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Philadelphia: Day 4

Day 4 features shopping on South Street, eating vegan cheesesteak, and trips to Weavers Way Co-op, Swarthmore Food Co-op and Selene Whole Foods Co-op.



Chinese Cookie Factory




Antiquarian's Delight, AKA South Street Antiques Market. It's in an old Synagogue (I believe it's the former B’nai Reuben) on 6th Street, just off of South Street. It's an old favorite of mine. I got a couple of rings, and the world's most awesome Frida Kahlo necklace. Photos to follow, of course. :)


P.S. aaronbenedict: Can you tell me what these all say?
















I was in love with this mermaid. And if she hadn't been $185 ...


But I did go home with Frida. :)




Yet another fabulous mural


And yet another fire station mural




A better shot of the necklace of fabulousness. And no, I did not pay $125 for it. I paid less than half that much.




Vegan basil "chicken" pizza at Gianna's Grille




GG Special (AKA vegan "cheesesteak") at Gianna's Grille (I brought half of it home with me -- holy huge sandwich, Batman!)




Me at Gianna's










Kater Street








Philadelphia Record Exchange


The former home of Zipperhead




The new Zipperhead, Crash Bang Boom






Me on South Street










My second mermaid of the morning. This one made me think that maybe I need a mermaid tattoo. I've done some googling and thus far I like this one. And maybe this one too.




Back at Antiquarians Delight








Back on Kater Street


Wooden Shoe Books. Back when I lived in Philly, I lived at Wooden Shoe. It was on 20th Street then, and apparently at some point after I left, there was a fire. Had I realized I was so close to the new location, I totally would have stopped in. As it was, I just happened to notice it as I drove past, on my way out of town. Next time.










Weavers Way Co-op. You have to be a member to shop there, so I was only able to walk around and look, but not buy anything. If anyone out there is a member, I'd like a shopping bag, please. :)
























Swarthmore Food Co-op


Not the most "co-op-y" co-op. Lots of meat. No bulk section. Coke. Pepsi. But hey -- a nice little outdoor seating area.






Yaay recycling!




Finally -- something that feels like a co-op!


Way to hide the sign with your store name there folks.




























Picturesque Swarthmore, PA










And picturesque Media, PA






Selene Whole Foods Co-op






Their bulk herb section. It was pretty sweet.












Geese


























Penny machine at the Blue Mountain Rest Area on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I have all these designs already, which is a good thing, since it wasn't working. :(









Would you believe I started this post at June 22, 2009, 23:09? Yikes.

Comments

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ratphooey
Jun. 24th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
I like the first mermaid. But she should have your hair, instead!
aaronbenedict
Jun. 25th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
What does it mean?
The first clear picture is the part of a passage from Psalms which translates to "This is the gate to God". The second one completes the passage and it means "which righteous enter". The third one is kind of a corner stone and it says "built in the year". For the last one, the top line is the hebrew year that the synagogue was built which would be 5664 (we are currently in 5769) but the last line I can't really make out what it says so I'm not going to guess what it may mean.
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