A Peek Into South Street


Since I’m forever sharing the beautiful areas of this city, I thought I’d expose you to a different view.

Today I would like to share some photographs and insight about a particular area in Philadelphia.

South Street.

South Street is an east-west street forming the southern border of the Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia and the northern border for the neighborhoods of South Philadelphia.

I honestly have to say that South Street is not a place I frequent in Philly because it primarily caters to tourists and college students, with its T-shirt stores, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.

It's just one BIG partying area at night.

Yet, South Street has an interesting feel to it because it’s completely different from any other area in Philadelphia, which is primarily known for its stunningly beautiful and grand architecture.

South Street on the other hand, shall I say, is a bit more on the trashy side.

But even in its trashiness, it still has its own unique kind of flair.

That’s one of the things I love about cities (particularly older cities) – because they usually contain strong and blatant elements of beauty and rawness.

Like life. Life can be both beautiful and raw.

So allow me to give you a peek into South Street.

Please enjoy…


A view down South Street from 6th Street.


Woo! Woo! A place to learn pole dance fitness! And just think, being a man, I’ve already got my own POLE. So all I’d have to do is bring it to class and start dancing around it.

*I'm curious to know if this place has a back room where they sell dirty magazines and condoms?


Platform shoes I saw in a store window. Hey, I bet these are the exercise shoes everyone wears at Got Pole.


An old and dilapidated apartment building. I hope the interior looks a little bit better than the EXTERIOR.


Isn’t this cool? A tropical scene painting on the front of a building.


Lorenzo and Sons, a Philadelphia family owned business, which unfortunately closed back in June 2012, due to a fire. However, they have plans of reopening. They had the BEST pizza!


This used to be a store called, Zipperhead (a punk rock boutique), which closed its doors back in 2005.

*Probably because of the LARGE ant infestation.

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Thanks so much for taking this little tour down South Street!

Have a marvi Monday everyone!

63 comments

  1. Interesting shots, Ron, as always. It is a shame that a once elegant area is allowed to sink into dilapidation. Even though attempts are made to brighten things up I find they can never get back to the original. But maybe they don't want to, after all life moves on! The zipper effect and the ants on the last house kind of spooked me... who would want to live or work in a place like that...lol.


    I decided to buy a new camera so that I could take decent pictures, but just as I decided the chain of camera shops closed down. Can you credit that. eh? I'm not sure about buying such things on line.


    Hope you have a good week. Happy Monday.

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  2. That certainly is a different side to the Philly you have shown us previously, still interesting though Ron. I'd like to learn Pole dancing but I think I might fall on my head. LOL

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  3. I've never been a huge fan of South Street. There are a few really good restaurants but I usually steered clear of it when we lived there. Loved the colors in those shoes. It is fun to focus on things like that in a photograph. Next time, I think you should stop by Penn for a photo op.

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  4. Well that was an enjoyable tour, Ron! You really captured the more gritty side. I'm with Valerie on the ant building. Creepy, because I detest ants, but very cool. I wonder where Lorenzo's head went? And a bit braggy on the pole, Ron, but I guess if you've got it, you can flaunt it!

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  5. Rob LenihanJanuary 14, 2013

    Great photos, Ron! I feel like got a guided tour without every leaving my desk! I love those great old buildings; they're living pieces of history. And it's great when artists can take a rundown old place and turn it into a giant piece of art. Excellent work, buddy, now go take some pole dancing classes! Take care!

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  6. Oh, but what gorgeous architecture. Definitely in need of some TLC, but wow what it must have been in its day!
    I appreciate the wander you took--there are places I wander that make people fear for my safety. LOL But I'm a curious soul. And sometimes oblivious to the circumstances around me. Worth the wander. Toting a camera--maybe not so smart in some of those places--but still worth the wander. I've taken some wrong turns in my life that have given me wonderful memories. Took a photo of an awesome rose in Arizona--cuz the mom told the 'bit scary' son I could. LOL Yeah--it was one of those times that I was GLAD to have the camera as an excuse for being where I was.


    Excellent photos, sir. I've missed those upclose shots of your world!

