Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Views From the Tower

The New Guard Tower, Eastern State Penitentiary 

Last week I shared behind the scenes 
still shots of filming taking place at this location. 
But I was also able to snap a few images 
here and there on the sly.

Radiating Cell Blocks From the Tower

The idea of a penitentiary was birthed in the home of Ben Franklin and
it was a whole new concept for prisons.

The Penitentiary Entrance Before The Philadelphia Skyline

In its day this was the Taj Mahal of prisons. 
Each prisoner enjoyed his own cell with vaulted ceiling and skylight, 
flush toilet, and central heating 
compared to the White House
where President Jackson 
did not have running water 
and heated with coal stoves.

View of the Old Tower and Philadelphia

But Taj Mahal 
did not last.  

Guard Tower in Black and White

Today you can tour the penitentiary 
and learn the thought process that led to building this structure for prisoners. 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Day in Philadelphia with 7 Wonders Cinema

I recently had a fun day 
taking still images for 

Stephen Skeel and Michael Ayjian of 7 Wonders Cinema

7 Wonders Cinema 
was in Philadelphia filming for Expedia. 
They asked me to take behind the scene images 
documenting the filming process.  

Filming at Eastern State Penitentiary 

The morning started early at 
Eastern State Penitentiary. 
It was a great location 
and fascinating for me to watch them at work. 

Always Carrying Gear

As their photographer, 
I was also able to see some locations 
not open to the general public. 

Filming the Philadelphia Sky Line from the Penitentiary Guard Tower

Next up was filming at 

City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA

City Tavern was a hotspot 
for Colonial Americans. 

Franklin and Jefferson Arrive for Lunch

Today, it serves 18th Century cuisine 
with costumed wait staff to give 
you the full Colonial experience.  

Filming A Colonial Toast

And just like in the 1700s 
you might see 
Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson 
dining at one of the tables.  

Checking the Footage

On this day the two were also there for the filming. 
But the tourists coming for lunch 
wanted to take a peek too. 
That made for interesting filming. 

Stephen Skeel and Michael Ayjian of 7 Wonders Cinema
with Thomas Jefferson (Steven Edenbo) and Ben Franklin (Bill Ochester)

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about the people in today's blog post.




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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Peeking Calf

Peeking Calf, Springton Manor Farm, Chester Co., PA



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Monday, April 11, 2016

What People Do In Bay City


Well, I don't really know what they do.  
But from the looks of things...
I can make a guess. 


I was checking out Bay City, MI  
because in my 48 hour visit 
I ran out of things to do in Midland, MI. 
(Really, I did.) 



I stopped and parked immediately 
when I saw this old architecture on a Midland Street
passing through Bay City in search of the bay
that isn't there.  
(There seem to be endless Midland Streets in the area, 
Why?  I have no idea. 
The only thing in Midland is Dow Chemical Co.) 


Anyway, 
I started clicking, 
and then it dawned on me...
almost all these old buildings were drinking establishments! 


So what do YOU think people do in Bay City, MI? 
;)


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