My Home Town


I have been traveling back to my home town of Philadelphia, PA on several occasions and while there took several pictures.  I would like to share them with everyone, so I decided to make this page with them on.



December 25, 2021


Ebony Ray Otter Fountain at Jefferson Tug on the Delaware


November 25, 2021


Allegheny SEPTA Station Woodmere Museum Germantown Meeting House


August 19, 2021


Great Train Mural Jefferson Station Engine 53 Boys at Pier 70


June 30, 2021


Spirit of Philadelphia Schuylkill Exporessway Train Yard close to 30th St Station


June 10-11, 2021


Swann Fountain at Logan Circle Nova Care Facility in South Philly Norfolk & Southern beside Columbus Blvd


February 13-14, 2021


Feral cats down by Pier 70 Pier 70 Marriott Old City


January 8 & 9, 2021


Boys on Pier 70 waiting to be fed Navy Asylum Philly's finest on horseback


December 24-25, 2020


One of the tugs at the Navy Yard Schuylkill River after the flood GlaxoSmithKline at the Navy Yard


June 13-14, 2020


North Face boarded up after violent Rally The Chart House Diner on the Delaware There's that 6ABC van again


April 12-13, 2020


Letita House Split Button on U of P Campus Bike Riders in the middle of the street


Charles Library Bell of Champanell at Temple Owl at O'Connor Plaza Temple


December 25,2019


Christmas Village in Love Park Whispering Bells Old Reading Station at 9th & Spring Garden


Horse drawn buggy rides Boys waiting to be fed Ship unloading on the Delaware


August 29-30 2019


One Liberty Observation Deck Sailboats on the Delaware from the Observation Deck Benjamin Franklin Bridge from the Observation Deck


Greater Way Bible Temple Desatroyed by fire 8/27/2019


July 6-7 2019


Ethnic parade on Erie Ave. Mariott took over our Sheraton and the rooms are too modern Just too plain, all the beautiful wood gone.


April 7-8 2019


Feeding the pigeons in center city Jr climbing the steps of the Art Museum Teaching dance in front of the Art Museum


February 16-17 2019


Oil tanker on the Delaware Chief Tamerand at Front & Market Boys lined up waiting for food


December 25 - 26 2018


City Hall all decked out for Christmas Bookbinders behind the hotel Me & the Christmas tree at City Hall


The boys waiting for food Landners Pier Tacony-Palmyra Bridge



August 29-30 2018


Gear Bench Flowers in front of the Sheraton Society Hill Trolley passing in front of the hotel.


Old wheelbarrow full of cannonballs at the Fairmount Water Works Venting steam from under the ground Ferry that sails between Philly & Camden.



July 4-5 2018

I'm entering the Schuylkill Banks Park One of the boys who came out of the river to find something to eat. Ferris Wheel at Penn's Landing


Jr. on Race Street Pier Part of the new Rail Park The Falls at East Falls


USS JFK at the Navy Yard On the parking lot wall in Manayunk The Canadians in the Schuylkill Canal


April 2018

This once beautiful church houses Belmont Academy Charter School I'm in front of the famous Melrose Diner Obelisk in front of the Sheraton Properties by the airport.


Sugar House Casino on North Delaware Ave CSX in the yard on North Delaware Ave. Wild Philly Car.


December 2017


Norfolk & Southern off Delaware Ave. Deck the Hall  Light Show Dilworth Park Roxborough High School


October 2017


"Weaving Cultures" mural on Southwark School Benjamin Franklin at FranklinTown Trolley on Girard Ave.


August 2017


6ABC's balloon at the Philadelphia Zoo Huge walking Tooth Hot Pepper at Johnny Manana's on Ridge Ave.


