Friday, July 15, 2011

summer-summer-summertime.

hi, morgan and lua readers! veronika from tick tock vintage here. miss morgan asked us to write posts centered around summertime, and i thought i'd share some of my favorite things to do in my favorite city. i'm a proud philadelphian and i love sharing tidbits about this great town!

1: race street pier
the race street pier just opened a little over a month ago. situated on the river, there's a ton of benches and seating to watch boats go by. you get a great view of the city, especially when the sun starts to set. we've gone here for a picnic dinner before and it was such a blast. the breeze off of the water is an added bonus, too - especially when it's so hot out!

2: roof-dwelling
philadelphia is mostly comprised of rowhomes, which offer ridiculously easy access to their roofs. the picture above is of my friend jon's roof; climbing up is quite daunting and i do fear for my life each and every time i go up there, but the view of the city from above is worth it. bring a couple beers, something to snack on, and a radio and you're good to go.

3: kickball (and other assorted sports)
we have some amazing parks in philadelphia, and you can bet that we take advantage of them when the weather is nice. through my activity club, we play some sort of organized game every tuesday during the summer. we've played kickball (my favorite), capture the flag, yoga-ball soccer, and wiffleball. it's a blast!

#4: fireworks
fireworks aren't just for the fourth of july - we'll find any excuse to set them off. find someone with an out-of-state license and drive to a fireworks store and you'll have at least a solid hour of entertainment. in our neighborhood, our neighbors set off some really crazy fireworks (bordering on the edge of scary and "oh my god my roof is going to catch on fire").

#5: lounging on kelly drive
on the other side of the city, you'll find the schuylkill river. the banks of the river have trails for cycling, running, kayaking, rollerblading, picnicking, and hiking. while it's nice to enjoy the river during the day, i love to visit at night. the lights from the buildings and highways reflecting on the river are so beautiful.

a big thanks to morgan for asking me to guest post - hope you're having a great time on vacation, lady!

7 comments:

November Grey said...

Oh, I love that first photo!

KristiMcMurry said...

ooo I like the last one a lot! I love any river, especially at night when it's cooler and you can hear the crickets. They are REALLY loud here, and I love it :)

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

I love the idea of an activity club where you can play something fun each week. It would be such a blast if there was something like that around where I live.

amberly said...

An amazing summer post!! Love it! I recently moved to Pittsburgh, and whilst its no Philly, I bet I can find similar river views and 'haps here!!

Your summer seems like so much fun, Veronika!! Especially your activity club -- yoga-ball soccer?!!?! Love it!! Cheers to a happy, fun rest of summer 2011!

amberly said...

An amazing summer post!! Love it! I recently moved to Pittsburgh, and whilst its no Philly, I bet I can find similar river views and 'haps here!!

Your summer seems like so much fun, Veronika!! Especially your activity club -- yoga-ball soccer?!!?! Love it!! Cheers to a happy, fun rest of summer 2011!

amberly said...

An amazing summer post!! Love it! I recently moved to Pittsburgh, and whilst its no Philly, I bet I can find similar river views and 'haps here!!

Your summer seems like so much fun, Veronika!! Especially your activity club -- yoga-ball soccer?!!?! Love it!! Cheers to a happy, fun rest of summer 2011!

Leah Today said...

While I'm totally enjoying meeting all of these new (to me) bloggers, I find that I really miss your unique brand of style and photo locals. Hope to see you again soon!
-L

 
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