Saturday, 10 Sep 2016 6:00 PM
Meandering with Mike K in South Kensington
following a winding course: a meandering lane.
proceeding in a convoluted or undirected fashion
Another 6:00 pm start to avoid the worst of heat and get some golden hour shots.
South Kensington is another recovering neighborhood, growing even faster then Brewerytown. There is a lot of re-purposed and new construction. Bounded by 6th st on west, Front on east, Girard Ave on south and Berks to the north.
We will meet at the brand new brewery/pub St Banjamin’s on 5th st and Cecil B Moore.
We will then go east. At the corner of Cecil B. Moore Ave and Howard is an old firehouse with turrets. Sites on the way include Gravy Studio, a coop photo gallery, Keystone mini-golf, statuary next to a church with a gorgeous tower, a colorful Puerto Rican neighborhood restaurant, El Cafeito. South a block then we will backtrack to Third Ave and check out the graffiti wall. Further west on Oxford St is the old Gretz Brewery building with a photogenic tower.
We will turn onto N. Cadwallader St. Past Jefferson is the New Liberty Distilling Company.
Check out the Belgian block sidewalks. Then we are at the Crane Building, home of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center / PPAC and artist studios.
Then we will go south on N. American St to Girard to see the The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, the knight on horseback. That story by the Spaniard Cervantes was one of the first modern novels, written in 1605. How the statue got placed in S Kensington is a question I would like to know the answer to. This is as beautiful as any statue in center city. A must photo op.
Then we will turn and go north on 2nd St. I think this is the main street of S Kensington.
Of course there is another great mural a block long on the left.
Past Masters St is St Michael’s Church, a beautiful brick building with arches and a clock tower. A masterpiece.
A right at Jefferson St to Howard St. Another right to Masters St then left to the El Bar for a well earned drink.
The El Bar, a dive bar with the best outdoor yard ever; huge and full of trees and picnic tables. The weather looks to be good so that will be pleasant to hang out under the trees.
$5 as usual paid at event start.
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El Bar and back yard.