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Mr. Townsend the Violinist

Meet Mr. Charles Townsend, Violinist – Fiddler.  He was playing Christmas tunes in the Love Park yesterday.  I wish I would have thought to get a video of him playing.  His music was GREAT!

 

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Side Street Sunday

My visit to Love Park and City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Click on the links to learn about the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

One little know fact about the Love Park statue is that actor Kevin Bacon’s father was involved in its creation/planning.

Click to learn more about the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Pictures taken with Samsung Note 4 and Sony @65

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WP Photo Challenge: Warmth

Today my cousin Michael and I went to Philadelphia, PA to take some pictures for my “Side Street Sunday” post.  On our way to Love park we stopped on a random street to take some shots and this young lady started smiling for my cousins camera or maybe just for Michael.

She totally fits this weeks WP Photo Challenge – Warmth.  Here in NJ/PA the weather was in the low 50’s.  Was it a nice day?  Yes it was a beautiful day here, but definitely not warm enough for shorts and flip-flops.

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Side Street Sunday (5)

Today I ventured just outside  Philadelphia, PA for my Side Street Sunday.  

On Lincoln Drive there is a park that I have always wanted to explore, Wissahickon Valley Park.  The hiking trail in the park is slightly more than 5 miles and today I walked at least 2 miles (my legs will be hurting tomorrow).

What always caught my eye with this park is the massive bridge.  The official name of the bridge is Wissahickon Memorial Bridge but it is more commonly known as the Henry Avenue Bridge.  

Looking up some of the history it says that the bridge had 24 hour police patrol to make sure hat no one committed suicide.  According to a newspaper clipping the women were not allowed to cross the bridge alone. They had to ride in the side car of the police motorcycle.

I was not able to get a good shot of the bridge, here are the arches and the columns.

While in the park I noticed that there are a lot of trees that seem to be growing out of the rocks (boulders).

And finally here is the Wissahickon Creek.

 

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What a little bit of make-up can do…

 

Without any makeup

Without any makeup

Dolled up a bit

Dolled up a bit

Mr. Keebler lives at Longwood Gardens!

I found Mr. Keebler and the Keebler Elves home!  While walking around the beautiful grounds of Longwood Gardens, I spotted this large old tree.  It was a big old tree that had to be more than a 100 years old.  It was HUGE.  I could not fit the whole tree in a picture.

At the base of the tree you could see the large roots going into the ground and you just know that the root system has to be at least 30 feet or more out.  Remember that a trees root system is twice the distance of the branches that extend out.  As I examined the roots, I noticed an indentation in the base of the tree.  It was a doorway.  

My imagination began to run wild as if I was about 8 years old again.  It popped into my head about Mr. Keebler.  The elf that lives and works in a tree.  Could this be his home and workshop? 

 

 

 

 Longwood Gardens is a beautiful place.  It was once the private estate of Pierre S. du Pont.    According to the records of the Garden he purchased the property to save trees that were scheduled to be cut down and used for lumber (is this one of the trees that he saved?)

This is just one of the beautiful wonders in my back yard.  I will be posting more pictures from Longwood Gardens.  I have over 700 to review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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