Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reason #21 (Hidden Superheroes)

 I hope that every morning, the owner of this garage pulls her/his car out, takes a moment to watch Batman lower into place, and thinks, It's going to be a Super day.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Reason #20 (Potential)

Confession: This post is a stretch of the theme of this blog, but worthy, none the less.

One of the goals of this blog for me was to see the beauty and uniqueness of my adopted home.  It guides me to see through a positive lens and to hopefully encourage others to do the same.

A recurring thought, though, that I often have is about POTENTIAL.  Why is this space/lot/whatever this dirty?  Abandoned? Destroyed?  What could it be instead? A park? A row of shops? A school building? And most prominently in my head is Why isn't it any of those things? Who are the owners? Is it the city? Why aren't they making the best of this space?
Just behind CAPA, the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (Boyz II Men's alma mater) on a prominent intersection south of the main business district is this space. Broken asphalt. Weeds. Trash. Forgotten.

The truth is, I'm sure it's not forgotten.  There have been rumors.  The latest is that Wegmans would develop it, but those rumors are not grounded on anything, apparently.

What does the community need?

Whatever the plans are, someone make it beautiful! Useful!  Don't you see the potential?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Reason #19 (Neighborhood Quirks)

I'm thinking that if I just focus on capturing one or two single images that show the details of this city, and less on grandiose novel-sized posts, I'll be a more frequent blogger.  Let's see...

These images are from way back around Halloween but warrant their own moment in the spotlight.  This building usually showcases what seemed to be a permanent clock tower, but showed its true colors this fall as a spot for seasonal decor.

                                 It has since returned to its time-telling duties, but I wonder what next season will bring?