Rob Lybeck is fascinated by Philadelphia's architecture and its embellishments. He endeavors to raise an awareness of the city's unique built environment through his photography. What began years ago as the chosen theme for a course assignment, has developed into a lifelong passionate pursuit: photographing the many diverse architectural styles and building details of the metropolitan area. His work can be seen here on flickr.
Catharine Thorn Fountain is turned on, re-enlivening the 23rd-South-Grays Ferry triangle. Rob Lybeck is there, supporting his neighborhood > more
We're nuts about vintage neon. The modern and retro stuff, not so much until we saw Rob Lybeck's photo essay on neon signs around town > more
In their wisdom, the architects of Center City's ornate buildings put some of their most extravagant decorations too far up to be seen from street level. We sent Rob Lybeck out to show us what we've been missing > more
Form hasn't always followed function. Decoration was once king, as Rob Lybeck shows us in his photos of the creatures--some real, some fanciful--gracing buildings in Center City > more
Rob Lybeck looked down to find today's photo essay. Fortunately, he found more than chewing gum, cigarette butts and hamburger wrappers > more