Eakins Oval, a former parking lot hemmed in on all sides by at least four lanes of traffic, may seem like an unlikely place for a family-friendly public park. But in the five years since it was first constructed, the summer pop-up called “The Oval,” organized by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, has become one of the most popular of the city’s many seasonal installations.
Bob Bruhin is a web developer, tour guide, art photographer, author, blogger, and graphic designer. His love of urban landscapes, especially in post-industrial Philadelphia, PA, leads him to document some of the darker corners of his city.
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