Last night I photographed two events, Night Market and the Annual Franklin Square Gala. I took the long way from Fairmount and hit up the very start of Night Market in Old City before heading to the square, then came back later in the night. The first one of the season.
It was held on 3rd and Arch Streets. It was a good spread of space.
There’s such great character in this area, once a thriving, bustling area, somehow it lost it’s charm in the past few years. There are still pockets of charm (Scarlett Ally, Clay Studio, Book Trader), art galleries and new stores are popping up, but the Market Street corridor and south or Market has become hot and pulled the people that way. It’s due for a comeback soon. Anywho…
Smak Parlor – a genius idea, now being repeated by others. It’s a fashion store on wheels that pops up at festivals and events.
I love shooting festivals, there are always the most interesting characters there
Old City is a great place to live. I like that work is getting a little dressier lately.
Night Market provides maps for the location of all the food trucks.
Let’s talk about these trucks: OMG the concept has really BLOWN UP. I think the first food truck that moved Philly’s thoughts from dirty, destination food truck to mobile, delicious cuisine had to be Buttercup Cupcakes.
Someone on the food scene showed me their new food truck which they’ll be launching soon. (I took this photo w/my phone of their phone and well, it serves the purpose here since I’m not allowed to talk about it, yet.)
Sometimes food trucks still look like they should be cited for being “dirty”. I guess it’s hip to look like a food market stand in rural America.
The cross roads of Old City Night Market 3rd and Arch, at 530PM
8PM. Society Hill Dance Academy was doing their thing. Love the gal with the “boom box”
Looking down 3rd Street from Arch
The night was very successful. There were long lines at many of the food trucks. Some people I chatted with waited up to 45 minutes to eat some mac & cheese.
but it was worth it, these two told me.
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Just hanging out Zac MacMath, (r) Goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Union, and former goalkeeper for the Maryland Terrapins, and friends.
Not a cell phone in sight.
except to capture memories
There were a lot of food court tables, but they filled up quickly.
They I had to go, I was starving and had less patience than these folks.
What’s up next?
West Oak Lane: June 19th
Lancaster Ave @ 35th St: August 21st
Chinatown: October 2nd