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)

Be sure to check out 
these sites for more info 
about the people in today's blog post.

More images from this set are here


Tamar SB said...

What an awesome experience!

MadSnapper said...

i popped over to your photos and looked at all of them. amazing photos, all of them. this is just to exciting for words. you did a fantastic job... i have never heard of 7 Cineama so am headed to their link

Wayne said...

Now that's a great way to spend a day!!!

Molly said...

The Eastern State Pen is just the best. I love that place but I have to say the worst meal I have ever eaten in Philly was at the City Tavern.


Sarah Huizenga said...

What a great gig you had for the day. That penitentiary - LOVE!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun opportunity!!

That penitentiary looks so very intriguing. Well done on documenting this day... I'll have to check out the rest of the photos.

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens (

Unknown said...

smashing pictures and fantastic locations, that prison with its peeling walls is so full of atmosphere good and bad I imagine...

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

How exciting and what a wonderful experience for you. I would love to have done that

Chere Mama said...

Weird to say but the penitentiary is so cool.

CountryMouse said...

What a great experience and how speical to see some places the public doesn't normally get to.