Instagram Contest Winner #2 Is…

 

"This is the side entrance to the John Grass Wood Turning Company which closed its doors in 2003." | Photo: @seasaleo_21

“This is the side entrance to the John Grass Wood Turning Company which closed its doors in 2003.” | Photo: @seasaleo_21

Dereck Johnson! As Instagrammer @seasaleo_21, Dereck has visited a number of Festival sites, and the image above, of the side entrance to John Grass Woodturning Company, takes this week’s trophy in the #igers_philly_hiddencity contest. Two of the judges (consisting of the editors and moderators of the Hidden City Daily and @igers_philly Instagram account) selected this as their #1 choice, and the one below, a “creepy little corner of the shop,” also received votes.

"Loved this little creepy corner of the shop!" | Photo: @seasaleo_21

“Loved this little creepy corner of the shop!” | Photo: @seasaleo_21

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"Welcome to the overlook" (left), "Introduction to improvised shack" (right) | Photos: @nipseyrussell

“Welcome to the overlook” (left), “Introduction to improvised shack” (right) | Photos: @nipseyrussell

@nipseyrussell came in a very close second with his endearing and a little hilarious photos of his kids, at Fort Mifflin and at Hawthorne Hall. “WTF, Daddy!” in particular received multiple votes.

Seriously, WTF daddy? | Photo: @nipseyrussell

Seriously, WTF daddy? | Photo: @nipseyrussell

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"Sorry can't stop...so inspired today!  | Photo: @emilymanaloruiz

“Sorry can’t stop…so inspired today! | Photo: @emilymanaloruiz

Also taking in multiple votes was @emilymanaloruiz for her squatters shack/airplane juxtaposition at Fort Mifflin, a popular muse in the marsh. She definitely earned herself a few extra style points for the moody skies.

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Dufala Bros double shot | Photos: @ljdurfolino

Dufala Bros double shot | Photos: @ljdurfolino

Charting twice with selections from the Dufala Brothers’ Oil & Water installation at Globe Dye was @ljdurfolino. And rounding out this week’s voting were two visions of Germantown City Hall, @rokojoe‘s take on the rotunda, and @fedexrich‘s random find of a sketch from inside one of the community rooms.

Germantown Town Hall rotunda | Photo: @rokojoe

Germantown Town Hall rotunda | Photo: @rokojoe

"This was a small scetch of this window that someone left at the #germantowncityhall" | Photo: @fedexrich

“This was a small scetch of this window that someone left at the #germantowncityhall” | Photo: @fedexrich

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A round of applause to all the winners, runners up, and participants. There’s one more weekend of #igers_philly_hiddencity contest action, so get in while you can. The grand prize winner, announced next week, will win the grand prize of a membership to Hidden City Philadelphia (which incurs discounts to our tours and lectures and admission to members only events—think of them as mini-Hidden City Festivals), a t-shirt, and a hardhat. To plan your visits to the Festival this weekend—the final weekend!—check the calendar HERE, and buy your pass in advance HERE.


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  1. Second place!?!?! One would have thought the endearing qualities of my kids would have made me number one with a bullet. In any event, congratulations, Dereck, i was looking at your photos, and you have a lot of very cool ones that everyone should check out, too.

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