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SS United States

SS United States in Philadelphia / PA

I first encountered this monumental ship about one year ago, while on the way to a food palor after another exploring trip to Philly. I thought I was dreaming. There she was, as if the Titanic never sank but put secretely asside to haunt the present, a modern “Elizabeth Dane”. Naturally, the beauty was behind [...]

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Old Primary School

Abandoned Primary School in Philadelphia / PA

This was totally “Old School” I have to say, haha. As far as I could find out, the institution closed sometime in the late 1980s, which is admittedly already a good 20 years ago. Accordingly, the vandalization has reached quite extensive dimensions, unfortunately. However, the rooftop basketball court exhibits still a very cool and adequate [...]

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia / PA

In 1787, a group of well-known and powerful Philadelphians convened in the home of Benjamin Franklin. The members of The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons expressed growing concern with the conditions in American and European prisons. Dr. Benjamin Rush spoke on the Society’s goal, to see the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania set [...]

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Lansdowne Theater in Philadelphia / PA

The Lansdowne Theater opened on June 1, 1927, featuring the silent film “Knockout Riley” starring Richard Dix. The opening event was overseen by John J. McGuirk, president of the Stanley Company, the predecessor of Warner Brothers. Mr. McGuirk described The Lansdowne as “the best example of suburban theatre construction around Philadelphia”. Adding to the excitement [...]

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