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  • Secrets of the sea

    The Moshulu, at 116 years old, has sailed all over the world – from Norway to Australia and Chile to Mexico. "The ship can tell a million tales," the former restaurant GM once said. Here she is pictured from Penn's Landing, photographed by Jeff Freedman. Have a photo for the Big Pic?...

    • Mar 4, 2021
  • Billy Penn looming large 

    City Hall is flanked by the Municipal Services Building in early January. A helicopter dots the pale blue sky and a flag waves at half-mast while lights twinkle in Dilworth Park. Thanks to B Philly Photography for this pic. Have a photo for the Big Pic? Email it to or tag...

    • Feb 12, 2021
  • Alleyway activity

    Workers move about on the 1700 block of Chancellor Street in the Rittenhouse neighborhood in late December. Talya Amati Lewis, a street photographer who spends a lot of time in Philly and New York, snapped this because she said the back alleys of Philly draw her in “as this gritty infrastructure of...

    • Feb 5, 2021
  • Night lights

    Philly photog Keith Zotti (a/k/a @gritadelphia on Instagram) snapped this on New Year’s Eve in Old City. Though it was brightly lit and looked inviting, all was quiet at Positano Coast that night. The U.S. Custom House towers over the restaurant in the background illuminating the night sky. Have a photo for...

    • Jan 14, 2021
  • GW fountain
    All around stoic

    Asim Ahmen took this beautiful photo of the Washington Monument Fountain framed against wispy clouds at Eakins Oval during his visit to Philadelphia on Jan. 2. Have a photo for the Big Pic? Email it to or tag us on social at #PWBigPic.

    • Jan 6, 2021
  • crew
    Headed back

    Chris Morris, a part-time crew coach at Conestoga High School, took this picture from the Schuylkill River as the crew is returning to Boathouse Row from practice. Practice ends everyday with this lap around the river bend to Boathouse Row when coaches get this magnificent view of the city. The rowers themselves...

    • Dec 20, 2020
  • City skyline

    PW reader Bettina Ricks sent us this great shot that was taken on a beautiful spring day near City Hall around 15th and Market, facing north. If you have a photo you’d like to share with everyone, email it to or tag us on social media at #PWBigPic.

    • Dec 8, 2020
  • major league soccer
    Smoke, no mirrors

    One of the best things to emerge from a pretty shitty 2020 was the Philadelphia Union winning the award for the best record in Major League Soccer. Have a pic you want to share with the city? Send it via or tag us on social using #PWBigPic.

    • Nov 27, 2020
  • Center City Philadelphia
    Looking good!

    Hey, the city cleans up awfully nice, doesn't she? Many thanks to Jeff Freedman for this shot he took while downtown in the City of Brotherly Love. If you have a picture you'd like to share with us, email it to or tag us on social media using the hashtag #PWBigPic.

    • Jan 24, 2020
  • City Hall lit up

    City Hall is absolutely glowing in this photo submitted by Jeff Freedman. Have a pic you think shines as well? Send it our way via or tag us on social media using the hashtag #PWBigPic.

    • Dec 13, 2019

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