Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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New owners in the house: MY photo on the house

Really big photo in the window

New owners in the house: MY photo on the house

The Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com were sold on Monday. If this is news to you, read about it here.

I covered the "meet the new owners" hoagie & canned soda lunch in our Broad Street lobby yesterday.

But enough about them. I was thrilled to see a really huge blowup of MY PHOTO in the front window (facing out to street). It's a young man outside the Mayfair Diner at night, peeking in to check the score on the TV as the Phillies were clinching their division title in 2010.

I hardly ever use the front door at work, as the parking lot is in back, so I hadn't seen it before.

I recall when one of our previous new buyers came in a few years ago, they plastered generic stock photos of Philadelphia scenes on the sides of SEPTA buses.

I doubt this photo went up overnight, so I'll bet it has nothing to do with these new bosses. But it's still cool.

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
About this blog

Tom Gralish is a general assignment photographer at The Inquirer, concentrating on local news and self-generated feature photos.

He has been at the paper since 1983, photographing everything from revolution in the Philippines to George W. Bush’s road to the White House to homeless people living on the street right outside his newspaper's front door. For his photo essay on Philadelphia’s homeless, he was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

His weekly newspaper column, "Scene Through the Lens," takes a look at Philadelphia's urban landscape.

Gralish, along with Inquirer colleague and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Vitez, spent a year visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art to capture the stories and photos of "Rocky runners" who come from all over the world to climb the steps - just as Sylvester Stallone did in the Academy Award winning film, Rocky. Their book, Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America’s Most Famous Steps, was published in November 2006.

Reach Tom at tgralish@phillynews.com.

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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