The view from Philly's Left Bank

In the 18th century, it was a bucolic community called Blockley Township. Now, we know it as University City, a rich and diverse community that is a hub of transportation, education, research and medicine with an industrial legacy to boot. Photographer Dave Latakos, whose "A View from University City" is shown here, has created a photo-essay, "Neighborhood Contrasts--University City," that captures all the various architectural, institutional and human elements that give University City its character today.


  • NEIGHBORHOOD CONTRASTS--UNIVERSITY CITY: Through April 9 at the University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Info: 382-7811.

Originally published on April 2, 1998