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saturday in philly

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saturday was a beautiful day in philly, the perfect day to take a long walk around the city.  my destination was broad street, for the philadelphia international festival of the arts (PIFA) street fair taking place all day long.  i took the long route from my place in old city and walked through my favorite neighborhood, society hill. it’s such a charming part of the city – full of historic buildings, red brick, adorable town homes with front stoops and the occasional cobble-stoned street.


passed this adorable little park hidden behind brick walls, that i’d never seen before!







this guy was going around asking people to wear a mask of his face for a photo, for a school project.  after obliging, i asked him to do the same :)


i finally made it to broad street where there was a palpable excitement in the air.  two stages with live music, street performers, food vendors, a ferris wheel and more lined the avenue of the arts for the PIFA street fair, with this year’s inspiration coming from paris in the early 20th century.



this contraption was attached to a giant crane that lifted it in the air for a performance by la compagnie trans express, which, sadly, i did not get to see.



i noticed a crowd of people gathered around something and went closer to find them taking pictures of…a vine?



and then the vines started to move.


they are a part of a performance art group called “the living vines,” and it was probably one of the coolest things i saw at the street fair.



the way they twisted and contorted themselves was so amazing…i literally couldn’t take my eyes off of them!






sometimes the most random days end up being the best :)

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Kate -May 2, 2011, 2:21PM

That looks so amazing and fun! I wish I could have experienced it!

Anonymous -May 2, 2011, 2:39PM

So sad PIFA is over! But it’s awesome to see glimpses of my school (Uarts) on the freepeople blog!

Amy -May 3, 2011, 1:47AM

Your photos are so beautiful! I need to invest in a new camera.

Anonymous -May 3, 2011, 2:51PM

Terrific photos, Julia!!

Javier Miralles -May 5, 2011, 3:42AM

With all the doggone snow we have gotten recently I am stuck indoors, fortunately there is the internet, thanks for giving me something to do. :)

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