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  7. Hi Ronnie,
    How are ya, buddy?
    Now, do I remember South street? What a compromising question but, Oh Yes I do. Do I like I? No, I don't. We had the bottom end of S St near where we had our b&b during our visit. But, it had restaurants & bars on that side. There was an Irish boutique down on that end that I adore, too.
    I remember your post about pole dancing with the Pussy cat doll's music so, be careful of that place, hon! You won't be able to stop yourself on flaming pink platforms :)
    I have to admit that S St was interesting for the weird windows and shops. Philly has the best murals- I love 'em!
    BTW- The dilapidated building makes me think of my grandparent's old quarter, in Kensington. I did google earth and the address where my Grandad was born is looking just as sad as that one. :(. With newspapered windows, to boot...
    Big hugs to you & to Love city.
    xoxo

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  8. That's an interesting side of town!
    Got pole? That's crazy!
    The last building is just wild! It should have zipped up (instead of closing up!)to keep out the ant infestation!

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  9. Well that was an enjoyable tour, Ron! You really captured the more gritty side. I'm with Valerie on the ant building. Creepy, because I detest ants, but very cool. I wonder where Lorenzo's head went? And a bit braggy on the pole, Ron, but I guess if you've got it, you can flaunt it!

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  10. Good morning Valerie~

    " It is a shame that a once elegant area is allowed to sink into dilapidation. Even though attempts are made to brighten things up I find they can never get back to the original. But maybe they don't want to, after all life moves on!"

    I agree. Philly has way of allowing certain areas to just dilapidate. They seem take care in the upkeep of their historical areas/buildings, but there are a lot areas they just let go.

    "The zipper effect and the ants on the last house kind of spooked me... who would want to live or work in a place like that...lol."

    HAHAHHAHAHHA! I know isn't it SPOOKY????

    " I'm not sure about buying such things on line."



    I'm exactly the same way. I don't mind doing the research about a camera online, but when I'm ready to purchase, I feel more comfortable going into a store and talking to a live person.


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have grrrrrrreat week!

    X

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  11. Good morning Pearl~


    Thank you. I wanted give you ladies and gents a different few of Philadelphia.


    " I'd like to learn Pole dancing but I think I might fall on my head. LOL"


    HAHHAHAHAHHA! Yeah, I think I would too!


    Have a wonderful week, m'dear, and thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  12. Hey there Jen~

    "I've never been a huge fan of South Street. There are a few really good restaurants but I usually steered clear of it when we lived there."

    Ditto! I don't mind the lower part of South Street (down by 2nd Street), but upper and mid are just not appealing to me.

    " Loved the colors in those shoes."

    Aren't those shoes WILD???

    " Next time, I think you should stop by Penn for a photo op."



    I'm about due to visit Penn. I usually try to get there in Fall to capture the colorful leaves along the campus, but this year I just didn't have the time. I may go back at the end of this month.


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a faaaaaabulous week!

    X

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  13. Hey there Rob~

    Aw, thanks...glad you enjoyed the tour.

    "And it's great when artists can take a rundown old place and turn it into a giant piece of art."

    I agree, there is something so COOL about that!

    " now go take some pole dancing classes!"



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, I signed up for a class which starts tomorrow, but I gotta stop by that shoe store and pick up a pair of those SHOES first - Bwhahahahahhhaha!


    Have a SUPA' weekend, buddy, and thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  14. Hiya Suzi~

    "Got pole? That's crazy!"

    Yes, Isn't it CRAZY? As soon as I saw it, I CRACKED UP!!!

    "The last building is just wild! It should have zipped up (instead of closing up!)to keep out the ant infestation!"



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! After the store closed, they moved their location into another store, but it just doesn't have the same impact as the other location did.


    Always great seeing ya, Suzi. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  15. Hey there Bijoux~

    Thank you, my friend, glad you enjoyed my crazy tour.

    " I'm with Valerie on the ant building. Creepy, because I detest ants, but very cool. I wonder where Lorenzo's head went?"

    When I first saw that building, it felt like I was in the movie, "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" because I felt so little standing next to those HUGE ants! And it's that funny about Lorenzo's head? It's GONE.

    "And a bit braggy on the pole, Ron, but I guess if you've got it, you can flaunt it!"



    Bwhahahahahahaha! No, I swear, I wasn't bragging. I just meant because I'm a man....I've already got my own POLE :)


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a terrific week!

    X

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  16. Bonjour Barb~

    " We had the bottom end of S St near where we had our b&b during our visit. But, it had restaurants & bars on that side. There was an Irish boutique down on that end that I adore, too."

    Yes, as I shared in my comment to Jen, I really like the lower part of South Street (where you were). It's the upper and mid section I'm not very keen on.

