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Budweiser Clydesdale Team at Made In America Concert : This weekend, the Ben Franklin Parkway  came alive with the Budweiser Made in America Festival, featuring Jay-Z  and a ton of other well-known musicians and bands. As part of the leadup to that event, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales  paraded through Fairmount and stopped at 13 different bars on the way.

Budweiser Clydesdale Team at Made In ...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

This weekend, the Ben Franklin Parkway came alive with the Budweiser ...

Updated: Nov 27, 2014 4:22pm PST

A Night To Forget Model Shoot : They went out lovely for a night on the town and woke up not quite so pretty or nice....

Where am I ?

What did I do ?

In the spirit of " Trash The Dress "

the models went  Anti-Formal

Hair flattened, matted, wet and blown out.

Makeup running, eyelashes missing, and lipstick smudged.

Dresses torn, soiled, ripped and falling off.

This was't  pretty but it sure was fun!!

A Night To Forget Model Shoot

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

They went out lovely for a night on the town and woke up not quite so ...

Updated: Nov 26, 2014 12:14pm PST

Night Views of Philadelphia : I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.  ~Vincent Van Gogh

Night Views of Philadelphia

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored tha ...

Updated: Nov 10, 2014 2:05pm PST

Grafitti Bridge Views : 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.

Grafitti Bridge Views

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

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

Updated: Nov 09, 2014 1:27pm PST

Philly Scenics around town : All that is Philly

Philly Scenics around town

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

All that is Philly

Updated: Nov 07, 2014 7:25am PST

Statues and Monuments : In the city there are soo many statues...here are just a few..

Statues and Monuments

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

In the city there are soo many statues...here are just a few..

Updated: Nov 06, 2014 10:25am PST

Mummers Parade 2011 in Philadelphia, PA : Mummers tradition dates back to 400 BC and the Roman Festival of Saturnalias where Latin laborers marched in masks throughout the day of satire and gift exchange.  This included Celtic variations of “trick-or-treat” and Druidic noise-making to drive away demons for the new year.  Reports of rowdy groups “parading” on New Years day in Philadelphia date back before the revolution.  Prizes were offered by merchants in the late 1800′s.  January 1, 1901 was the first “official” parade offered about $1,725 in prize money from the city.

The Mummers parade is a celebration of the New Year but is serious business in Philadelphia.  Clubs work on the costumes and practice all year for their one day in the sun (…wind, rain or snow).  There are many lively discussions over the scoring by the judges and adherence to the complicated set of rules the marchers must follow when being judged.  String Bands are judged on their musical presentation as well as the costumes.  Seeing and hearing a String Band performing live in the parade is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Comic clubs tradition from ancient Greek god Momus who was the personification of mockery, blame, ridicule, scorn, raillery and stinging criticism.  Momus was expelled from heaven for his/her criticisms and ridicule of the gods.  The comic clubs continue to raise controversy over these themes they use in the parade that make fun of current issues and news stories such as issues involving religion, ethnicity, and feminism.  Many Mummers parade controversies over polices, such as the exclusion of women and the use of black-face, lasted many years.

The outdoor parade was postponed in 2003, the first time in 13 years .  There have been 22 weather-related postponements  since 1922.  There was no parade in 1919 due to WW1 and in 1934 due to the depression and the lack of prize money.

Mummers Parade 2011 in Philadelphia, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Mummers tradition dates back to 400 BC and the Roman Festival of Satur ...

Updated: Oct 28, 2014 3:01pm PST

Azalea Garden..Fairmount Park Commission : This picturesque gateway to Fairmount Park's famous Boathouse Row area is certainly a beautiful place to visit. One of the most popular public spaces in the Philadelphia area, it attracts families, recreational walkers and garden lovers. Countless wedding ceremonies too have been set against its beautiful backdrop.<br />
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In 1952, the Azalea Garden was donated to Fairmount Park. Since 1989 it has been restored on several occasions with joint partnerships involving the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Fairmount Park Commission.<br />
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Located on the magnificent grounds of Philadelphia's Museum of Art, it's Philadelphia's most recognized garden with over four acres of luminous plantings. 150 different species of azaleas and rhododendrons intermingle with irises, tulips, sycamores, oaks and hundreds of blooming annuals and perennials.

Azalea Garden..Fairmount Park Commission

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

This picturesque gateway to Fairmount Park's famous Boathouse Row area ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2014 11:25am PST