I assisted my mother on a photography gig this past weekend in Philly, and while we were there, we decided to capture one of our favorite murals in the city. Philly is known for their murals all around the city, which originally started as an anti-graffiti tactic, through the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network (1984). These folks reached out to the graffiti writers in an attempt to redirect their artistic energies into a positive light! Now there are over 3,000 murals in the city, all expressing history through art! For more information, and to view some of these murals, click HERE
My mother was born and raised in Philly, and I was born there as well. My Pop Pop still lives in Philly, so anytime we are there, we always stop by! I had to hit up the water ice stand around the corner from his house to get my usual mango water ice + a soft pretzel with mustard. A very Philly thing to do (Rita's doesn't even compare to this)!
Before leaving the city, we decided to stop by the Sakura Sunday Festival at the Cherry Blossom Park. Here are some photos I took :)
The other day I met up with the bestie Lei and we chilled at the park. Girl talk, sun bathing, nail painting, and laughs. We eventually got hungry and went out for sushi, as usual (we're addicts lol). I've had such a great week, and it's fun showing off my city to you guys! I hope you enjoyed the pics!
I'm also looking forward to the weekend, you have a great one!