I have been having more fun lately with the reflections created just after they turn off the fountains on Dilworth Park, in front of Philadelphia City Hall:
An artist paints his canvas on a pedestrian bridge in the Fairmount neighborhood, not far from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The 37-foot William Penn statue stands atop Philadelphia City Hall in the distance.
I have no idea when I took this picture but it was probably during the 1990s. I remember spotting the scene from my car and hopping out for a few minutes.
I always have fun with the reflections when I stumble across Dilworth Park shortly after the fountains have been turned off, as I did earlier today. For a brief period, Philadelphia City Hall and the surrounding cityscape will reflect perfectly before the remaining thin coat of water drains away.
Two young women don vintage gas masks while waiting for a peace demonstration to kick off on Dilworth Plaza outside Philadelphia City Hall on March 20, 2003, the same day US forces invaded Iraq.
I have covered a few violent demonstrations in Philadelphia over the years but I can’t recall police ever deploying tear gas here.
Metadata info shows that I captured this image with a Nikon D1H camera, a 1/80th shutter speed and f 4.0 aperture, but focal length and ISO data is missing.
A rush-hour snow squall blasts pedestrians on South Broad Street near Philadelphia City Hall in February, 2001.
When foul weather was approaching, I would often duck into one of the city hall portals to take pictures of the surrounding area with a 500mm lens. This was my last winter before switching from film to digital cameras.
Peace protesters stage a die-in at Philadelphia City Hall to demonstrate against US wars underway in 2007.
During this period, I was grabbing still frames from video footage I was shooting while covering breaking news events. But I can’t find the video from this event.
About 100 young protesters from “Not in Our Name” and other organizations held a “die-in for peace” outside Philadelphia City Hall and later blocked rush-hour traffic on March 17th, 2003, while demonstrating against the possibility of war with Iraq. The United States launched the invasion three days later.
Data: Date: 3/17/03, Time: 5:01:17 PM, Shutter: 1/320, f: 4.0, ISO: 400, Lens: Zoomed to 155mm, Philadelphia, PA, US