name meaning the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia was essenti ...

Updated: Jun 30, 2015 6:07pm PST

Tall Ships : A parade of tall ships floated up the Delaware River to mark the beginning of the Old City Seaport Festival.

Tall Ships

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

A parade of tall ships floated up the Delaware River to mark the begin ...

Updated: Jun 25, 2015 1:40pm PST

Yesterday at Coal Piers Photo Shoot : The Grafitti Bridge, aka Pier 124, aka Coal Piers, aka Coal Pier #18, aka Philly's Secret Museum of Grafitti Art..I have found all of these descriptions from different sources.Philadelphia was once a center of coal transportation, mainly in the Port Richmond area and the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company would transport anthracite coal from the region’s mines to its Port Richmond coal station where rail cars on a high pier would dump coal into ships and barges stationed below. This area operated as a coal pier for Conrail until 1991, when they moved their coal operation to Baltimore. Conrail still owns the ever decaying  property but that same feature makes it an ideal place for street and grafitti artists to practice their craft. It's a favorite for photographers and I've ventured in from time to time to get some shots of the everchanging spot.

Yesterday at Coal Piers Photo Shoot

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

The Grafitti Bridge, aka Pier 124, aka Coal Piers, aka Coal Pier #18, ...

Updated: May 27, 2015 6:37am PST

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA : I live about 4 blocks away ...I got some good flower pictures...so much brick and then some flowers...haunting...I have just visited Alcatraz and find it interesting that Al Capone was there and here...

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philade...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

I live about 4 blocks away ...I got some good flower pictures...so muc ...

Updated: Mar 15, 2015 1:24pm PST

Philadelphia International Flower Show The world’s largest indoor flower show : The Philadelphia Flower Show is deeply rooted in the history of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), which was founded in 1827. Charter members brought interesting plants to display at meetings and, eventually, to share with the public. In the 1960s, PHS took over management of the Philadelphia Flower Show, also encouraging participation by amateurs — individuals and garden clubs.<br />
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With the help of hundreds of volunteers the show raises significant funds to support PHS’s community greening programs and other civic initiatives in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia International Flower Sho...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

The Philadelphia Flower Show is deeply rooted in the history of the Pe ...

Updated: Mar 03, 2015 5:16am PST

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