LOVE in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon on June 26, 2013 | Best of Love in the… | Flickr

Love in the Afternoon on June 26, 2013
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Love in the Afternoon, Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Thursday… | Flickr

Love in the Afternoon, Thursday, January 10, 2013
Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Plaza (aka “Love Park”)

Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade 2014 | Because love is always … | Flickr

Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade 2014
Because love is always beautiful. —— Luminance HDR 2.3.0 tonemapping parameters: Operator: Mantiuk08 Parameters: Luminance Level: Auto Color Saturation: 1 Contrast Enhancement: 1 —— PreGamma: 1

Odunde!!! | Celebrating the coming of another year for Afric… | Flickr

Odunde!!!
Celebrating the coming of another year for African Americans and Africanized people around the world. — Qtpfsgui 1.9.3 tonemapping parameters: Operator: Reinhard02 Parameters: Key: 0.18 Phi: 1 —— PreGamma: 1

Tainted LOVE: Philadelphia’s Robert Indiana Sculpture Painted Incorrectly for Decades

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Robert Indiana’s LOVE 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia, PA Copyright © 2012, Bob Bruhin. All rights reserved. (via fork.cc/14aOffj)

Robert Indiana’s famed sculpture, “LOVE” (1976), will return to its home at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known as LOVE Park, after two years away. It spent one year at a temporary site outside City Hall as the park closed for renovations, and another indoors to undergo restoration. When it returns on February 13 — just in time for those Valentine’s Day selfies! — locals may be surprised to notice something a little different. While “LOVE” has long been painted red, green, and blue, it will instead be red, green, and purple.

Detail of “LOVE” undergoing restoration (photo courtesy City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy)
Because that’s how Indiana intended it. For three decades, unbeknownst to most, “LOVE” had worn the wrong look. The City of Philadelphia, which owns the sculpture, itself only found out recently.


Read more (with detailed photos of the restoration process): Tainted LOVE: Philadelphia’s Robert Indiana Sculpture Painted Incorrectly for Decades

Love in the Afternoon, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | (via sweet… | Flickr

Love in the Afternoon, Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Philadelphia Photo League visits the Trenton Avenue Arts F… | Flickr

Philadelphia Photo League visits the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
Free and open to the public, the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival celebrates East Kensington’s incredible mix of local artists, musicians and eateries. Organized by the dedicated volunteers of the East Kensington Neighbors Association and featuring over 200 local arts and food vendors, TAAF attracts 10k+ attendees to raise funds for neighborhood projects and revitalization. The festival is held on Trenton Avenue, a wide cobblestone street that has been part of Kensington’s rich creative history for over a hundred years. By hosting the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, EKNA continues that tradition. — Luminance HDR 2.3.0 tonemapping parameters: Operator: Reinhard02 Parameters: Key: 0.18 Phi: 1 —— PreGamma: 1

Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade 2014 | Because love is always … | Flickr

Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade 2014
Because love is always beautiful. —— Luminance HDR 2.3.0 tonemapping parameters: Operator: Mantiuk08 Parameters: Luminance Level: Auto Color Saturation: 1 Contrast Enhancement: 1 —— PreGamma: 1

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