HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Jun 1, 2011, 11:55 PM
Thundertubs's Avatar
Thundertubs Thundertubs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 2,921
PHILADELPHIA | Now with 30% more Camden









































































































* * *

Camden, New Jersey - Philly's friend next door







































__________________
Be magically whisked away to
Chicago | Atlanta | Newark | Tampa | Detroit | Hartford | Chattanooga | Indianapolis | Philadelphia | Dubuque | Lowell | New England

Last edited by Thundertubs; Jun 2, 2011 at 1:59 AM. Reason: don't fear the reaper
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 12:07 AM
glowrock's Avatar
glowrock glowrock is offline
Couch-surfing provider
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Saudi Houstonia :(
Posts: 18,954
I see you and I posted out Philly threads at nearly the same time, Thundertubs! Nice work, very nice work!

Aaron (Glowrock)
__________________
"The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris, St. Petersburg & Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it." The New Yorker Jan. 9, 1989
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 12:16 AM
Expat's Avatar
Expat Expat is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Greater Boston
Posts: 3,097
Philadelphia is the winner today. Double the pleasure.

Love seeing the Camden pics.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 1:31 AM
destroycreate's Avatar
destroycreate destroycreate is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,103
Such a shame Philly is so decayed and blighted. It needs some gentrification in these areas to clean up! So much potential in this city...I mean look at all that amazing architecture...why have they let this place go so much?
__________________
**14 years on SSP!**
LaJollaCA
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 2:12 AM
ChiTownCity ChiTownCity is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago, USA
Posts: 1,163
it doesn't need gentrification just some renovation. Can never pass up on a thundertub thread....
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 2:36 AM
glowrock's Avatar
glowrock glowrock is offline
Couch-surfing provider
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Saudi Houstonia :(
Posts: 18,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by destroycreate View Post
Such a shame Philly is so decayed and blighted. It needs some gentrification in these areas to clean up! So much potential in this city...I mean look at all that amazing architecture...why have they let this place go so much?
My god, you're acting like a boorish ass here, destroycreate! Sure, there are plenty of decayed and blighted parts of Philly, just as there are in any Eastern city of any size. Same in Baltimore, same in Boston, same in D.C., same in smaller places like Camden, Trenton, Newark, Providence, New Haven, and pretty much every other freaking city up and down the East Coast. That being said, don't act like there aren't huge decaying parts of cities along the West Coast, either. Here's a few examples for you, from south to north through California:

Chula Vista
Oceanside
Santa Ana
San Bernardino
Riverside
Inglewood
Compton
Huge swaths of East/South Los Angeles
Oxnard
Santa Maria
Salinas
Hayward
San Leandro
Oakland
East Palo Alto

Need I mention more?

Aaron (Glowrock)

edit: I couldn't agree more, ChiTownCity. Of course many parts of Philly need renovating/infrastructure improvements/people's attitude improvements. I'd say a little gentrification might be in order, though...
__________________
"The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris, St. Petersburg & Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it." The New Yorker Jan. 9, 1989
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 3:34 AM
xzmattzx's Avatar
xzmattzx xzmattzx is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 4,554
Nice pictures!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 4:00 AM
pj3000's Avatar
pj3000 pj3000 is offline
Subhuman Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Juiz de Fora
Posts: 2,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by destroycreate View Post
Such a shame Philly is so decayed and blighted. It needs some gentrification in these areas to clean up! So much potential in this city...I mean look at all that amazing architecture...why have they let this place go so much?
From viewing this thread (which is excellent btw, Thundertubs), it would be tough to call Philly "so decayed and blighted". Now there is certainly plenty of decay and urban blight in both Philadelphia and Camden. But, by and large, this thread does not show it at all. Just because many photos here depict neighborhoods that aren't all new and shiny does not mean that they are blighted.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 4:04 AM
volguus zildrohar's Avatar
volguus zildrohar volguus zildrohar is offline
Reach For It
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The City Of Philadelphia
Posts: 15,774
Quote:
Originally Posted by destroycreate View Post
Such a shame Philly is so decayed and blighted. It needs some gentrification in these areas to clean up! So much potential in this city...I mean look at all that amazing architecture...why have they let this place go so much?
Please.

I'm not going to tell you anything you already (or already should) know. If you've been here and taken the grand tour then you know your statement is incorrect and if you haven't then you should avoid making generalizations about places you've never seen yourself.

Thundertubs, you got around to both sides of The Delaware - good on ya. South Philly is a darling stretch of town - you got some of the more quaint signs along Broad Street and they do add character, don't they?
__________________
je suis phillytrax sur FLICKR, y'all
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 4:11 AM
Travis007's Avatar
Travis007 Travis007 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,210
Gritt-ilicious!! I love Philly's dense, urban rowhouses.
__________________
Flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 5:01 AM
Nineties Flava's Avatar
Nineties Flava Nineties Flava is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Francisco USA
Posts: 1,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by glowrock View Post
My god, you're acting like a boorish ass here, destroycreate! Sure, there are plenty of decayed and blighted parts of Philly, just as there are in any Eastern city of any size. Same in Baltimore, same in Boston, same in D.C., same in smaller places like Camden, Trenton, Newark, Providence, New Haven, and pretty much every other freaking city up and down the East Coast. That being said, don't act like there aren't huge decaying parts of cities along the West Coast, either. Here's a few examples for you, from south to north through California:

Chula Vista
Oceanside
Santa Ana
San Bernardino
Riverside
Inglewood
Compton
Huge swaths of East/South Los Angeles
Oxnard
Santa Maria
Salinas
Hayward
San Leandro
Oakland
East Palo Alto

Need I mention more?

