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    • Abandoned Church | Theresa Stigale
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2013 in Photos: Places

We have an amazing group of photographers who contribute all year long to the Eyes on the Street Flickr Group, and it’s a treat to see how Philadelphia looks through…

    • Active demolition at 40th and Sansom, December 2013
Eyes on the Street

Demolition underway for Episcopal brownstones and 40th Street M.E. Church

For more than a year we've been anticipating the leveling of the Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones at 38th and Chestnut and the razing of the former 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. And…

    • Brent Wahl
Eyes on the Street

Philly Photo Day 2013, part 2

More than 1,500 people took Philly's picture on Philly Photo Day this year. As we have for the last two years, Eyes on the Street is sharing selections…

    • Michaela McGuire
Eyes on the Street

Philly Photo Day 2013, part 1

For Philly Photo Day last month anyone and everyone was invited to take a picture in Philadelphia as part of a collective, composite portrait of our city. For the third year…

    • Reading Terminal and beyond. March 31, 1927 | (Image #7283) Aero Service Corp, courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in advance of the Rally for the Rail Park on Saturday.…

    • Inside John Grass: bench and tools
Eyes on the Street

Inside Old City's woodworking time capsule

As part of the Hidden City Festival this year, the John Grass Wood Turning Factory at 146 North 2nd Street offers visitors a look inside a workshop out of the past,…

    • The massive open entryway on Delaware Avenue
Eyes on the Street

FringeArts' conversion of pump house is progressing

The corner of Race Street and Delaware Avenue has been abuzz with construction activity for months now, as FringeArts works to convert an old High-Pressure Fire Service pump house into its…

    • silver5s
Eyes on the Street

Shiny new Silverliner Vs spotted above Penn Park

As Christine Fisher reported last week, SEPTA's (long-awaited) order of 120 Silverliner V rail cars is complete and the final cars are making their way onto regional rail lines now. Proof…

    • Philadelphia Bridge approach showing pier abutment, 1926 (Image no. 6801)
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Race Street Pier and High-Pressure Fire Service Building, 1926

For this installation in our From Above series, we head to a hot spot on the Central Delaware Waterfront for a view of the old Race Street Pier and High-Pressure Fire Service…

    • Bossone Research Center - January 12, 2013. Gary Reed.
Eyes on the Street

January and February in the (Flickr) Pool

Despite the threat of snow tomorrow it feels like we're turning a corner into spring. So today we're sharing what the city has looked like so far in 2013 through the…

    • Looking West on Market Street, August 22, 1925.  Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint.
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Looking West on Market Street, 1925

It’s been a long while since we visited Philadelphia From Above. So this week, in honor of the release of More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy…

    • PHS has started to fill its 79 trees on Broad Street from Market Street to Lombard Street with 600 wooden ornaments.
Eyes on the Street

PHS adds holiday cheer, calls attention to public landscape

During the holiday hustle on busy streets like the Avenue of the Arts, it can be easy to overlook everyday details in the built environment around you. This year the Pennsylvania…

    • Spruce Street Plaza, along Spruce Street between 33rd and 34th streets, should open this week. | courtesy of Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services
Eyes on the Street

Spruce Street Plaza set to open this week

A new green gateway to Penn's medical campus will open this week, replacing an unattractive surface parking lot that was perhaps best known for its food carts. We've been watching construction…

    • Katie Wisniewski | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Eyes on the Street

Day in the Life: Images from Philly Photo Day 2012 (part 2)

More than 1,800 people snapped Philly's picture for Philly Photo Day this year, sharing diverse depictions of an average Philadelphia day. As we did last year, Eyes on the Street is…

    • Urban Waterfall | November 3, 2012 | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in early November. Even though it's not officially winter yet, the…

    • Robert Cocozza | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Eyes on the Street

Day in the Life: Images from Philly Photo Day 2012

Over 1,800 photographs were submitted for this year's Philly Photo Day - more than double last year's participation - forming a diverse portrait of a day in the life of Philadelphia. …

    • Looking south from the new trail at Bartram's Garden to the Schuylkill River (and Sunoco beyond).
Eyes on the Street

See Bartram's Mile

Much of Lower Schuylkill’s ex-industrial landscape is rich with possibility, and perhaps no stretch is more compelling than the property adjacent to Bartram’s Garden, where the city is now planning…

Eyes on the Street

Ortlieb's: 'I'll Miss You'

Any day now we anticipate that the Ortlieb's Brew House and Stock House in Northern Liberties will be demolished. As I wrote earlier this month, the demolition comes at the hands…

Eyes on the Street

SEPTA turns Silverliner V car into "Speakeasy Silverliner"

The city’s newest underground lounge might just be on your regional rail train thanks to a partnership between SEPTA and The National Constitution Center, which wrapped the inside of one Silverliner…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Eyes on the Street

Explore Bartram's Mile

One of the big missing pieces in the city's recreational trail network is a good connection to Bartram's Garden. Thankfully that's about to change. At a series of events in the coming…

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