Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yep, Still Around

Spring, and the parking lot snow has still not all melted

Yep, Still Around

If three days of record rainfall and a week of temperatures in the 60's and 70's couldn't do it, I really didn't expect a change of seasons to wipe out the remaining parking lot snow piles. And the Vernal Equinox didn't.

 

Not only are the region's largest parking lot snow piles - those at the PATCO lots, near Penn Presbyterian Hospital and at the Navy Yard - still around, on Sunday I found one of Center City's small ones still hanging in there on the first full day of spring. This pile is in a small, half block wide lot right across from the Reading Terminal Market.

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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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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