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August 2014

Philadelphia

Meet-Up- Flash Mob Watergun Fight At Eakins Oval Photos

In these waning days of summer, I’m playing catch up with events photographed for PCC. If we get to next Friday and you’re event doesn’t pop up I apologize as the Fall 2014 Social Season begins and I must start anew with social party photos. Sorry I don’t send photos out, as we are a one man shop. Thanks. HughE

 Thanks to Mike Toub for photographing this for PCC as I was on assignment. (I even got him a lanyard with his name now.)

 

Philadelphia

Made in America Concert Parking, Public Transportation and Road Closures PS Don’t Even Think of Driving New Parkway. PSS Diner en Blanc got nothing on this mess.

Made in America Concert
Parking, Public Transportation and Road Closures
Road Closures
To
accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, a process of gradual
road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in key sections of the
Fairmount neighborhood will begin today, with street closings increasing each
day. The full set of closures are scheduled to be implemented by 10 A.M. on
Friday, August 29. The full extent of these closures will be in place until
Tuesday, September 2.
Delays
can be expected and motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate
routes, and allow for extra driving time in the areas near these festivities
before and during Labor Day weekend. Please refrain from double-parking, which
creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.
There
are three phases of road closures associated with the construction of the
Festival site that are in effect, now through Tuesday, September 2nd. A
detailed list of closures is below:
Phase1:

Wednesday,
August 27th: Two lanes in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum will be closed,
beginning at 5:00 A.M. These lanes will not re-open until the removal of the
staging and equipment following the final concert, or by Tuesday morning. The
festivities will end by 11:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 31st.
Phase2:

Thursday,
August 28th: The inner lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (the inbound and
outbound lanes), from 22nd Street to Eakins Oval, will be closed until Tuesday,
September 2nd.
Phase3:

Friday,
August 29th: Due to the closure of the inner lanes on the Benjamin Franklin
Parkway, traffic for Friday morning rush hour headed inbound (to Center City)
from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins
Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit
the Drive at Fairmount Avenue.
The
full extent of road closures around the Festival site will begin at 10:00 A.M
and will remain through the duration of the event. A complete list of road
closures and ‘no parking’ restrictions follows:
Road Closures:
– The
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins
Oval and behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art
– 21stStreet between Winter & Spring Garden Streets

– 22ndStreet between Winter & Fairmount Streets

– 23rdStreet between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Fairmount Avenue

– 24thStreet between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues

– 25thStreet between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues


Spring Garden Street between 20th & 31st Streets, including the Spring
Garden Street tunnel
– KellyDrive between 23rd Street & Fairmount Avenue


Martin Luther King Drive between the Falls Bridge & the Benjamin Franklin
Parkway
-Pennsylvania Avenue between Hamilton & Fairmount Avenues

– 2000
block of Pennsylvania Avenue between the Whole Foods store & 21st Street
(the eastern half of the block from the Whole Foods market to 20th Street will
remain open to allow access to the store)
– ParkTowne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets

– I-676
Westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (the I-676 Eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street
will be open)
Noparking at these locations:


Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of
street)
-Winter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both sides of street)

– 20thStreet between Vine Street & Callowhill Street (east side of street)

– 21st
Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of
street)
– 22ndStreet between Winter & Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)

– ParkTowne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street)

Public Transportation and Paid Parking
Due to
Made in America event preparations, SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, and 43 will
be detoured around the festival area, beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August
29 through early-morning on Monday, September 2. Specific route detours are
posted on the System Status Page at www.septa.org
Extra
late-night service also will be available on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Lines on
Saturday and Sunday Nights departing Center City. Suburban and 30th Street
Stations are in closest walking distance to the festival. Special schedules are
posted in stations and online at http://septa.org/events/pdf/2014-08-made-in-america-rr-service.pdf
Festival
participants also can use the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines. Train
service will operate for 24 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, replacing
the usual Nite Owl Bus Service. Trains operate every 20 minutes, between
midnight and 5:00 A.M., with additional frequencies before and after those
times. Race-Vine and City Hall stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th
Street Station on the Market Frankford Line provide easy walking access to the
Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Additional information regarding late-night subway
service is available at http://www.septa.org/service/all-night.html
For
more information on SEPTA and NJTransit routes and schedules during Labor Day
weekend, visit www.septa.orgor call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.org
or call 973-275-5555.
PHLASH
transportation is an inexpensive way to visit key attractions in Center City
($2 per ride or $5 all-day) and the Parkway vicinity. The PHLASH bus will
operate Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, with stops at 20 locations,
from Penn’s Landing to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Find PHLASH on the go, with
live updates at RidePhillyPHLASH.com and visit www.phillyphlash.com for aschedule and route details.

If
driving is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages
conveniently are located on or near the Parkway. Contact individual facilities
in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking
Authority’s website at www.philapark.org
for a list of parking options. Budweiser Made in America is not affiliated with
these parking facilities.
Philadelphia

Lancaster and Philadelphia Zoo Photos. Just for Fun!!

It’s the dog days of August, except it’s really not as the weather has been perfect. I headed to the Zoo this week to shoot a country western concert put on by WXTU starring Country singer Brett Eldredge. We’re back with people and event shots tomorrow.

 I had a little time to explore the zoo in between the feeding of the giraffe’s and concert, so I took a few pixs.

You’ve got to see the tiger walkway.
 Earlier in the week I headed to Lancaster, Pa to shoot a few photos of one of my favorite places.

 

 This was a sign for an auto body shop.