Whenever I hear about those plans for a military parade I always think of this picture I took during a Philadelphia Mummers New Year’s Day Parade just over 20 years ago on South Broad Street in Center City.
There’s no caption info but the filename I used that day suggests this might be the Aqua String Band. The date indicates that I must have captured this image on film and scanned the negative.
I went out to take a look as the Eagles Super Bowl championship parade arrived at Philadelphia City Hall earlier this afternoon.
I had my pocket camera on a three-foot selfie stick so that I could view images and snap pictures through an iPhone app — but I could still barely see over the enormous crowd.
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Throngs of Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate on Broad Street in the Center City section of Philadelphia Sunday night after their team defeated the Minnesota Vikings to go to the Super Bowl.
Volunteers pause for pizza outside after portraying victims of a dirty bomb attack during a drill at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia in 2006. Several city hospitals participated in the drill, which simulated coordinated attacks on downtown train stations.
The image quality was rough because the subjects were standing in a shadowed area in early evening light and then I probably over-manipulated the file to optimize it for use in newsprint.
Peace protesters are taken into custody after crossing a police line near the White House in Washington in January 2003, two months before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Camera data: Date: 1/19/03, Time: 12:49:51 p.m., Shutter speed: 1/350, f: 4.0, ISO: 400, Lens: 20mm