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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: Jul 20, 2014 6:33pm PST

Kelly Drive Scenics in Philly, PA : Kelly Drive is a winding 4 mile road along the Schuylkill River from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the neighborhood of East Falls, Philadelphia where it connects with Lincoln Dr.

Formerly known as East River Drive, it was renamed "Kelly Drive" in the 1980s to honor John B. Kelly, Jr., a Philadelphia City Councilman, Olympic rower, and the brother of Grace Kelly. On Kelly Drive, a statue of Kelly's father, rower John B. Kelly, Sr., has been placed at the grandstand near the national racecourse finish line. Along Kelly Drive is a multi-use recreational trail that is part of Fairmount Park.

Kelly Drive Scenics in Philly, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Kelly Drive is a winding 4 mile road along the Schuylkill River from t ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2014 7:48am PST

Philly Scenics around town : All that is Philly

Philly Scenics around town

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

All that is Philly

Updated: Jul 02, 2014 2:08pm PST

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

Statues and Monuments

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

In Philadelphia there are soo many statues...here are just a few..

Updated: Jun 17, 2014 9:03am PST

Broad Street Fair in Philadelphia, PA : This busy Saturday marked the end of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts which was celebrated with an enormous street fair on South Broad Street. Everything you could imagine from street performers to live music to Ferris wheels were there. It was a beautiful day that was enjoyed by all .

Broad Street Fair in Philadelphia, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

This busy Saturday marked the end of the Philadelphia International Fe ...

Updated: May 20, 2014 9:22am PST

Anger At Wall Street Reaches Philadelphia, PA : Occupy Philly members gathered at City Hall Thursday to begin their sleep-in..Attendees ranged from college students to Vietnam Veterans...

Anger At Wall Street Reaches Philadel...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Occupy Philly members gathered at City Hall Thursday to begin their sl ...

Updated: May 20, 2014 8:59am 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: May 19, 2014 8:49am 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: May 19, 2014 6:16am 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: May 19, 2014 5:53am PST