Me talking to Lacee on South 17th St


July 2017


Philly's Finest relaxing before the fireworks Philly's Finest watching the people leave the fireworks Falls Bridge


June 2017


One of the Valet's from the Sheraton Don Quizote Statue Back of the Art Museum


Japanese Houses in the Art Museum Armored horse and riderin the Art Museum University of Pennsylvania Hospital


February 2017


29th Ward Gold Star Mothers & Wives

Brewerytown section of Philly

Strwaberry Mansion Green Countrie Town


December 2016


Me in front of Little Sicily II Pizza Christmas Tree in front of the Sheraton Society Hill Christmas Tree inside the Sheraton


Christmas Tree at Dilworth Park Dilworth Skate Rink Merry Go Round inside City Hall


October 2016


Tanker on the Delaware River Franz Schubert in Fairmount Park Obama on El support at 52nd St Station


Trolley on Lancaster Ave, WXPN University of Pennsylvania's radio Station. Huge crane hanging over Chestnut St.


My Birthday August 29, 2016


Walnut St walk-over to Penn's Landing Independence Visitors Center Bookbinders on Walnut St behind the hotel.


Philly at night (JFK Blvd.) Divine Lorraine Hotel South Street Harbor Park


Philly July 2016


Jules & Brandon at the Sheraton Massachusetts Donkey at the Sheraton Me and a statue of Kwan Yin on South 4th St.


USS JFK at the Navy Yard Rowers on the Schuylkill River Chuck eating a steak salad at Outback


 June 2016


Angel at the front desk in the Sheraton Society Hill Lobby of the Sheraton Society Hill Ten Ten Chinese Restaurant on Race St.


Municipal Services Building on JFK Blvd McDonalds on Arch & Board Twin Buildings


 March 2016


The Immigration Building North 6th St. Between Race & Arch

Me at the Viet Nam Memorial


"The Stroll" on South St. over I95 A Seagull waiting for something to eat. A Tug on the Delaware River


 December 2015


Street Drummers at Dilworth Park Skating at Dilworth Park Christmas Tree at LOVE Park


Me at Race Street Pier Me holding the statue hand of Frank Rizzo Walnut St at Night


Philly for my birthday, August 28,29 & 30 2015


Lacee from the Sheraton Birthday present from Lacee & Angel Our Favorite Pizzeria


Mindi Abair Concert at Penn's Landing Ukee Washington  (KYW) & Michael Tozzi (WJJZ) Mindi Abair


LOVE Park Boathouse Row Fairmount Water Works



On June 27 and 28 we were in the city for the coming of the Tall Ships


Philadelphia Electric Delaware Plant Downtown Philly Postal Museum


Tall Ship 1 Tall Ship 2 Tall Ship 3


Dredge McFarland Paddle Ducks South Street Park



Here's more pictures we took on Christmas 2014.


We stayed at the Sheraton Society Hill Fantastic lobby in the Sheraton Drexel University


Christmas Tree inside City Hall Dilworth Park Skating Rink Welcome Park founded by William Penn


Downtown Philly bicycle Police Officer USS New Jersey from our window



 Pictures on my birthday August 29 2014.


"The Link" Navy Yard City Hall Cornerstone



US Coast Guard 250th Memorial Benjamin Franklin's Grave William Penn's Prayer



CSX running through center city Benjamin Franklin Carpenter Statue The Mint



Valerie Simpson Concert at Penn's Landing



These pictures were taken Fourth of July weekend 2008.



Penn's Landing Entrance

 USS Carney home from 4 years deployment.

Fountains at Penn's Landing



Liberty Bell USS New Jersey docked in the harbor Independence Hall



Fountain at Love Park Me & Chcuk Rodin Museum



Chuck in front of Eastern State Penitnetiary Cellblock 7 Al Capone's Cell



Chief Justice John Maeshall behind the Art Museum Famous Rocky Statue at the Art Museum



WJJZm my favorite jazz station at Penn's Landing Action News Mobile unit at Penn's Landing



Boyz II Men at Penn's Landing.
With 25,000 people in attendance, it was hard to get close to them.


More older pictures on Page 2


Michael Tozzi from WJJZ has this excellent internet jazz station, give it a listen.



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