Parade Rest

In the back basin of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, you’ll find a number of ships in reserve or mothballed status. Fortunately, they’re not needed as intended. Still, sad to see them laid up. Here’s a look at a few on a clear morning.

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Eventually they will be sold or scrapped. I’m sure their former crews have many stories to tell.

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Carrier bow…

Here’s another look at that aircraft carrier mothballed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This time, it’s a look directly at the bow.DSC_1228

There’s plenty of air draft on such a ship, which means some clever engineering to keep it right side up. It’s always impressive to see such a massive structure up close. I’d like to see one moving at speed some day.

 

Carrier at rest…

There’s an aircraft carrier at rest in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Been tied up there for several years now. Finally got around to taking some photos and video. Here’s some live footage with an American Airlines jet overhead:

Aircraft on final to Philadelphia International Airport pass overhead, which made for an interesting view. More photos from this visit to come soon. Stay tuned.

Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia

At the gate of the former Philadelphia Navy Yard, you’ll find Lo Spiedo, a restaurant that has repurposed one of the buildings.

Exterior of Lo Spiedo restaurant at the gate to the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Exterior of Lo Spiedo restaurant at the gate to the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.

You’ll find seating outside and inside on two levels. Here’s a look at the upstairs.

Upstairs at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

Upstairs at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

And here’s a look at one of the menu.

Menu at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

Menu at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

So let’s get a look at the food, the whole meal in a single shot, which was for two people.

Lunch for two at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

Lunch for two at Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia.

That was the full brisket order, fries, tangy popcorn, squid, and beer. Phew! Lots to eat. Both the brisket and the squid were delicious and cooked perfectly. There’s a lot to eat with that amount of brisket. I’d probably go with the sandwich option next time. Prices here are steep, but the quality backs them up. Lots of on-site parking. Enjoy every meal.