Saturday, April 26, 2008

penn relays photo journal: day three begins

Ah, Saturday at the Penn Relays -- what just might be the best day of the year. Today's the day Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix, Pittsburgh's own Lauryn Williams and many other Olympic-caliber runners will compete, and the joint will be packed and amped up like crazy. The skies are gray, which means it might rain, but The Show Must Go On, rain or shine. To kick things off, here's a photo (taken from the end of the Walnut Street Bridge) of the Palestra, located just next to Franklin Field. The Palestra, to me, is one of the most sacred structures in the city -- a simple gymnasium that doubles as a veritable museum of Philly college hoops. In other words, a House of Awesome.

Much to watch. More to come...

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