    "I remember your post about pole dancing with the Pussy cat doll's music so, be careful of that place, hon! You won't be able to stop yourself on flaming pink platforms :)"

    Bwhahahahahhahha! OMG...that CRACKED ME UP, Barb!!!

    " Philly has the best murals- I love 'em!"

    Yes, don't they? And also the mosaics!

    "BTW- The dilapidated building makes me think of my grandparent's old quarter, in Kensington. I did google earth and the address where my Grandad was born is looking just as sad as that one."



    I know, isn't that sad? Also where my mother grew up (Germantown), is the same way. It's looks like a war zone.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a great week!


    X to you and D!

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  17. Hiya Mel~

    "Oh, but what gorgeous architecture. Definitely in need of some TLC, but wow what it must have been in its day!"

    You're right, in its day it was stunning. That area is the first area of Philadelphia that was built, so its the most rundown. It was originally the 'garment district' of the city.

    "I appreciate the wander you took--there are places I wander that make people fear for my safety. LOL But I'm a curious soul. And sometimes oblivious to the circumstances around me. Worth the wander. Toting a camera--maybe not so smart in some of those places--but still worth the wander."



    I'm with you, Mel, I'm a curious soul (Libra thing perhaps?). I like to go into areas that are not always the most popular areas because there different and unique.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. I will be posting more photos within the month, because now that I'm not working, I have more time to wander the city; snapping photos. Perhaps even NYC!


    Have a super week!


    (((((((( You ))))))))

    X

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  18. Ron, this was such an interesting photo post. I love the grittiness of the area. That photo of the ants is so creepy, but so unique at the same time. Really artistic.


    And of course you made me laugh my butt off at your Got POLE reference. Only you, Ron. Only you.


    Have a wonderful week, Ron.

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  19. Hola Denise~

    "That photo of the ants is so creepy, but so unique at the same time. Really artistic."

    My same thoughts exactly. It's like a piece of art! I love especially love the zipper effect. Too cool!

    "And of course you made me laugh my butt off at your Got POLE reference. Only you, Ron. Only you."

    Tee, hee...aren't I bad?

    Always fab to see ya, girl. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super week!

    X

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  20. My skin crawls just looking at the ants on the building. I'll admit, it is pretty creative, though. I love old buildings, dilapidated or not. They just have so much character and, one would think, stories to tell.


    And ghosts, one would also think.


    You should do some paranormal investigating in some of these older buildings, Ron! Now THAT would make for a good blog post.

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  21. Howdy Mark~

    "My skin crawls just looking at the ants on the building. I'll admit, it is pretty creative, though"

    I know, it's both CREEPY and creative, isn't it?

    " I love old buildings, dilapidated or not. They just have so much character and, one would think, stories to tell."

    Amen! Love the character that older buildings have.

    "You should do some paranormal investigating in some of these older buildings, Ron! Now THAT would make for a good blog post."

    Thanks for the idea, Mark, because Philadelphia is notorious for its ghosts!

    Have a super day, buddy, and thanks for stopping by!

    X to you and Tara!

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  22. Jay of The Depp EffectJanuary 14, 2013

    Oh wow .. well, the first couple of pictures could be any of a number of large cities, including London, but I LOVE the building art!! The ants are gorgeous!!!


    I hope someone takes that lovely old building in hand soon. I think it could do with a makeover. Perhaps a tropical rainforest this time (maybe with a greyhound or two and Johnny Depp peeping through the foliage, as Captain Jack!).

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  23. "I'm curious to know if this place has a back room where they sell dirty magazines and condoms?" No kidding, I was thinking the same thing, Ron!

    These are some really great shots. I'm really drawn to the topical painting on the building. That is just way too cool. And the building with the ants looks like something out of a sci-fi movie!

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  24. Hey there Matt~

    " No kidding, I was thinking the same thing, Ron!"

    Bwhahahahahahaha! When I first saw the store front, I thought is was a dirty magazine and movie establishment, so you can tell where my mind always is!

    " And the building with the ants looks like something out of a sci-fi movie!"

    Yes, you're right, it DOES!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a great week!

    X

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  25. Hiya Jay~

    " the first couple of pictures could be any of a number of large cities, including London, but I LOVE the building art!! The ants are gorgeous!!!"

    Yes, you're right...it could be ANY of a number of large cities. Philadelphia reminds me of a European city, so yes...including London (which I really need to visit one day).

    " or two and Johnny Depp peeping through the foliage, as Captain Jack!)."



