05 November 2011

philly on film

Some random film shots from Philadelphia. I couldn´t decide.... Was trying to convey the spirit of the city... But don´t think I do it justice....
Thank you for all your well wishes. I´m taking it this week. That is, if I can´t convince Berta to put on a wig and take it for me.... or maybe Jorge... :)
P.S. I saw the documentary on Bill Cunningham. What a beautiful film! I advise watching it on the sofa, with a cup of tea, cozy blanket, and a warm body snuggled against you (preferably a dog... who will let you watch it in peace.;)). If you don´t have a dog, Coco is willing to travel. I´ll have to come too... to translate... her English is a little rusty... OK, I´ll stop rambling now. :)
¡Hasta pronto!

47 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are just gorgeous. Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities.

Ken Mac said...

Hi Jane, thanks for visiting. What a great collection of shots! Natural, well composed and unique. What are you shooting with?

Liza said...

Hi Jane - I've been away so long. These are just fabulous. You must have been so pleased to get the film back - like opening Christmas presents! Truly beautiful. Happy weekend, and I hope that test goes well. I let my (NY) license lapse when I was in college many years ago, and drove without one for NINE years(!) because I was so freaked by the idea of taking the test again. Wow - stupid things we do as young ones...

Miss Zen said...

I kust love your "eye", your special look at everything...

Line said...

Film is always so special, wonderful pics Jane!

Cindy said...

i love your film photos of philly. the composition and tones are so lovely. just wish they were of nyc and i was able to meet you in person.

if people want to be grumpy they should NOT see the bill cunningham documentary because smiling from ear to ear is unavoidable!

tanïa said...

Great images of Philadelphia. The more you show the more I tend to believe I have been there by myself. ;o)
And, by the way, I wouldn't mind watching a film with you and Coco on my sofa!

elisabelle said...

These are just fantastic. I have never been there, but it feels like you capture the spirit of the city. they are so moody...

With or without Coco, you are always welcome on my sofa: we will have tea and cookies and will watch the documentary together :)

Debra said...

And this is why my sister says, "It's a nice picture. It's no Spain Daily, but it's a nice picture." Your ability to find quaint bicycles around the globe is amazing.

Zosia said...

SOTA Spirit of the Artist - your artistic spirit shines through these photos. All are wonderful, but I especially love the last one - black figures against the white tower.

RosaMaría said...

all those are simply Awesome Jane!!!
happy weekend girlfriend!

RosaMaría said...

all those are simply Awesome Jane!!!
happy weekend girlfriend!

Cobalt Violet said...

Good luck! You can do it!!!
Thanks for the tip on the Cunningham film and the post of course if fabulous. I need to just follow you around for a day and see what you're seeing!

Janis said...

I feel the spirit of Philly in your film. Gorgeous place Jane, gorgeous photos!

I need to see that film... again! Love BC, such a gentle and amazing person... xo

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely pictures...

Pierre

melski said...

gorgeous pics! i saw the Bill Cunningham film this week too, loved it. happy sunday :-)

Anne said...

lovely glimpses!

elisvermeulen said...

does that mean you are coming over jane?
loved these shots. all of them.

kpaints said...

Wonderful shots...never been there but you made it look inviting.

Holli said...

You really did convey the spirit of the city.. I felt swept away from Texas to Philly in this post. Thank you!

Kristin said...

The photos are beautiful movie. I really like them all. Philadelphia seems to be a great city.

la casita said...

AWESOME!

likeschocolate said...

I am sure my children would love to play with Coco since we don't have a dog and they love dogs. Anytime you want to visit Georgia you are welcome to come visit.

Rie said...

WENK... !!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

All beautiful shots. And I can't believe after all my USA travels, I've never been to Philadelphia, ever. I'm scratching my head wondering how I missed it.

Thanks for the photos, you nudged me a little close to planning a visit-- as soon as the snow is gone.

xo jj

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i was in philadelphia in the nineties. i remember it thus.
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wood & wool stool said...

just awesome!

gormettrecipes said...

These photos are fantastic! I love the way Philly looks on film.

Leslie said...

i've never been there, but you made me want to go. i think that's doing it justice. oh, and i completely agree about tea and dogs and snuggling and movies...

alexandria said...

These are such amazing shots!

Ian said...

Is the cider really that bad?

anna said...

love love love! I've been to Philly once, I really enjoyed it, but not to the max cause a lady who I met in the bus, kept going on about the criminality, danger and poverty in the city, I was on alert all the time. Now I feel ridicioulous about it :S

L'Atelier said...

wow! these are amazing! sigh. film is such a nice medium and you made the best use possible of it

Don said...

I'm liking what I'm seeing!

ladyfi said...

Good luck with the driving test!

Your photos are stunning!

kari said...

Hi there Jane! I love the bike photo, and the American flag, the flowers, the jars and the van.....oh i love them all. Great shots - all of them!

Ann Marie said...

beautiful!!!

Rocio said...

Oh!! I am in love with your hometown!!! I love these shots Jane!!

Now, how did the test go?? Bet you passed it with flying colours!! Jorge must treat to dinner to a very expensive restaurant to celebrate ;)

aimee said...

That's it! I'm going to Philly! You'd better let me know next time you come. I will high tail it in your direction in a flash!

natsumi nishizumi said...

These pictures are beautiful! I have never been to Philadelphia... Looks like a great palce to visit!!
Have a wodnerful weekend, Jane!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Beautiful series... I love the colors ;)

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Beautiful series... I love the colors ;)

Miren Iriondo Photographie said...

Precious photographies!

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Bowdymom said...

Lovely!!

Reyes said...

Best of luck with the drivers, I only got mine about 5 years ago and also because my beloved handsome gave me a deadline... I thing getting my drivers has been the greatest achievement of my life, honest, I have so hated cars all my life (scared of them too, and drivers in Madrid, all maniacs!!!). On a happier note, love all the photos, your pueblo is indeed beautiful! BesosXXX

Ignacio Santana said...

Estupenda serie, Jane!!!...me han encantado las tonalidades que has conseguido...un trabajo precioso!!!

Un abrazo!!! ;)

Kasia said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos Jane... Inspiring, as always!