Thursday, June 12, 2008


Philadelphia, originally uploaded by Sabine Dukes.

This is Vernon. Or at least thats what his Staples name badge read.

Vernon was kicking back at Love Park, when quite suddenly a bunch of cyclists, tv cameras, photographers, and local somebodys invaded the corner of the park he was kicking back at.

People were running around taking pictures and doing the rah rah thing and going back and forth and stepping over his feet and standing right in front of him. And then Ina spoke and Freddie talked, and kittens giggled, and a band played.

Vernon looked pretty irritated by it all. Curious, but irritated. Who were these people that just came in all loud and colorful and messing up a proper Staples lunch break?

And then, just as suddenly as they arrived, the cacophony of cyclists and the media left. All was quiet. And Vernon was still there.

I can totally relate to Vernon.


At 2:15 PM, June 12, 2008, Blogger lauren said...

it sounds surprisingly similar to an 8 year girl's slumber party also.

did you guys get to hang out and site see at all while you were there?

philly's super cool.

At 2:27 PM, June 12, 2008, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

marscat often thinks about the people like Vernon...she wonders what the locals think of the bike circus that comes into their town once a year...

At 2:33 PM, June 12, 2008, Blogger Fritz said...

Love the contrast in this shot. Wonderful!

At 3:02 PM, June 12, 2008, Blogger marscat said...

i believe they think we're nuts...

At 7:15 PM, June 12, 2008, Blogger Morgan said...

It was awesome finally meeting you in Philly! I wish we had more time to hang out and talk. We left around 1 o'clock since it was getting too hot for the kids.


At 9:06 PM, July 15, 2008, Blogger Sweet Cheeks said...

that photo is incredible!


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