Mr. Fatale and I moved to Passyunk Square in 2004. We didn't know a lot about the city and we looked at dozens of houses. Eventually settled on ours because it was on a clean tree-lined street, in a safe walkable neighborhood, and very near mass transit. Little did we know that a plan was already underway for making this neighborhood better than we could have imagined.
A great moment of community pride occurred earlier this summer when PARC unveiled the restored singing fountain on Passyunk Ave. The space was transformed into a really lovely space for everyone to enjoy. So when a client came in with this gorgeous unique photo of the new fountain by Jeff Dal Porto, I was thrilled! And I was told the image was purchased at the fabulous store up the street, Nice Things...Handmade--a boutique that sells local handmade gift items created by a legion of Philly crafters.
The framing design for the photo was a collaboration. I suggested a white circle-cut mat and an orange frame (I will declare orange to be the official color of the Avenue--I'm looking at you, Cantina! ;) But the client suggested a raised mat, elevating the mat above the art by using a layer of acid-free foamboard, and selected and elegant red maple hardwood frame. It is a rich orangey color, but not candy coated. Just stunning.
Seriously, I think everyone in the neighborhood should have one of these. It has been really exciting time in the hood and worth remembering!
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