    OMG...wouldn't that be SO COOL??!?!!? And even one of him as, Edward Scissorhands!


    Thanks for stopping by, Jay. Have a super week, my Libra friend!

    X

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  26. I love these photos. The tropical building is great. It would be even better if all the buildings in that street were painted similarly. I love Zipperhead - ants 'n' all!

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  27. Hey there Babs~

    " The tropical building is great. It would be even better if all the buildings in that street were painted similarly."

    I agree! Some of the other buildings on the street are also painted with a mural effect, but there are many that are similar to the old and delapidated one in the photo above. Philadelphia often struggles with itself in the way of improvement. Not only physically, but consciously as well.

    "I love Zipperhead - ants 'n' all!"

    Me too. Isn't it faaaaaaaaaabulous???

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a great week!!!!!

    ((((((( You ))))))

    X to you and Mo!

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  28. LARGE infestation! hahaha...creepy but funny.



    i always enjoy your photos, ron. loved the old house facades. something about old architecture that grabs me. there's lots in petaluma-something called iron fronts and very ornate.



    the pole store...um, well, have no words just now. too early for me and i'm distracted by those big ants, it's psychosis/neurosis of mine. how'd you know?



    love to you, my sweet friend. xoxox

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  29. Helloooooooo Linda~

    Aren't the ants both creepy, yet FUN??? The store moved to another location around the corner, but it no longer has the ants as its store front :(

    " loved the old house facades. something about old architecture that grabs me. there's lots in petaluma-something called iron fronts and very ornate."

    I agree! And that place in Petaluma sounds faaaaabulous. I've not seen much of California, but I need to.

    "the pole store...um, well, have no words just now."

    Bwhahahahahahaha! You should have seen my reaction when I first saw it. I stood there with my mouth opening; thinking, "WTF!?!?"

    Pole dancing fitness. Who knew?!?!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a lovely week!

    ((((((( You )))))))

    xoxoxoxoxox

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  30. Sabi SunshineJanuary 14, 2013

    Being a women, i only notice the shoes lol and other pictures looks nice too and post but for some reason my eyes were keep going back to shoes sorry:)

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  31. Sabi SunshineJanuary 14, 2013

    Great post too :)

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  32. Greetings Sabi!

    " but for some reason my eyes were keep going back to shoes sorry:)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is so funny! No need to be sorry, my friend, because I think MANY woman (at least the ones that I know) ADORE shoes!

    Personally, I like those shoes too. Especially the fuchsia ones!

    Always a delight to see you, Sabi. Thank you for stopping by and have a super week!

    X

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  33. Is it weird to say I really like the zipper building with the ants? And you know the other one I like is the really dillapidated window. Such cool arcitecture. Wouldn't you just love to be able to fix that building up?

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  34. Great images that give us a good feel for what South Street is like, Ron! This place reminds me of an area of the city I live in that's mainly occupied by artists and musicians. It's got that same feel.


    Love the building with the zipper and ants.That is fantastic!

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  35. Hey Secret Agent Woman~

    "Is it weird to say I really like the zipper building with the ants?"

    Nooooooooooooo...not weird at all. I think it's faaaaabulous myself. And I know what you mean about the one of the dilapidated window too. It's got such a raw feeling to it.

    "Wouldn't you just love to be able to fix that building up?"

    Yup, but still keeping the historical, architectural front.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a great week!

    X

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  36. Hey ho Robert~

    "This place reminds me of an area of the city I live in that's mainly occupied by artists and musicians. It's got that same feel."

    Funny you mentioned that because along many of the side streets which branch off from South Street, is occupied by a lot of artists and musicians. They also have quite a few tattoo parlors.



    Isn't the ant and zipper just the neatest???


    Always great seeing ya, bud. Thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  37. OH WOW! I wish we had buildings like those! WOW!!!! How amazing!


    You took great shots of them too. My favs? The gun and the pole place. Yes dear, you have your own pole. I am so glad you remembered. Guys are lucky... you get to pee pretty much anywhere you want. But I digress.


    That dilapidated building... that picture is STUNNING!

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  38. I love the zipperhead building! Super cool! Philli is def on my list of places I would LOVE to visit!

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  39. OMG....Katherine....it's sooooooooooooo great to see ya, girl!

    You have been so missed! I hope all is going well with your blog template.

