Saturday, April 17, 2010

West Philly, Yo

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‘Once you choose hope, anything's possible.’

~Christopher Reeve

53 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

OMWord. I have been so out of it. I love your headers. So cool! I totally want some like that. You Rock the camera. YOur dad's face is so sweet.
Awesome Pictures of West Philly.
Why do I want to keep singing the theme song to Fresh Prince of Bel Air?

Puna said...

I really get a taste of your wonderful environment. Great photos!

Jason, as himself said...

Some of these places are where you work, right?

Great photos, as usual, although not quite so cheery.

No Princesses Here said...

Wow. Your photography is stunningly beautiful! It's just amazing.

Thanks for visiting my blog! It's very nice to meet you too!

Sarah said...

Um, HELLO?!?! These are INCREDIBLE!!! You are an amazing photographer :)

Jaina said...

Wow, these are great pictures! I've never been to Philly, it looks like it has a lot of history and stories to tell. I LOVE that church shot...I'm rather partial to big cathedrals and churches.

PS - I really like your changing header images...awesome pictures. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Frau said...

You seem to find the beauty no matter where you are. Every city has a story and this is no exception. I love you pictures as always. Happy Sunday to you and your family.

Mark said...

Girl, you made West Philly look good! Can you do the same for me?
Your Friend, m.

momentsofwhimsy said...

I love getting to see such cool pics of city that I may never get to see in real life. You are a great photographer girl!

Cate

Marilyn said...

Wow, your pictures are amazing. You could do a book. What lovely old buildings. You even made trash look arty.

Cinner said...

The pictures are awesome. I love the old church and the quote is wonderful with it. take care. have a great day.

Multiple personalities.. said...

You really take some wonderful photos! I've never been to West Philly, but something tells me you capture it so well. Wonderful!

Brian Miller said...

you capture a lot of the character of the city in these spectacular shots...love the one of the shopping cart...

Grandma J said...

Your photos of West Philly tell a story with a ton of history.
You are so amazing at capturing a feeling like no one else can.

Love you guys

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Wow these pictures are AMAZING Girl!!!
Love this post!
The church is Breathtaking!
Have a Lovely Sunday!

Julie said...

when we lived there, my husband and I always dreamed of buying and restoring one... they are sooooo beautiful, but the neighborhoods are just not that great, unfortunately... but the communities are amazing.

4 Lettre Words said...

That church capture is amazing!

Happy Sunday, friend!!

AHS Class of 1980 said...

Wow.That's something else. I really love the mural shot.

What's with all the tires?!

TechnoBabe said...

The picture of the tires makes me want to start collecting old tires and recycling into sandals or art.
The church with the light going in circles across it is inviting. The artwork on the brick wall is beautiful work. Someone wants to keep control of "their" shopping cart, huh.
The quote by Christopher Reeve made my lump in my throat bigger.

Kristina P. said...

Very, very cool!

Spencer L Casey said...

Beautiful and painful at the same time. Ah, man, my heart hurts seeing this for two completely opposite reasons.

Have a good Sunday.

Cheers,

SLC

Katie said...

Amazing captures! Thanks for sharing your city with us.
Have a great sunday,
Katie

Busy Bee Suz said...

I soooo love that quote.
Your photos are amazing...sad, beautiful and amazing.

Jillien said...

These were some incredible photographs. Unbelievable. And the quote is perfection. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us today. Your blog is truly a treasure!

JM

Mighty M said...

Such beauty, but also some sadness in knowing how rough life is for some out there...

Sonya said...

I love visiting you on sundays..my day is complete now:) Is the Communal Global contest over?

Amanda said...

you capture the light so beautifully! Amazing photos!

Los said...

Well said ... The churches are beautiful in West Philly. People and neighbors need to start caring!

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

Since I live on a farm I always love visiting your blog for a trip to somewhere so completely different! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

BLOGitse said...

Lady, you rock!
Great shots...

Happy SIMC from Casablanca!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

May said...

Your Sunday is one of the best!!!! Great pics!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yo, you have a great eye. You captured East Philly beautifully.

Thanks,
jj

Angela said...

Great photos! love them! I visited Philly when I was 20 and living in Pennsylvania. I think I saw Phantom of the Opera there> Excuse my ignorance but is that where the Liberty Bell is??
Anyway...great photos and oh that smile from your boy makes me melt!

Unknown Mami said...

In response to the quote: I hope so.

The pictures are sobering.

Beverley Baird said...

Fantastic quote and photos!

Jen said...

wow!! perfect quote! Your eye is amazing.

Isn't it interesting how beauty can come out of unexpected places, it is all over and all around us!

brainella said...

All those colors. Love it. Those shots of the church are wonderful; I love the architecture of big churches. Nothing like it.

lizcooper said...

oh my goodness. I simply LOVE these! They really touch my heart and they say SOOOO much without actually saying a word. Fantastic!

Baloney said...

I can't get Fresh Prince out of my head now. Thanks for that. :)
You are an amazing photographer.

Erin said...

You see such sad pics and then there is a church, a sense of hope! I so love your pics!

TKW said...

Wow. There are so many contrasts, so many complexities in this array of photos.

Brooke said...

Great pictures!!! And it looks an awful lot like Detroit.

Tiffany said...

wonderful pictures! The textures, colors and just the environment, you really brought out the feel of the city. Love the sun flare one especially!

Dawn said...

you make me hope for hope...

Julie said...

Your photos are amazing! Love your blog!

what i would have worn... said...

Didn't the Fresh Prince come from here? I'm trying to sing the theme song right now... yes I believe he did. These little connections are exciting for us foreigners.

Raymonde said...

Hi, love the pictures, I know I am a bit behind with the comments but I was away and I am trying to catch up with blogland.

Thank you for your visit and comments. Take care. xxx

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Looks a little "rough"!

So do you look to see what time it is so you can make a turn at that light? Weird!

angie said...

These pictures are stunning. I felt like as I looked at each one I could see a story.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Sometimes hope is all we have. Great post Becky.
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Tracey Axnick said...

You are an amazing photographer, my dear. And looking at that first photo.... HOPE would be the thing you'd have to cling to....

These Three Kings said...

Hope indeed!!! Beautiful pictures!! I know the LORD can restore such streets!! Your blog is amazing! I cant wait to read more!! Thanks for stoppin by mine :)

Nicole

sylvie said...

I just came across your blog by coincidence and had to leave you this note. TY so much for your wonderful storytelling photos...it is not that there aren't others around taking great pics but yours have been touching me in a special way. Even in the sadest places they seem to shine with hope and love.
Sorry for my bad English :)
Hugs from overseas