Eclipsed in Philadelphia

I dropped by Dilworth Plaza just as the first eclipse of the social media generation was reaching it’s peak here in Center City Philadelphia today. Before I left, I grabbed this angle looking past the statue of William Penn atop Philadelphia City Hall. Thousands of people were out, many with eclipse glasses, homemade viewers, cameras,…

Rizzo mural defaced, 1999

The Frank Rizzo mural in South Philadelphia has been vandalized for so long that I was still shooting film when I made these pictures as police were investigating an incident near the end of the last millennium. According to my caption written that day in October, 1999: “It appeared that light bulbs, bottles, and Christmas…

Vigil for Charlottesville

There have been several gatherings in Philadelphia since last week’s violence in Charlottesville. I caught this overhead look at a candlelight vigil Sunday night on Thomas Paine Plaza. Hundreds are gathered on Thomas Paine Plaza in Philadelphia now for a vigil honoring the victims of white terrorism in #Charlottesville: A post shared by Jim MacMillan…

More Dilworth reflections

I have been having more fun lately with the reflections created just after they turn off the fountains on Dilworth Park, in front of Philadelphia City Hall: The Clothespin reflects in water left by the fountains on Dilworth Park at Philadelphia City Hall just now: A post shared by Jim MacMillan (@jimmacmillan) on Jul 29,…

Colorful creatures

I can’t recall during which year I made this picture, but the caption info says I caught this perspective on a man selling balloons at Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street during a Columbus Day Parade in South Philadelphia. Share this!

Silhouettes, undated

An artist paints his canvas on a pedestrian bridge in the Fairmount neighborhood, not far from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The 37-foot William Penn statue stands atop Philadelphia City Hall in the distance. I have no idea when I took this picture but it was probably during the 1990s. I remember spotting the scene…

Botched robbery scene, 1998

Philadelphia Police SWAT team officers help a woman away from the scene of a botched robbery in the Frankford section of the city in 1998. Several suspects were captured and no injuries were reported, as I recall. If I understood and remember correctly, the suspects tried to blend in with the customers inside a check…