    "My favs? The gun and the pole place. Yes dear, you have your own pole. I am so glad you remembered. Guys are lucky... you get to pee pretty much anywhere you want. But I digress."

    bwhahahhahahahaha! That is HILARIOUS!!! Yes, we guys are lucky I guess...we can just whip our poles out and pee ANYWHERE!

    "That dilapidated building... that picture is STUNNING!"

    Thank you. The building has such a wonderful raw feeling to it, doesn't it?

    Again, so great seeing you. And thanks for stopping by. Have a super week!

    X

    P.S. what did you mean by "gun" because I don't see a gun in any of these photos. Am I blind!?!

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  40. Helloooooooooo Shae!!!!!!

    Holy cow...you have been on my mind the past week; wondering how you were because I noticed you haven't posted in awhile, so I was hoping all was well.

    Isn't the zipperhead building faaaaaaaabulous? So COOL!

    "Philli is def on my list of places I would LOVE to visit!"



    I think you would enjoyed it. And listen, if you do ever come to Philly, please email me before you come so that I can give you my phone number. This way we can meet up and I can give you a tour.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a super week!


    X

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  41. Herman TurnipJanuary 14, 2013

    It's a shame that somebody took a knife to that Lorenzo and Sons mural. Those things can go for some big bucks.



    And it's always nice to see a neighborhood express itself though building design and decoration. Those color schemes are something you don't normally see...and it's places like this that stand out like jewels in any city.



    Can't thank you enough for keeping your camera handy! These were some fantastic shots!

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  42. Wow! You live in a very interesting area Ron!! LOVE your commentary...it totally cracks me up!! Let me know if you check out that whole pole dancing thing...and those shoes!!! WooHOO! Too bad they had a fire...hope they will be able to reopen. That building with the ants on it...looks identical to the trash bins that they had on the beach in Key West!!! They had white trash bins...HUGE ones...with giant ANTS painted on them!! Must have come from the same artist!!! bwahahahaha!! Have a good one! xo Jeanne

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  43. Love the zipper place. I've only been to South St. once, for dinner. Can't remember where, but it was crowded and loud and just the way you described the vibe. p.s. I hate those platform shoes. Can a girl still get normal pumps these days? Geez. Hope you're having a good week, Ron. Countdown to meet-up! So excited to see you again!

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  44. okay why is my favorite photo here the got pole picture. that is pure awesome. love the colors and the bikes out front are gold. is that little pole they're attached to "thee pole". this can't be pole dancing for kids, can't it?

    and the zipper building is so cool.

    loved all of the photos. i "like" going into the lesser than beautiful areas, lots of interesting things to see there and a bit of history too of things that use to be. now if i make it back to your area, you must take me to south street. please. ;)

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  45. Howdy Herman~

    "It's a shame that somebody took a knife to that Lorenzo and Sons mural. Those things can go for some big bucks."

    I know, isn't it strange that certain parts of the mural are cut out? I have no idea why or how someone got up there to do it.

    "Those color schemes are something you don't normally see...and it's places like this that stand out like jewels in any city."

    Exactly....like jewels in any city. And that's what I love about city life - the shabby chic.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for you kind and supportive words, buddy. Have a terrific week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  46. Good morning Jeanne~

    "Let me know if you check out that whole pole dancing thing...and those shoes!!! WooHOO!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I sure will, but I have a feeling I won't because I don't think I would look very good in those pole dance exercise shoes - Bwhahahahahaha!

    "That building with the ants on it...looks identical to the trash bins that they had on the beach in Key West!!! They had white trash bins...HUGE ones...with giant ANTS painted on them!!"



    OMG, it's so ironic that you said that because South Street reminds me A LOT of Key West. And in fact, I was actually going to mention that in this post!!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a faaaaaaabulous week!


    X to you and the girlz!

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  47. Hellooooooooooooo Kathy!!

    Isn't the zipper place faaaaaaabulous??? I never went inside before they closed down, but it was a place where they sold punk rock clothing.

    "p.s. I hate those platform shoes. Can a girl still get normal pumps these days?"

    HA! I know, the style today seems to be VERY high platform shoes. They kinda remind me of the style back in the 70's.

    "Countdown to meet-up! So excited to see you again!"



    *squealing*


    OMG...me too!!!!!!!!! In fact, I've been thinking about it all month. I can't wait to see you ladies again!!!!!!!


    Mucho thanks for stopping by, girl. Hope you're having a super week!


    X


    P.S. god, can you believe how cold it suddenly got last night, after having such warm weather? It's freezing today, however I'm not complaining.

