I love these stephen king houses, esp in Philly, and all your other shots of Philly I've seen on DA... My Dad grew up on Philly - somewhere on Roosevelt Ave, and graduated Germantown HS in '25 - I have been told how that 'hood has changed somewhat since then...
The Germantown section of Philly -- and the nearby Mt. Airy section -- are neighborhoods that have been up and down and up and down again so many times it's not even funny, anymore. As a result, there are just piles and piles of awesome, vintage rubble up here in the Northeast corner on Philadelphia. That's part of what inspires me. Exploring this neighborhood is like slowly realizing you are living in the rubble of an ancient civilization.
It actually wasn't as horrible as I feared it might have been. I had an excellent conversation with a gentleman from the neighborhood, who was very interested in what I was up to in a purely curious way. I would go back for more shooting on that street again.
Well, that's how the city evolves. Here in Santiago, for the Centenary in 1910, many buldings and houses were thrown down and replaced with a more... french look. They look amazing in my opinion, but much of the original city was lost, so to speak.