Aaron (Glowrock)

edit: I couldn't agree more, ChiTownCity. Of course many parts of Philly need renovating/infrastructure improvements/people's attitude improvements. I'd say a little gentrification might be in order, though...


While I agree with your main point, I don't see how San Leandro or Hayward - or EPA and Oakland for that matter - make a list of cities with "huge decaying parts". What part of San Leandro is decaying?There's definitely neighborhoods that are run down but there's next to nothing in the Bay Area outside of a couple housing projects in San Francisco and Richmond that I'd call "decayed" i.e. with rows of boarded up houses, garbage everywhere, burned out cars, etc. I'm very familiar with San Leandro and EPA and obviously with Oakland so I'm not sure what you're referencing.


But anyway, thanks for the pics Thundertubs. I don't think I've ever seen pics on here of Camden. I've heard of its terrible reputation though... its hyped up to be the east coast Gary Indiana.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 5:35 AM
philadelphiathrives philadelphiathrives is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Philadelphia, USA
Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by destroycreate View Post
Such a shame Philly is so decayed and blighted. It needs some gentrification in these areas to clean up! So much potential in this city...I mean look at all that amazing architecture...why have they let this place go so much?
You don't live here and don't know what you're talking about, so STFU!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 6:07 AM
downtownpdx's Avatar
downtownpdx downtownpdx is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland
Posts: 1,182
That is a nice looking bridge -- great shots!

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 12:13 PM
Danny's Avatar
Danny Danny is offline
Universal Traveler
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Madrid
Posts: 2,159
Wonderful photos!

I´ve liked them very much. Today, I´ve watched two threads from PHL, and it´s nice to watch again so beautiful city.

Your pictures are very good. PHL looks very green, as I like. Pretty buildings and houses.

Congratulations and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 1:08 PM
giovanni sasso's Avatar
giovanni sasso giovanni sasso is offline
furified freestyle
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 12,309
tubs in town! attaboy giving camden some lovin', it could always use any it can get. i didn't make it over there (nor up in city hall tower for that matter) when i was home a few weeks ago, so it's nice to see these. it's pretty great to see the riverfront property under the BFB no longer serving a prison. i just hope they develop it right (i.e., remember it's still camden) and don't smack down a couple stupid condo towers.
__________________
phillyskyline.commauleofamerica.com
a matter of life and death, just like a etch-a-sketch
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 3:03 PM
fishrose's Avatar
fishrose fishrose is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Midtown Detroit
Posts: 570
Killin' it as usual, Thundertubs. Good work
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 3:08 PM
kool maudit's Avatar
kool maudit kool maudit is offline
among other things
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 9,741
it ain't easy.
__________________
the highest in commodity grades (and you could get it today!)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 3:34 PM
Capsule F Capsule F is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: 16th and green
Posts: 1,694
This thread is flippin' fantastic, excellent job my friend, you make the city feel as big as it is.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 8:28 PM
ColDayMan's Avatar
ColDayMan ColDayMan is online now
B!tchslapping Since 1998
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Cincinnati-Dayton-Columbus
Posts: 19,573
Yeah, you did it again sir.
__________________
Click the x: _ _ X _ _!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2011, 9:16 PM
Kingofthehill's Avatar
Kingofthehill Kingofthehill is offline
International
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oslo
Posts: 4,051
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nineties Flava View Post
While I agree with your main point, I don't see how San Leandro or Hayward - or EPA and Oakland for that matter - make a list of cities with "huge decaying parts". What part of San Leandro is decaying?There's definitely neighborhoods that are run down but there's next to nothing in the Bay Area outside of a couple housing projects in San Francisco and Richmond that I'd call "decayed" i.e. with rows of boarded up houses, garbage everywhere, burned out cars, etc. I'm very familiar with San Leandro and EPA and obviously with Oakland so I'm not sure what you're referencing.
Yeah, talk about being hyperbolic, glowrock. While California no doubt has its fair share of gritty cities and neighborhoods (where did destroycreate, or any other forumer, ever deny that?), the eerie, post-apocalyptic blocks of vacant lots and bombed-out/abandoned rowhouses and factories - places largely devoid of people - that, unfortunately characterizes many older cities, for the most part, doesn't exist in CA. Same for the crime problem prevalent in the said parts of Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark, et al. Run-down bungalows with overgrown lawns, graffiti, and maybe a boarded-up corner store, sure, but nothing like Mantua, Upton, or parts of the South Bronx.

Anyways, splendid job - as usual - 'Tubs. I would love to spend some more time exploring Philly. Major props on doing Camden, too!
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 9:06 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.