Wednesday, July 27, 2011

City Hall: Philadelphia

Without a doubt, City Hall is one of my favorite buildings in Philadelphia. The unique detailing and classic style makes this structure stand out from all of the other buildings around it. Construction of City Hall lasted 30 years until it was completed in 1901. On top of the building is a statue of William Penn who founded the Province of Pennsylvania way back then.

I adore this color photograph below taken by ipdegirl. She photographed City Hall using expired Polaroid film. You can see more of her work here.

These vintage black and white images of City Hall are from the Library of Congress.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Dear Alissa!

Today is my sister's birthday! I will see her tomorrow in San Francisco to celebrate. Can't wait!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Atlantic City

Just a mere train ride away from Philly, Atlantic City is the closest beach. I decided to take a quick day trip to avoid the ridiculous heatwave. The ladies of Sex and the City visited the Taj Mahal casino but I didn't have anything I wanted to gamble. Overall, it was an interesting adventure.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mayhem in Muck

Hannah and I ran a 5k mud race last weekend in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The course started off in the grass, but soon turned into military obstacles and pits of mud. No one left the race remotely clean.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Meet Buster's Sister

My dog Buster's mother had another litter of puppies! It is taking everything I've got not to scoop this little puppy up for my own. If you like ridiculously cuddly king charles cavaliers and you are near the Iowa region, let me know and I will hook you up.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I had a great little visit to to New York over the Fourth of July weekend.

Some of my favorites:

The Meatball Shop

Avenue Q

Crêpes du Nord

Hyatt Andaz

Crumbs Bake Shop

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Completely Bizarre: Horse Diving

From the early 1900's to the late 1970's spectators watched horses dive into a pool of water in Atlantic City, NJ. I doubt PETA would be okay with this today.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Love, Buster

Happy 4th of July! Love, Buster

See more of Buster's adventures on the Buster Blog.