Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

I don’t know about you, but my yesterday was a very busy one, starting off with a 2.2 mile walk home in 95F degree weather at 7 am after dropping off the van for an oil change. Then it was on to working on things for my parents’ estate and so on. Suffice it to say it was a busy morning and early afternoon. So let’s sit down for a moment for some coffee, or tea if you prefer, at on of La Colombe’s Philadelpia locations. You won’t find any frou frou drinks here (think frappuccinos), just really good coffee and basic coffee/espresso drinks. Of course there are treats as well and the even better news is that the high for Philly was only about 84F rather than 115 here! So we can enjoy a sit-down and hot drink.

The day ended beautifully as I glanced out the back windows after hearing thunder and saw this. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any rain but it certainly looked like someplace did, so that’s good news.

My day tomorrow includes grocery shopping and finding some papers for estate business, possibly some cleaning and starting to pack for my trip to Wyoming. But I’ll work in some reading and certainly a pot of tea. What’s going on in your Tuesday?

I’ve run out of relatively current doors so I’m going dumpster archive diving to Philadelphia, a city that always provides interesting doors. I’ve got a little of everything so everyone can hopefully find something s/he likes: wooden doors, metalwork, a side door, stonework, interesting windows, and more. What’s more eclectic than that? 🙂 Alas, I have no history for any of these doors but feel free to make up your own. Philly’s been around for many years, so you have a lot of choices.

The door and windows all present attractive glass and a bay window look always appeals to me.

Oh that all security would be this beautiful!

Flowers and vegetation make for a friendly look and take away the feel of being in a big city at least a little bit.

Thursday Doors 4.7.22

One Word Sunday 2.27.22

Life in Colour: orange

Six Word Saturday Oct. 30

#PastSquares: bright

Some years ago we were in Philadelphia for our younger daughter’s graduation from art school. Our very nice hotel had golden walls, probably paid for by the not-inexpensive rates they charged, but we did have a grand time and an enormous room that served as a gathering place for the entire clan.

I remember as a child going up the down escalator, not far and not if there were people waiting. but it was fun. Looking down when you’re on a moving escalator is also fun but can be dangerously mesmerizing. Two classic escalator scenes are from “Elf” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duiRmGxeWSQ) and one of Cato in another Pink Panther movie trying to go up the escalator while wearing fake glasses that distort his vision. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find that one.

for Life in Colour: gold

Guest hostess Sofia’s theme this week is “Looking Up/Down.” Let’s look up and down in two different cities, starting by looking up in Chicago (and no, it’s not a photo of the Bean this week, although I was seriously tempted because it’s so photogenic!)

A bit further in the walk near the art museum, look down. What a contrast to what you see when looking up! Chicago and its metropolitan area do a wonderful job of providing green spaces even in the heart of the city and there are a plethora of parks, especially in DuPage county where we lived. (Isn’t “plethora” a great word?”

In Philadelphia, we can calmly look up and down in the same photo…and see the same thing, just in reverse.

That’s it for today. For all of you in the U.S., happy Labor Day. I hope you have some wonderful plans. For the est of you, I hope the same. 🙂

If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue. ~Paul Gauguin

Mural in Philadelphia

Since we’re still on yellow for Jude this week, I’m going to use this one. After all, it’s Lent, although maybe that means I should post it on Friday. 🙂 If you go to Reading Terminal Market (and that would be pronounced “Reding” not like reading a book) in downtown Philadelphia, you might stop at John Yi’s market for some fresh fish. There’s a lot more to see at the Market as well but try to avoid the weekends when you might have difficulty pushing through and lines are everywhere.

for Life in Colour: yellow

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