Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Bookstore Tourism Philadelphia

It took a big leap of faith for the New York City bookshop Shakespeare & Co to open a branch in the high rent Philadelphia Center City Rittenhouse Square neighborhood two years ago. Somehow they’ve managed to hang on during these crazy … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have To Listen To Oprah

I don’t think that I’ve ever actually read O, the Oprah Magazine, but I recently heard about an issue that featured “17 Black-owned bookstores in America that amplify the best in literature.” It also recommended the favorite bookshops of renowned … Continue reading

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Virtually Macabre in Philly

Like many folks self-isolating these days, I have been spending way too much time on virtual video tours. I have taken train rides through the Swiss Alps, long car journeys around New Zealand, hikes in Icelands, and much more. Some … Continue reading

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Cover the Walls with Hope

Recently a new multi-artist street art project called Fill the Walls with Hope has popped-up on walls and boarded up windows across Philadelphia. Organized by Mark Strandquist and created with submissions from local Philadelphia and national artists, the project incorporates … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Story

This past week, Philadelphia has used a number of those plywood panels on boarded up businesses around the city to post messages of gratitude to Philly’s essential workers. The project is from the tourism folks at Visit Philly, who created … Continue reading

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What Every Traveler Needs

One thing that all travelers have in common is the need to find toilet facilities in a timely manner. These days, even when one can discover convenient facilities, a numerical code is necessary to use the bathroom. Then there is … Continue reading

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Street Smart

Andrei Kashcha’s City Roads tool will draw you a map of just the roads in any city around the world. Beware map geeks: Down the rabbit hole.  

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This Is The Sign You Have Been Looking For

Word on the street Philadelphia:  

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American Voyageur

Few American writers have achieved the cultural impact of Herman Melville, author of the eternal classic Moby-Dick, yet he died unrecognized by his contemporaries for his genius. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Melville’s birth, Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library has … Continue reading

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Ghost Ship

For the month of October, a Ghost Ship can be found on the Delaware River at Race Street Pier  on the Philadelphia waterfront. The Ghost Ship is a project created by artists Biangle Studio, curator Ryan Strand Greenberg, and the Delaware River … Continue reading

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