This past weekend, RRPT lead a couple of Meetups in the Philadelphia area. Together these Meetups amounted to a weekend-long tour of Philadelphia!
On Saturday, RRPT held its 3-hour Pre-public Hour Meetup of Eastern State Penitentiary. For anyone who has ever visited ESP, you know that getting shots of the cell block corridors is nearly impossible during the regular business hours. For that reason, RRPT scheduled our Meetup before the facility opened to the public. This allowed our participants the opportunity to explore the prison and its cells, unrushed to let the creative juices flow. Also, during this time, ESP was able to offer us access to areas that are generally closed off to the public. Here are a couple of images from our morning adventure. We are looking to schedule another opportunity like this one in the future. Join our Meetup to learn more.
From ESP, our group traveled to the renowned Graffiti Underground to explore some of Philadelphia’s free-formed wall art. The Graffiti Underground is getting more difficult to access as time goes on. We were very fortunately to have a few hours to ourselves, with no hassle from security guards. Another group of photographers visiting earlier in the afternoon were not so lucky.
After the Graffiti Underground, a few of us decided on an impromptu scouting trip to try for some Philadelphia skyline shots.
After a much needed night’s sleep, RRPT held its Historic Lansdowne Theater Meetup. The Lansdowne Theater is one of the last of the great theaters from the 1920s remaining largely unchanged in the Philadelphia area. As soon as you walk into this place, you are transported in time.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in these adventures! We had a great time and are looking forward to our next events.