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What Lies Within: The Dazzling Art Deco Interior Of 1616 Walnut Street

What Lies Within: The Dazzling Art Deco Interior Of 1616 Walnut Street

January 14, 2015  |  Last Light

Don't judge a building by its cover. Throughout the 1930s, Center City high-rises with subdued exteriors often contained resplendent Art Deco embellishments. Hidden City co-editor Peter Woodall puts the gilded halls of 1616 Walnut Street on display with this vibrant photo essay > more

A Holiday Oasis Under The Highway At Sam's Christmas Land

A Holiday Oasis Under The Highway At Sam’s Christmas Land

December 24, 2014  |  Last Light

Sam's Christmas Land is as Philly as it gets. During the holidays this closed-for-the-season water ice stand transforms into an over the top Xmas shop and outdoor neighborhood hang out. Kim Massare warms up near the fire bucket at Port Richmond's best kept holiday secret > more

Travels Through The Ghost City

Travels Through The Ghost City

December 19, 2014  |  Last Light

The wrecking ball and the crane seem to be the symbols of the year as Philadelphia's built landscape changes--in some places at a furious pace. Architect Andrew Evans has been paying attention--his time-lapse images capture the process as the new replaces the old > more

Baking Yuletide Cheer At Potito's

Baking Yuletide Cheer At Potito’s

December 19, 2014  |  Last Light

There is nothing like lining up to buy baked goods in South Philly during the holidays. Theresa Stigale has this photo essay about Potito's, a classic, family-owned neighborhood bakery at 16th and Ritner > more

Farewell To American Thrift

Farewell To American Thrift

December 12, 2014  |  Last Light

An institution in South Philly for decades, the beloved American Thrift closed its doors last month. Hidden City contributor Kim Massare was there on the last day and has this bittersweet photo essay > more