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Racing is rough, but inspiring for one local team [PHOTO ESSAY]



The 2014 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is a rough, but inspiring ride for the riders with one young local race team.

In this combined photo essay the events of the week are captured as the Philly based Airgas Cycling team participates in the exciting 1-day bike race in the Northwest section of the city. Two days ahead of the race the professional riders teamed up with local high school athlete cyclist for a ride in Fairmount Park

See here a photo slideshow of some of the events leading up to and including the 10lap/120mile race on Sunday when the team of young riders takes on the 17% gradient of the “Manayunk Wall”.

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Revisiting Familiar Grounds [Photo Essay]

8B, the house number marked on the front door of my old home. The sticker on the letter slot indicates the residents prefer no spam. After living abroad for more than three years I visited my old home town. Wondering what has changed I packed both my curiosity and a camera. (Original posted as part of a photo essay 'Revisiting Familiar Grounds' here: http://www.basslabbers.com/WP/?p=1320) (Bas Slabbers /Photography)
8B, the house number marked on the front door of my old home. The sticker on the letter slot indicates the residents prefer no spam. After living abroad for more than three years I visited my old home town. Wondering what has changed I packed both my curiosity and a camera.

After living abroad for more than three years I recently (re-)visited my old home town. Wondering what has changed I packed both my curiosity and a camera. As expected – besides a few minor changes – everything seems more or less the same. Boats sail the ‘Spaarne’, the river meandering from North to South (or is it from South to North?) and local residents sip beers at a cafe on one of the squares. Record breaking temperatures and trees in fall colors make strolling the car-free alleys very pleasant. Is it me or are there even more tourists than before visiting the city?

Is the time spend in a different locale long enough to experience once familiar spots through new eyes or do old habits die hard? The images in this collection captured the scenes of every day’s life.

Revisiting Familiar Grounds (21 images)

Leading up to Phila Public Schools Closings [Photo Essay]

On June 21, 2013 a number of Public Schools in the School District of Philadelphia will close it’s doors for good. The Facilities Master Plan by the School Reform Committee advices closure for 23 local schools in its district. This photo essay shows efforts of parents, students and educators in the days, months and years leading to the final closure…

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