Elfreth's Alley: Incongruous Mix

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Comments (12)

Hank Waxman on August 24, 2009

Since 1702, Elfreth's Alley has been home to more than 3,000 people. Today thirty-two houses, built between 1728 and 1836, line the alley. They form one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation. Elfreth's Alley is a National Historic Landmark District, one of the first districts that celebrates the lives of everyday Americans.

mardrl on August 25, 2009

I really liked this series. Good work. Margot

Itallica on August 25, 2009

Hi Hank it looks well lived in.

Hank Waxman on August 26, 2009

Hi Tery and Margot. It was the colorful patchwork of civilian clothes that drew me into this shot. Of course I get a kick out of the circa 2009 American Flag as a less than authentic touch on a colonial age street.



Hank Waxman on August 31, 2009

Welcome Bruce. It WAS pretty festive.



bogdanm101 on September 4, 2009

This little street is full of history, full of life stories, full of colour, so full of life. This is America's style. Thank you for sharing these parts of America. Bogdan

Hank Waxman on September 4, 2009

Thanks Bogdan; I think you summed up what is good about this photo perfectly. Best regards,


bogdanm101 on September 4, 2009

Thank you Hank. I'm feeling proud about your kind comment. I really love that kind of places, and I'm looking to discover or just to see on Panoramio, such places. Thanks to you, I discover a lot. Cheers, Bogdan

May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 4, 2009

What a cheerful place and photo, Hank! Very nice gathering on the street to enjoy the scene together.


Hank Waxman on September 5, 2009

Occassionally there is a real reason for color "film." This was one of those times. The interest is in the patchwork of colors created by the people and the surrounding. Thanks for stopping by.


Enkarnau on October 4, 2009

Bonita y colorida foto, desprende paz y tranquilidad. Un saludo.

Hank Waxman on October 6, 2009

Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras. Saludos cordiales,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 24, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Hank Waxman
    • Taken on 2009/06/06 14:17:54
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/180)
    • Focal Length: 95.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash