Last Spring Break in Philly

It's been a while since I've posted something new, and I'm really tired of job apps so I've decided to dedicate this midnight to writing this blog post on my last spring break in Philly. Inspired by adrian's recent posts, I've decided to keep this post relatively short and simple. I will finish my euro-trip blog after I find a job T_T......Hire me.

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Spring Break Vibe

Spring Break Vibe

I decided to stay in philly and finish my portfolio + earn some money during spring break.

I went up the roof of Meyerson almost everyday to enjoy the sunsets( I could never wake up early enough for the sunrises). Some people complain how poorly designed Meyerson Hall is, but after studying here for two years I've truly grown to love the building despite it's solar design flaws. 

More pictures of Meyerson Hall~ This might as well be my love letter to the building

Not a single person at Meyerson

More pictures of the empty school

Someone left a kiss before spring break

Don't do this at home/ studio!

Don't do this at home/ studio!

I didn't really want to post this picture before graduating since people might get the wrong idea!

Iconic axis view of the city hall

Iconic axis view of the city hall

I went on a few bike trips with friends to discover the city and procrastinate from work.

Failed attempt to visit the viaduct

Failed attempt to visit the viaduct

Biking down the philly bike trail to the city

Biking down the philly bike trail to the city

Nice spring weather 

Nice spring weather 

I biked across ben franklin bridge with a few friends to enjoy the sunset

Golden Hour

Golden Hour

Sunset near Franklin Bridge

Sunset near Franklin Bridge

Sunset from New Jersey

Sunset from New Jersey

Blue Hour

Blue Hour

Heading back after sunset

Heading back after sunset

Handheld 1 second shutter

Handheld 1 second shutter

Night View

Night View

That concluded our random bike day, and the next day I walked to south street with my friend gene to shoot with him for his photography class assignment. We did lots of street snooping~

I.M Pei's philly apartments

I.M Pei's philly apartments

Granny using a kindle

Granny using a kindle

Showing a few friends the roof I've been hanging out on

Showing a few friends the roof I've been hanging out on

LOL couldn't resist ( sorry don't know whether these people are design majors, but they tagged along to see the roof and took some pictures to use as profile pictures)

LOL couldn't resist ( sorry don't know whether these people are design majors, but they tagged along to see the roof and took some pictures to use as profile pictures)

Sunset

Sunset

Then I got back to work after a day of photography.... The next day my friend and I decided to bike and visit the forbidden drive.

Cool looking row stadium

Cool looking row stadium

Once the world's longest bridge here in philly

Once the world's longest bridge here in philly

people skinny dipping

people skinny dipping

Small rivers at the forbidden drive

Small rivers at the forbidden drive

Man in the wilderness

Man in the wilderness

Largest waterfall I could find at Forbidden Drive

Largest waterfall I could find at Forbidden Drive

The famous finger span bridge

The famous finger span bridge

Really cool bridge at a really cool location

Reflections on the way back home

Reflections on the way back home

Sunset near the philly bike trail

Sunset near the philly bike trail

City Hall Night View

City Hall Night View

Philly Row houses at night

Philly Row houses at night

Largest moon I've seen in my life! underneath that red light

Largest moon I've seen in my life! underneath that red light

Goodnight Philly

Goodnight Philly

Spring Fling event today

Spring Fling event today

Anyways... This blog ended up way longer than I anticipated again... I know there's not much narrative, I'm a little out of practice so please bear with me if you expected to read a lot of narrative in this post! I'm still applying for jobs, and finals are coming up soon so I guess I won't have much time to write another post any time soon, unless I get this weird feeling again and suddenly feel like posting out of no where. This post was mainly kind of me just sharing what I've been photographing around philly during spring break! At this moment I have a ton of mixed feelings about my final semester at Penn, but I will save that for another time. Thanks for the few people that have been constantly checking my page! I'm surprised there wasn't a single day that I got no traffic at all after my last post! I will try to make my next post more brief!

 

-Ian Liu 

4/17/2016 3:45 A.M