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Postcards from Philadelphia!

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During my stay in New York, I decided to take a street photography course. It’s hard to walk with out a camera on hand through the streets of New York…So much going on, tons of things to see and to register, that learning how to do it in the best way seems like a very good choice.

After few classes, my classmates and I made a weekend trip to Philadelphia to, both, enjoy the streets and play around with our cameras!

While showing you some results, I would like to tell you a little bit of our experience and recommendations, so whenever you go, you don’t miss the incredible things you can do in the so-called “City of Brotherly Love.” Despite its small-ish size, every street you walk trough has something interest to show you.

The Barnes Foundation by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (received the 2013 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture), hosts one of America’s premier collections of post-impressionist art.

This architecture masterpiece and the green-yellow spectrum of leaves creates a beautiful sight

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East State Penitentiary Entrance… (some decades ago, lots of criminals crossed through that door… including even Al Capone!)

Eastern State Penitentiary… Al Capone walk trough this same corridor while he was a prisoner here!

Prisoners had already left and no guards are walking through the prison, yet the mood and fear reminds in the air, can you feel it?

Shooting a city at night: Abstract and real at once. Beautiful skyline with the impressionist touch of the light reflections in a quiet Schuylkill River.

Bridges always provide such geometrical compositions and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge its not an exception.

Two different control towers (not longer in use) stand tall reminding us the control and security of old times.

Benjamin Franklin Bridge view captured by Marcelo Brasileiro

The Vanishing Point – Benjamin Franklin Birdge + train rails + river

Just one of the tons of eye catching buildings you will find while walking through Philadelphia

Get lost among the sculptures in the Rodin Museum and the black silhouettes of people getting in.

Every city in the world has its own China Town, right? This is Philli’s on a November night

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The autumn makes the simplest place on earth look special, right?

See you soon Philli!

All images ©2015 Anita Bartolini

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December 6, 2014
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