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Unmitigated Beauty

Unmitigated Beauty

November 8, 2012  |  Last Light

On Day Four of Furness Week, we've got a luscious photo essay featuring one of Furness's remaining masterpieces, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Plus we took a side trip up to the attic above the skylights--it doesn't like Grandma's! > more

A Haunting Place

A Haunting Place

October 31, 2012  |  Last Light

For Halloween, we're taking a visit back to the now-demolished Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, an institution with a black history that later was much-beloved by urban explorers > more

Find The (Most) Signs, Win A Prize!

Find The (Most) Signs, Win A Prize!

October 26, 2012  |  Last Light

We've collected some of the best vintage signs from around Philadelphia. Think you know the city inside out? Here's a chance to test your knowledge > more

Memorials Of Brick

Memorials Of Brick

October 22, 2012  |  Last Light

In Philadelphia, smokestacks were once the most prominent feature of the skyline, competing only with church spires for dominance of the horizon. They towered above every mill, factory, and plant, rising hundreds of feet into a smog choked sky > more

The Metropolitan Opera House Revisited

The Metropolitan Opera House Revisited

October 16, 2012  |  Last Light

Eric Blumenfeld, who recently purchased the former Divine Lorraine hotel, is now talking about helping to restore the Metropolitan Opera House. We've got photos of the bedraggled North Broad Street beauty taken this summer, plus a few dug out from the archives of the 2009 Hidden City Festival > more