The Year in Photos: Philadelphia 2012

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2012 was a great year for Philadelphia on a couple of fronts, the city gained numerous accolades on the tourism end, and our food scene made national headlines. Although not everything is peachy keen (the income disparity and unemployment being major issues), there was a lot of positive momentum that those who live and work in the city can be proud of. 

Photography is powerful; with the rise of instagram local amateurs stepped up and started appreciating the city via their photographs and projects like Philly Love Notes added to the afore mentioned positive momentum.

Some of my favorite photos were taken in the first half of the year, the summer was especially fun; wandering around and discovering many interesting nooks around Northern Liberties and taking in some of the great architecture around West Philadelphia were highlights. After the jump 35 of my favorite snap shots of Philadelphia. 

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Photographs of Chaisely for her interview on URBSVOX.com See more photos there! 

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Outtake from my photo shoot with artist Shawn Hileman for URBSVOX.com See more photos and my interview with him there. 

Outtake from my photo shoot with artist Shawn Hileman for URBSVOX.com See more photos and my interview with him there. 

Visited the farmers’ market at Headhouse Square this morning, the difference between locally grown produce and what you find at an average supermarket can barely be compared. Vibrant colors, enticing scents and the taste is something else. I bought some mint and peaches and they smelled so good on the way home that I could barely wait to try them!

Eating local is not just a great way to feed yourself, but the fresher the produce you consume the better it tastes; and it’s a great way to support your community.

The Food Trust farmers’ markets are all over the city throughout the week, check one out if you get a chance.

Farmers’ Market List

SEPTA Guide (w/ bus and train routes to the markets.)

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Yes, this is still Philadelphia. West Philly even! 44th street off Spruce.

Yes, this is still Philadelphia. West Philly even! 44th street off Spruce.

Luscious greens. Summertime on 44th street, West Philadelphia.

Luscious greens. Summertime on 44th street, West Philadelphia.

New Spring fashion shoot! Nature is Beautiful for URBSVOX. 

New Spring fashion shoot! Nature is Beautiful for URBSVOX

New Spring fashion shoot, Nature is Beautiful. Check it out!

New Spring fashion shoot, Nature is Beautiful. Check it out!

Phreqs of Nature photoshoot with @phrequencycom crew!

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Gloomy winter day around City Hall, Philadelphia