To Meander : following a winding course: a meandering lane. Proceeding in a convoluted or undirected fashion
By popular request a return to Port Richmond.
Come on out this Saturday evening for the second “Meandering with Mike K” street photo walk. This time we will explore Port Richmond, where I live and have been photographing for years now.
Port Richmond, occupying the Delaware River front to the north and northeast of Old Kensington, was brought into prominence by the establishment at that point of the tidewater terminus of the Reading R.R. Co. For its immense coal traffic by sea.
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We will meet at the wonderfully friendly Green Rock Tavern. There is plenty of angled parking on Lehigh Ave, a very wide street. We will then “meander” around this historic part of our fair city. Not just a photo op but some history lessons too and will stop inside some places to experience the vibe of the neighborhood. First we will check out the beautifully adorned PortSide Art Center. (Blue fish and other reef creatures). If this was in center city it would be on the tourist maps. Then we will go under the Lehigh Viaduct via Belgrade St. Maybe we will catch a softball game in progress at Cohox Rec Center. Then we will be amazed at the architecture of the three churches on Allegheny Ave. There is a hidden mural to discover. Then we will explore Campbell Square Park, a smaller version of Rittenhouse Square in my opinion. It has a tree carved into a NW Indian type totem pole. And the fanciest wrought iron entrance arch around. A true work of art. You will be blown away. Rittenhouse can’t compete.
Part 2 will be the return trip. We will walk down Thompson St. and check out a still functioning yarn mill. Nearby is a used bookstore in a old theatre. If it is open we will take a walk inside. It is huge. If you want to peruse the photos in old National Geographic Magazines, this is the place. We will swing by the PR Library: the building was build in 1910 by Andrew Carnegie. We will see another beautiful church And there we are back at Green Rock thirsty for a beer.
You don’t want to miss this meander. See you then.
Let’s meet Saturday 6:00 pm. Lets avoid the afternoon heat and catch some sunset shots. Allocate a few hours and wear comfortable shoes. Fee is $5 each. This is a guaranteed good time. Your camera will thank you.
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