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  48. Hey there Val Girl~

    "okay why is my favorite photo here the got pole picture. that is pure awesome. love the colors and the bikes out front are gold."

    I know, aren't the bright colors faaaaaaaaabulous? They just POP!

    " is that little pole they're attached to "thee pole". this can't be pole dancing for kids, can't it?"

    Bwhahahahahahaha! Val, that CRACKED ME UP....."thee pole!"

    No, I don't think it's pole dancing for kids - HA!

    " i "like" going into the lesser than beautiful areas, lots of interesting things to see there and a bit of history too of things that use to be. now if i make it back to your area, you must take me to south street. please. ;)"

    I agree, I LOVE the lesser than beautiful areas of a city too, because there's a beautiful rawness to them. And yes, the next time you come to Philly we'll go there, I promise.

    "i think the genre is called urban exploration"



    WOW...thank you for sharing that because I had no idea that it had its own genre!?!


    Always fab to see ya, Val. Thanks a lot for stopping by! Have a super week!


    X


    P.S. can't wait to see you ladies this month!!!

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  49. I was one of the tourists years ago that would visit South Street and agree with your take, a bit touristy, a bit trashy. Pole dancing, heh. I do enjoy a bit of that Ron.


    Great pictures, my favorite is the one with the ants and the zipper!


    xo,


    Bill

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  50. Good morning Bill~

    "I was one of the tourists years ago that would visit South Street and agree with your take, a bit touristy, a bit trashy."

    OMG...so you've been to South Street???? It's funny because during the day it's very quiet and deserted, but at night....the whole place turns into one BIG party!

    " Pole dancing, heh. I do enjoy a bit of that Ron."

    Bwhahahahhahahhaha! Touche'!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope you're having the bestest week!

    X to you and Paul!

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  51. These photos are FABULOUS! And I actually like those stripper shoes! XOXO

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  52. Hey there Meleah!

    Aw, thank you!

    " And I actually like those stripper shoes!"



    I love the fuchsia ones!!!!!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Hope you're feeling better this week!


    ((((((((((( You )))))))))))


    X


    P.S. looking so forward to seeing you later this month!

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  53. Cant wait to see you on the 26th!!

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  54. *doing the happy dance*

    Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    X

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  55. Ron, I had so much going on over here the past week that I just NOW had the chance to watch the movie. I loved it and will email you sometime this weekend with my thoughts.

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  56. Excellent! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I look forward to your email, buddy!

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  57. Dianne WilsonJanuary 18, 2013

    I love 'got pole' followed by hooker shoes!!
    I like "seedy" areas
    great photos

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  58. Hey there Lady Dianne~

    "I love 'got pole' followed by hooker shoes!!"



    Tee, hee! And it's so ironic that no sooner did I walk around the corner from 'got pole'....I saw those SHOES!!!!


    I like "seedy" areas too!


    Thanks for stopping by, dearest lady. Have a fantabulous weekend!


    X

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  59. A nice assortment of interesting photos!

    We've been to South Street quite a few times. Sometimes just to drive down on our way to or from somewhere else in the City, other times we park and walk. One restaurant we like is Brauhaus Schmitz. Mmmm!

    We've been to Condom Kingdom too, although I wouldn't say we specifically liked it or purchased anything. We were with friends and one of them wanted to go in. LOL

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  60. I do believe i've been to this particular neighborhood. Is the river close by? I do recall it was pretty darned crowded. Thankfully I did not see the large insect covered zipper building. Supersized insects are not my friend! xo, diane

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  61. Aw....thanks, Mary :)

    Yes, I knew that most likely you've been down to South Street when you and Hubby come to Philly on your visits.

    "One restaurant we like is Brauhaus Schmitz. Mmmm!"

    Never heard of that place before, but I'll look for it the next time I'm there.

    "We've been to Condom Kingdom too, although I wouldn't say we specifically liked it or purchased anything. We were with friends and one of them wanted to go in."



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG, I cannot believe you mentioned Condom Kingdom because on the day I took theses photos, I took one of that place too and was going to post it, but the photo came out so blurry.


    Bummer :(


    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Have a fantastic week!

    X

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  62. Hiya Diane~

    Yes! It most certain is close to the river. The Delaware!!! You know it exactly!

    "Thankfully I did not see the large insect covered zipper building. Supersized insects are not my friend!"



    Bwhahahahahahahahahah!


    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    X to you and Cristybella!

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