Light Filters Down Below

May 24, 2013 |  by  |  Last Light  |  , , ,

 

underground17

Editor’s Note: In the spirit of the Hidden City Festival, photographer Jessie Fox found herself exploring–as so many of us have imagined doing–an abandoned SEPTA subway station. But totally abandoned it is not: Jessie’s lens found itself drawn to the layers of graffiti that have turned the old station and its tunnels into an evolving canvas.

Click any of the photos below to launch the gallery.

About the author

Jessie Fox is a recent graduate from Temple University who works as a photojournalist for the agency Here's My Chance. She grew up in a small town and now walks the streets of Philly with (almost always) a camera in hand. Fox graduated with a degree in Photojournalism and somehow works that aspect into her everyday life. She feels as though everyone has a story to tell and that there will always be someone who is willing to listen. She wants her photography to go beyond what is and help people to connect to others in a way they never thought possible.



10 Comments


  1. Great pictures! Where is the abandoned subway station?

  2. Which abandoned station is this? Spring Garden?

  3. Yes!!! Please share – I’d love to know where it is, just for curiosity’s sake!

  4. Great pictures! You’re the envy of us all.

  5. I think its Franklin Square…

  6. Could the be the long closed North Broad Street concourse (from City Hall to Race Street)?

  7. BSL has orange tile. And notice there is no actual platform anywhere. Yes, NS, I think you’ve figured it out! It pays to be a pretty girl and/or check all those metal doors.

  8. Amazing stuff, though I’m entirely depressed that in a city where many transit ideas went nowhere, we even have abandoned places. So much more was planned for the city; the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines were only just the start.

Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Real Estate Brochure For Vacant School Sounds Alarms in Germantown

Real Estate Brochure For Vacant School Sounds Alarms in Germantown

March 19, 2019  |  News

Neighbors rally around Germantown High School after a real estate listing revealed potential redevelopment plans. Emily Birdy Busch has the news > more

Piecing Together The Lost History Of Wirt & Knox

Piecing Together The Lost History Of Wirt & Knox

March 14, 2019  |  Vantage

Rob Masciantonio tracks down the elusive origins of an abandoned factory in Strawberry Mansion > more

Interior Of 30th Street Station To Be Considered For Historic Designation

Interior Of 30th Street Station To Be Considered For Historic Designation

March 11, 2019  |  News

Starr Herr-Cardillo has this roundup of local register nominations on the agenda at the March meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission's Designation Committee > more

Op-Ed: Streamlining The City's Preservation Procedures Would Benefit All

Op-Ed: Streamlining The City’s Preservation Procedures Would Benefit All

March 8, 2019  |  Soapbox

In this opinion piece Kenny Grono shares his perspective as a general contractor and remodeling specialist with a few ideas on how the City can untangle the red tape that undermines historic preservation > more

Industrial Design Firm Has A Knack For The Clickety-Clack

Industrial Design Firm Has A Knack For The Clickety-Clack

March 5, 2019  |  Vantage

Theresa Stigale takes us inside the headquarters of Oat Foundry at Frankford Arsenal where its split flap signs are winning the hearts of customers around the globe > more

Searching For Frankford Creek Along A Winding Trail

Searching For Frankford Creek Along A Winding Trail

February 28, 2019  |  Vantage

Sharon Barr goes looking for one of Philly's oldest tributaries via the Frankford Creek Greenway. What she finds is an urban trail struggling to connect with its namesake > more