Red in the neighborhood.

Walking the neighborhood

Now that I have my nifty Insta­gram app I’ve always got a 2 1/4 cam­era with me. I’ve always loved to shoot square. I’ve begun tak­ing shots each time I walk the neigh­bor­hood. It’s eas­i­er to do this now that I am a full time pedes­tri­an — no more car.

This is a Lomo-esque shot just a cou­ple blocks from home. I have tak­en many pho­tos of it. I like to explore the same places from a dif­fer­ent point of view. This is an amaz­ing build­ing. It has been emp­ty now for at least a cou­ple years. I won­der when some­one from Brook­lyn will buy it and turn it into con­dos. So much Philadel­phia prop­er­ty has been bought up by Brook­lyn developers.


The shortest distance between two points.

Was watch­ing some Park­our videos and came upon this appar­ent­ly famous com­mer­cial he did for the BBC.

from Wikipedia
Park­our (some­times abbre­vi­at­ed to PK) is a util­i­tar­i­an dis­ci­pline based upon the direct, suc­cess­ful, swift tra­vers­ing of one’s sur­round­ing envi­ron­ment via the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of tech­niques, based around the con­cept of self-preser­va­tion. It is a non-com­pet­i­tive, phys­i­cal dis­ci­pline of French ori­gin in which par­tic­i­pants run along a route, attempt­ing to nego­ti­ate obsta­cles in the most effi­cient way pos­si­ble, using only their bodies.

Park­our is beautiful.