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Rob Lybeck

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. Send him an e-mail at: rob-shutter[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ceremony Celebrates Comeback Of Catharine Thorn Fountain

Ceremony Celebrates Comeback Of Catharine Thorn Fountain

March 25, 2013  |  Buzz

Catharine Thorn Fountain is turned on, re-enlivening the 23rd-South-Grays Ferry triangle. Rob Lybeck is there, supporting his neighborhood > more

Neon's Alive

Neon’s Alive

May 17, 2012  |  Last Light

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

Beauty On High

Beauty On High

February 24, 2012  |  Last Light

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

Stone Menagerie

Stone Menagerie

September 30, 2011  |  Last Light

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

Underfoot

Underfoot

September 12, 2011  |  Last Light

Rob Lybeck looked down to find today's photo essay. Fortunately, he found more than chewing gum, cigarette butts and hamburger wrappers > more