Athenaeum of Philadelphia

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A dilettante at large considers Philly After Dark at the Athenaeum

A whimsical and educational show combining images of the city by moonlight, gaslight, electric light, fire and lightning.

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You Don’t Know Philadelphia Writers Like Thom Nickels

Thom Nickels is the go-to person for Philadelphia architecture, gay Philadelphia, and now, literary Philadelphia.

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Bastille to Broad Street: The French influence on Philadelphia architecture

Paris’s reputation as a a city of architectural beauty is long-held and its emblematic structures have influenced generations of Philadelphia architects and designers. This cultural exchange is the subject of…