Map Update! New Maps Added!

I just added two new maps to the Etsy store today. 8x10" West Philly and the big 24x36" custom woodcuts are now up for sale. I'll be taking orders for the next couple of weeks so that everything is cut and delivered by the holidays. Huge Philly Woodcut West Read more

I'm in love with Philly too!

Amelia Diaz Favorite Spot: All of Philly I Am: Amelia. A native Honduran. A lover of the outdoors, ethnic foods, sports, and creative minds. Years in Philly: 5 months Current Home: Old City. My Love Note I am in love with Philly. Me and my boyfriend came to visit Philly last year and this year we had a chance to change jobs and move. We decided to come to Philly. We were already pretty excited about it, but once we got here, it's been better Read more

LOVE Park, finally

Thomas Dixon Favorite Spot: LOVE Park Neighborhood: Center City Address: 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103 I am: Curious while cautious, I'm eager to do all I reasonably should to understand the world around me, others, and myself. Current Home: Fishtown Years in Philly: Born and raised here in Philly, I'm now thirty-years-old. My Love Note Dear Philly, You have felt like 'home base' to me. Although I run around the bases, I look forward to coming back to you. You're both where I've started from 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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