This past Friday, we teamed up with the STEAM Initiatives crew from the Science Center and got to work exploring more of Philadelphia. We drove through neighborhood after neighborhood in Northeast Philly, and we came across the most amazing places! It’s incredible what you learn when you take the time to talk to people and ask questions. Below are some pictures of our adventures!
We looked at Hawk Krawl’s mural behind the Pizza Brain restaurant in Fishtown.
A great example of practical public art!
Ivar said he couldn’t imagine how big a bike would have to be to have a lock this big!
We came across Czerw’s Kielbasy in Port Richmond. They’ve been around for 76 years now!
John was nice enough to show us the traditional brick-oven smokehouses that they still use 76 years later.
They only use cherry and apple smoked wood in the smokehouses.
The smokehouses can hold up to 500 pounds of meat! That’s a lot of bacon!
Next stop was the old Globe Dye Works building, which is now home to many industrial artists and other organizations, including Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory.
The Executive Director of Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, a non-profit that gives students the opportunity to learn to build sailboats and rowboats, Brett, was nice enough to show us around the space.
This part of the Globe Dye Works building is yet to be restored, but there are some really interesting things lying around!
Like this guy!
These boards had old pictures and fabrics from almost a century ago on them!
A pretty good representation of what used to happen at the Globe Dye Works building!
After that, we visited a Brazilian food store!
The old Tastykake factory, we’ve yet to try some!