• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Lens: Inside FGS Gems on Jewelers' Row

It’s been about six weeks since news broke that the Toll Brothers wanted to build a 16-story story condo tower on…

Conventions past: Republican National Conventions in Philly, 1900, 1940 and 1948 in pictures

As Philadelphia prepares to host the Democratic National Convention next week, we're taking a look back at conventions held in the…

Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the…

Wayback Machines: Philly's early double-decker buses

Not too long ago, we ran a pair of Streetsplainers on double-decker buses, first explaining why SEPTA doesn’t use them today…

Back to the Future: Open Streets in Philly, 1971

During a segment on Marty Moss-Coane’s Radio Times show in October about the Open Streets Philly campaign*, a woman called in…

Lens: Park(ing) Day 2015

Last Friday about 50 temporary parks replaced in-street parking spaces around town. It was Philly's eighth annual Park(ing) Day, part of…

Spotted: New street furniture on 'King of Jeans' pedestrian plaza

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what caught our attention this week: Back in April, Taylor…

LENS: Liberty for Independence Day

Happy Independence Day, Streeters. We're taking a long weekend and to celebrate we close out this week with a dip into…

LENS: Dilworth Park

The keen-eyed members of our Flickr group seem captivated by the new Dilworth Park – from its swooping glassy transit entrances…

SPOTTED: Dilworth Park, Mormon towers, La Colombe, copper domes

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Dilworth Plaza to Park Construction…

Spotted: Divine illumination, barge oasis, Customs House reveal

Our eyes are ever-peeled for interesting sights and sites. This week these three caught our attention: DIVINE LORRAINE ILLUMINATED On Tuesday…

Explore the Reading Viaduct with Unusual Spaces [video]

If you’ve never explored the Reading Railroad right of way – either above ground on the 9th Street viaduct or below…

Peek at La Peg coming soon to FringeArts

Where Race Street meets the Delaware River we're seeing an important demonstration of what the future of the Central Delaware Waterfront…

Sound and the City: Nick Spitzer on Philadelphia

Consider the musical soundscape of Philadelphia. From City Hall’s clock tower to a drumline on impromptu parade. What a city sounds…

Deep Freeze: January in the Flickr Pool

January’s wintery blasts, bombogenesis, and polar vortices have been brutal, but the weather has been a boon for beautiful and moody photography.…

Happy 2014 from the middle of Broad Street

Happy New Year to all! Here's the view from the middle of Broad Street yesterday as string bands like Hegeman performed,…

2013 in Photos: In Motion

This week we've been looking back at 2013 in pictures. We've focused on places, faces, and today's slideshow features the city…

2013 in Photos: Faces

On Monday we featured a slideshow of Philly places as seen by our mighty fine clan of Eyes on the Street…

2013 in Photos: Places

We have an amazing group of photographers who contribute all year long to the Eyes on the Street Flickr Group,…

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