I took this photo at Independence Hall one evening last fall, but beginning Tuesday morning, I will be taking over VisitPhilly.com’s Instagram account to post pictures focusing on Ben Franklin — “The First American” — as we work our way up to his 308th birthday on Friday. (Click the title for more info.)
I recorded this celebration with a Flip video camera as a crowd watched President Obama’s first inauguaration ceremony on a large video screen on Idepedendence Mall in Philadelphia on January 20, 2009.
I checked in on #OccupyPhilly this morning and found it smaller yet still present after yesterday’s eviction deadline. I counted roughly 40 active demonstrators, possibly a similar number of other residents, and slightly more police and old media than usual, but there wasn’t much going on. The veterans section appeared unchanged.
Here’s a peek at the morning rush through #OccupyPhilly on this crisp autumn Monday. After finally visiting #OccupyWallStreet this weekend, I have to say that in proportion to the local population, this encampment at Philadelphia City Hall – of which only part is pictured here – is enormously more impressive.
I grabbed these images just after noon Sunday from the Global Revolution live stream. They appear to show arrests taking place on the street outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building, consistent with photojournalists Joe Kaczmarek‘s photos of a protest at the same location last night. I live in Philly, covered the city for many years…
I took another walk through #OccupyPhilly at Philadelphia City Hall this morning and found more tents sheltering protesters from the damp weather but couldn’t help but notice the lack of engagement between demonstrators and morning rush hour commuters. ©2011 firstname.lastname@example.org
In a feeble attempt to please everybody, Philadelphia city officials responded to complaints from some city workers and other citizens by ordering the removal of the word “Christmas” from the Christmas Village signs at Philadelphia City Hall, where they are still hosting the Christmas Village you can find at, well, http://www.philachristmas.com/ They plan to replace…