An emotional visit to Philadelphia

Hetal (ex-pat files) Favorite Spot: Clark Park Amish Farmers Market Neighborhood: West Philly Address: 4398 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 I Am: A foodie who fell in love with Philly during college Years in Philly: 6 Current Home: San Francisco A photo posted by The Food Trust (@thefoodtrust) on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:47pm PDT My Love Note Philadelphia shaped me into the person I am today. I went to undergrad and grad school in Philly and fell in love. A few weeks ago I was back on my old stomping Read more

If my home couldn't be near Sarcone’s Deli at least it could be my homescreen

Ashley Hahn Favorite Spot: Sarcone’s Deli Neighborhood: Bella Vista Address: 734 S 9th Street I am: a planner, preservationist, writer, maker, grower, and beagle enthusiast. Years in Philly: On and off since 2005. Happily on again since 2011. Current home: Bella Vista A photo posted by Sally O'K (@themarmily) on Jul 2, 2015 at 2:11pm PDT My love note During our Brooklyn exile, I kept a photo of the southwest corner of 9th and Fitzwater as the background on my iPhone. If my home couldn't be near Sarcone’s Read more

What's so beautiful about the rear end of Center City?

Rick Piper Favorite Philly Spot: The little "back streets", alleys and occasional streets... Neighborhood: Center City I Am: a 67 year-old business guy, former owner of 12th Street GHym, out/gay Cenetr City native. Years in Philly: 45 Current Home: Center City A photo posted by Andy Capaloff (@andycapaloff) on Jun 22, 2015 at 4:48am PDT My Love Note What might be called the "rear end" of Center City -- sometimes the back of buildings, tiny streets (like Moravian), small streets like Waverly, odd streets like Chancellor, 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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