Yesterday morning, thousands of runners woke up bright and early to pound the pavements of Philly in the Love Run Half Marathon. The weather gods blessed ‘em with better weather than last year’s nonstop rain, but it was still pretty chilly out there — but that didn’t stop runners from having a blast and Instagraming all about it! Check out the photos, which range from inspirational to downright hilarious, below. Read more »
Your Friday afternoon guilty pleasure has arrived: We spent the week finding some of the best Instagram posts from LGBTQ Philly and compiled them all, so you can use your cell phone browsing for more important things (like trying to avoid all of the spam on Grindr these days). Below, in no particular order, are our favorite pictures that graced Instagram this week. Happy weekend, #GayPhilly!
I know, I know…we were all itching for the observation deck at One Liberty Place to open this summer, as had been the plan when we first heard about it. Alas, we’ll have to wait for August to be behind us before heading on over with our phones and cameras to get a new shot of the city. (Guess foodies might have to wait for its new restaurant too?)
According to a spokesperson, an opening date for the observation deck–to be operated by the Paris-based Montparnasse 56 Group–has yet to be set, but is likely to happen after Labor Day. As for its name? We can expect that sooner rather than later (i.e. sometime within the next week) as copyright is currently being secured. Ticket prices have also yet to be determined. In the mean time though, we can look forward to the groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place late next month and count Mayor Nutter as an attendee.
If there was ever a time to shamelessly plug our new Photo of the Week feature, it would probably be now.
Not to diminish the beautiful work of Valerie Buller, founder of Rough Coat Photography, but it goes without saying that her photos of this Federal townhouse certainly have an intimate atmospheric quality iPhone patrons might appreciate and use as inspiration for their #phillyscape pics on Instagram and Twitter. (And check out that blue #phillyhomeportrait-friendly front door!)
Of course, that should come as no surprise given that Buller can call 241 Delancey her childhood home. (No exaggeration, she was born at CHOP and grew up in the Society Hill home that’s now listed for over $1.47 million.)
“It was a portrait session with the house,” the photographer tells us of the shoot, which, using her Nikon D7100, Buller says she approached from an angle of love. The house “is very much a member of the family,” she adds.
For the first time since before Christmas, the Philadelphia region had temperatures in the 60s this week. That was enough for everyone to celebrate the melting of all of the snow, ice, and slush and enjoy the start of warmer times to come. Of course, #GayPhilly took to Instagram to post some seasonably appropriate shots, and we couldn’t help but show off some of our best picks of this week’s photos.
City Hall, Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue, the PMA steps—all sites you and I (and probably every tourist with an iPhone) are sure to have photographed, filtered, and posted on Instagram at some point during our wanderings in Philadelphia. And while such pictures of Philly are expected, this Instagram roundup pointedly turns away from the go-to snapshot spots.
Instead, we’ve chosen to feature 10 (really, 11) IG accounts whose principal focus are infrequently noticed aspects of the city, be it architecture, interior spaces, abandoned buildings, or other rarely appreciated cityscape scenes. Of course, you can’t just talk about #phillygrams and not mention @StreetsDept, Conrad Benner’s stunning 94,000-follower Instagram gallery (he also has a photo blog) filled with artfully immortalized Philly graffiti, street art, and urbex.
However, for the purposes of bringing what may be potentially new images to you, we’ve decided to include lesser known IG users (but you should still follow him if you don’t already!), which brings us to our next point: Property will now feature a “Photo of the Week” each Friday!
Calling everyone who was blessed with a snow day today: It’s time to press the pause button on Netflix, get off the couch, and go for a run. Not convinced? Below, six Philly Instagram photos that will, without a doubt, make you want to jump off your couch, lace up your shoes, and pound the pavement — or the powder, rather — right this minute. Read more »
Imagine taking a snowy morning walk through Fairmount Park and suddenly encountering what appears to be a life-sized queen made of ice under a bridge.
I’m not sure if I’d run and scream or watch it in awe, but one Instagrammer, @moiety12, captured the mysterious piece of frozen art via a fabulous picture:
If the thought of abandoning your house for a workout in the snowy — or in some cases, very slushy — outdoors is proving difficult (because heat and Netflix and thermal onesies), here’s some much-needed workout inspiration: five photos of locals (including one with last week’s adoptable running dog, Cy) braving the snow and slush to get their sweat on. And the biggest shocker of all? They actually make it look fun. Check the photos out below, then bundle up and follow suit. Read more »
A who’s-who of Philadelphia donned their best clothes and partied the night away at the annual Academy Ball on January 24, 2015. This exclusive white-tie affair is one of the only annual fundraisers to support the Academy of Music, and this year, Al Pacino teamed up with the Philadelphia Orchestra to present what was a memorable evening for those in attendance. Of course, eager socialites couldn’t help but post some great shots on Instagram, so we rounded up some of the best pre-ball prep, gorgeous clothes, and, of course, selfies. Read more »