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Bellevue Light
  Bellevue Light
Bellevue Light

While working in Philadelphia during the spring and summer of 2010, I frequently used my lunch hour for photo walks through Center City.
One of my themes was "Lights on Buildings." One day I'll have to assemble the collection.
This was on the Bellevue Hotel on Broad Street (once called the "Bellevue-Stratford)."
Oldies like me will remember that this was the place where in 1976 Legionnaire's Disease first broke out and was tracked to a new bacteria living in the air conditioning cooling tower. Thirty-four people were killed and more than 220 were sickened. The hotel was closed and has been bought and sold, opened and closed, and had its name changed several times since.

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Jack Gaskin
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VERY COOL & I especially like the presentation.
I recall your lunch time travels & captures. I also recall many interesting LIGHTS you captured while walking about. Time for that Coffee Table book of Down Town Philly ........


2/19/2013 3:57:53 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michell,I agree with Jack.Beautiful presentation my friend.Great lighting,clarity and color!!!!

2/19/2013 4:03:11 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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I love your comp on this and the golden tones are just beautiful.

2/19/2013 4:46:22 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Nice detail and comp!! Great image!

2/19/2013 4:50:16 AM

Tiia Vissak
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great tones, details & angle!

2/19/2013 4:55:57 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Count me as one of the oldsters who remembers the hotel in the news - love this presentation!

2/19/2013 5:45:43 AM

William C. Raco
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Love the diagonal composition
The brass, the signs and details draw my eye and keep my attention
Excellent, Michelle

2/19/2013 5:51:06 AM

Jack Ryan
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Excellent perspective/comp...super clarity...interesting subject. Well done!

2/19/2013 7:42:17 AM

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Count me in with the old folks

I Love this Mickey!!
Great color and perspective

Very eye catching!!!

2/19/2013 11:16:37 AM

Emile Abbott
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Excellent composition, light and presentation Michelle. I remember the incident very well so I am an oldie as well.

2/19/2013 12:57:42 PM

Terry Cervi
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Yes, I do remember that incident. Didn't remember it was that long ago, my goodness! It's a wonderful shot, Michelle!

2/19/2013 1:35:39 PM

Mike Clime
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Cool light, nice pov and comp!

2/19/2013 2:30:32 PM

Agnes Fegan
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Really not image and perspective.

2/19/2013 3:59:53 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Ah! I didn't remember the place where it all started! Beautiful and creative series!

2/19/2013 6:15:41 PM

Jeffrey R. Bange
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Beautiful capture Michelle with a very unique point of view, add me to the oldies category as I remember the outbreak also.

2/19/2013 8:14:48 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
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Wonderful find and beautifully composed and presented, Michelle! How well I remember your travels about Philly (I loved learning about the city thru your eyes) and I also remember the Legionnaires outbreak - so sad.

2/20/2013 10:21:01 PM

Mike F. Anderson
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Great Presentation Michelle! Very effective POV. Enjoyed learning about the history of the building.

2/23/2013 8:27:43 AM

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