April 22, 2012 |
ANGKOR, Cambodia — We bounced along the road in a tuk-tuk — picture a rickshaw attached to a moped — anxious for our first glimpse through the trees of the temple of Angkor Wat. Our imaginations flared with visions of hacking our way through the overgrown jungle, then quietly discovering the nearly 900-year-old stone towers with only a solitary monkey looking on. Perhaps we've watched too many Indiana Jones movies. Angkor is the largest, and perhaps most exotic, religious complex in the world.
December 22, 2007 |
Ssshhh! The Comcast Center is open. Sorta. Comcast corporate isn't officially talking yet about the move-in at Philadelphia's tallest building, the 57-story glass tower that is expected to be completed in 2008. But quietly, shortly after Thanksgiving, workers began moving in, handfuls by the week. Some enter through the front of the building at 17th and JFK, crossing the wide floor in the glassed-in lobby, visible to passersby on the street. Others enter through double-glass doors tucked in a quiet corner of Suburban Station, where a small sign says "To Comcast Center Lobby.
September 21, 2007 |
The best pieces for the home combine function with style. On top of that, these new favorites of mine are just plain cool. - Joy Deangdeelert Cho From Zeisel, with flair Eva Zeisel's signature whimsical lines are displayed beautifully in the legendary designer's special-edition coffee table for Design Within Reach ($1,500). Order at 1710 Walnut St. or www.dwr.com . When the occasion calls for additional seating, add a splash of color and wild florals with Missoni Home's Alice pouf ($380)
September 12, 1999 |
A funny thing happened on the way to the Nudist Club. We got lost in aisles full of antiques, stopped for old-fashioned pit barbecue, bought bags of corn and tomatoes at farmstands and checked out the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers. By the time we'd polished off our ice cream cones at a country dairy barn, it was too dark to find the original object of our search. Oh, well, some other day? A while back, I had read about a family nudist club in northeastern Connecticut, and finding it among the scenic hills became a point of interest for our family travelers.
October 30, 1996 |
On a quiet corner in a quiet all-American town, one family has carved a tradition - not to mention many a pumpkin. Since 1968, Agnes Nolte of Maple Shade has taken over Halloween with her creations. Now, with help from her proudest creations - her 12 children - she livens up County and Sunset Avenues.
November 8, 1995 |
When State Rep. Dave Richardson died in August, he left a pretty big dashiki to fill. Last night, John Myers - a protege of the barrel-chested, Afro-centric champion of the downtrodden - won the right to try it on for size. Myers, 47, backed by the Democratic Party, swamped three other candidates and will serve out the final year of Richardson's term in the 201st District, which covers parts of Germantown, Mount Airy and West Oak Lane. But independent candidate Veronica Joyner, a distant second last night, wants to take Myers to the cleaners before then.
March 19, 1995 |
When Peter Wulfhorst moved up here nine years ago, there was only one traffic light in all of rural Pike County. Now, there are seven - along with new schools, a couple of fast-food restaurants and shopping centers, a Wal-Mart, a Kmart and a Rite Aid right in Milford, the county seat. A 225-bed prison and mini-mall are coming. And so many for-sale signs are plastered across empty lots, it looks as if the whole county's up for grabs. "The growth here has been unbelievable," said Wulfhorst, a Havertown native who, as the county planner coordinator, presides over this explosion.
September 18, 1994 |
East Oak Lane has seen many changes since settlers named Jones came to this village from Wales in 1684. On soil that was once lush farmland and considered a summer resort for wealthy Philadelphians, a diverse city neighborhood now thrives and the wide, shaded streets are filled with faces of every hue. But time has not changed the one thing that has always attracted people to the area - its country charm. "Sometimes it's so quiet it's like the space that time's forgotten and you have to look over your shoulder because it's too good to be true," said Dolly Richardson, a resident.
October 8, 1992 |
The ugliness of what happened at the Wawa in Concordville was captured on the store's video cameras. Over and over again, police have shown the two-minute tape to Edward Gourdier and Jacquelyn Pouncy, the clerks who were working in the store on Route 1 that night one week ago. The two, still bruised and hurting, are trying to reconstruct the incident for police and for themselves, trying to make sense of a senseless act that took place in...
September 10, 1992
DEATH OF A COP: IN THE SHADOW OF A BADGE, HEARTBEAT IS STILLED In a quiet corner, photographs line the lobby walls of the Police Administration Building at 8th and Race Sts. - photographs of police officers killed in performance of their sworn duty; faces mourned by those who loved them and those who share in their chosen profession; faces time has quickly eliminated from the violent headlines that told of their deaths. Within the shadow of the badge beats a heartbeat. When we encounter emergencies, we depend on those who form the shadows and the heartbeats.