A street-level exploration of Philadelphia’s infamous Callowhill Industrial Historic District with “Walking the Eraserhood” photoessay author Bob Bruhin.
Bruhin will discuss his experiences in this dramatically distressed neighborhood, the forces that inspired his photoessay, and the delicate balance between preservation and improvement in play within the Callowhill District. Brind your cameras and/or phones to document this ever changing historical area!
[Copies of “Walking the Eraserhood” will be avilable at severely discounted prices after the tour.]
It’s what you’ve been waiting for! Join us for the VERY FIRST Darksome art and craft market in Philadelphia! Darksome is a recurring market in Pennsylvania showcasing artists and crafters who make work that is dark, creepy, macabre, witchy, mystical, mysterious, horrific, strange, curious, absurd and unsettling! The Spring market will feature 80+ dark and strange artists held at Love City Brewing Company in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia! Peruse a curated dark shopping experience while sipping on delectable beers by Love City, and partaking in sweet and savory food trucks!
Available now!! https://ehood.us/walking
You can now share all the history and the mystery of the Eraserhood with your friends and loved ones! This attractive 178 page volume photographically documents the look and feel of Philadelphia in and around the Callowhill Industrial Historic District as it was in the years between 2007 and 2014. Revised and expanded text discusses life in Callowhill as it is in the 21st century as well as how the neighborhood influenced painter and filmmaker David Lynch in the late 1960s.
Music: “Steam Driven” from “Eraserpunk Suites” by Bob Bruhin http://ehood.us/5Ph
Walk Leader: Bob Bruhin
Meeting point: SE corner of N. Broad and Noble streets at Rail Park entrance.
Free. Public. Rain or Shine.
My first reaction to the Callowhill district was to take out my phone and start taking pictures. Eventually this became the focus of my first book, “Walking the Eraserhood,” a photo essay exploring Callowhill between 2009 and 2014 and discussing the influence the neighborhood had on the work of painter/filmmaker David Lynch.
This year I would like us to celebrate together by photographing The Rail Park and surrounding neighborhood during the period photographers call The Golden Hour, and sharing our resulting images via social media.
Of course, as a Jane’s Walk, open discussion will be strongly encouraged, while we explore and document. Hopefully we can all learn together!!
Estimated walk duration: 90 minutes
Walk begins at SE corner of Broad and Noble (at the Rail Park entrance) and will end at The Patio (500 N 10th St).
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