The Hidden Joys of Sorrentos Pizza

Dan Ueda Favorite Spot: Sorrentos Neighborhood: Olney Address: 1624 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141 I am: An engineer, turned activist, turned teacher, turned robotics education enthusiast who appreciates the mountains of Montana as much as Passyunk Ave. Years in Philly: 6 Current Home: West "The Best" Philly My Love Note The corner of Ogontz and Olney is famous for being the home of the second oldest public school in the country, a place I have called home for the past six years. But this love note Read more

Shining a little positivity on the Duck Boats

Rachel Buttner Favorite Place: Anywhere there's something interesting to see or do (though this love note is to Ride the Ducks) Address: Launch point -- Race Street and Columbus Blvd Neighborhood: Delaware River/Old City I Am: A writer and photographer for Daily Vacationer, a website devoted to discovering fantastic places and events in Greater Philadelphia. Wife, mother, pet owner, eternal tourist. Years in Philly: 8 years in the Philly area Current Home: Southern New Jersey My Love Note Although it's hard to believe with what I do now, Read more

Bell's Market in the Northeast is the heaven of pastries

Sarah Ricks Favorite Spot: Bell's Market Neighborhood: Northeast Address: 8330 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152 I am: A law professor and lifelong travel junkie, with a special love for exploring cities. Years in Philly: 24 Current Home: West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. My Love Note At Bell’s Market in Northeast Philly, I delight in hearing customers speak Russian to each other, to the staff, and into their cell phones in a sibilant rapid flow of words. I am charmed by the staff’s assumption that I speak Russian. I smile helplessly Read more

Devil’s Pool

Love Note #68: Vincent Alleva Jr. — Some beers, his dog, and Devil’s Pool in Wissahickon Park

Vincent Alleva Jr.
Favorite Spot: The Wissahickon Creek and Devil’s Pool
Neighborhood: Northwest – Valley Green which is situated between Roxborough, Chestnut Hill, West Mt. Airy and Germantown

I am: A third generation Philadelphian. I live, work, and play in Philly. I have lived in many neighborhoods in the city including Kingsessing, Parkside, Fairmont, Lower Moyamensing, and Pennsport. I blog about the South Philadelphia community on a facebook group page called South Silly. I’ve worked for the Painters and allied trades union of Philadelphia for 8 years. I currently work at the Barbary in Fishtown. On my spare time I enjoy spinning music, riding my bike throughout the city and walking my dog to the plethora of parks in and around my neighborhood.
Years in Philly: On and of for 14 years.
Current Home: Pennsport

My love note: In ’93 my family moved out of Southwest Philly to South Jersey where I grew up, in the suburbs. That gave me the opportunity to become a boy scout and spend plenty of time camping and playing in the woods. As I grew older, the allure of moving back to the city became a daily commute. 

Upon moving my adult self back to the city, I longed for the hot summer days spent in the woods by creeks and rivers. To me, there is nothing like getting the dog ready, filling a backpack with some beers, and heading to the woods with some buddies to go cliff jumping and swimming in the Wissahickon. Relaxing, fun, and adventurous. 

Meeting other people out there and watching dare devils doing back flips some 15-20 feet above the water with perfect execution and thundering splash is most definitely entertaining. Catch it during the week when its not so busy with a few close friends and you’ll have yourself a wonderful time. The surroundings can almost bring you back in time. This is why I love the Wissahickon Creek and Devils Pool.
(Top and third photo by Vincent)
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