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Bicycle racers take on a North Philly junkyard

 Each year a group cycling enthusiasts converge on a junkyard in North Philadelphia to race each other on dirt paths winding between junk cars at the annual Bilenky Cyclocross event.

Participants race on all sorts of bikes, including homemade “funnies,” over a course that takes them under, over and around vehicles parked on the junkyard. The venue is between the railroad tracks and the bicycle factory of Bilenky Cycle Works in North Philadelphia.

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Vision Thru Art class offers creative and social outlet to vision-impaired (via NewsWorks)

Besty Clayton is glazing a replacement of a ballerina sculpture she made years ago for her granddaughter. Clayton explains that the original broke beyond repair in many pieces while transporting. Clayton is a member of the Vision Thru Art class at the Allans Lane Are Center in the Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. (Bas Slabbers)
Besty Clayton is glazing a replacement of a ballerina sculpture she made years ago for her granddaughter. Clayton explains that the original broke beyond repair in many pieces while transporting. Clayton is a member of the Vision Thru Art class at the Allens Lane Are Center in the Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. (photo by Bastiaan Slabbers)

About a dozen students gather in the basement of Allens Lane Art Center in Mt. Airy for their weekly sculpting class. They spend the time working on long-term pieces, learning new techniques and catching up with each other. They are students in the center’s class for the visually-impaired…

…story by Neema Roshania continues on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org

Exploring Urban Philadelphia’s Changing Face



Urban Exploration
 – Growing collection of images depicting development projects in and around Philadelphia, PA.
Most images in this slideshow are previously published as part of the NW Philly coverage of WHYY’s NewsWorks.org & PlanPhilly.org. The photos in this growing collection are shot over the past years in and around Philadelphia, PA.
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Hop on over to PetaPixel for more on ‘roof topping’, ‘underbelly photography’ and other forms that might be considered dangerous to public safety.

By Michael Zang – March 20, 2013: National Counterterrorism Center: Urban Exploration Photos Pose Security Risk

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