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A Ghost Ship Has Arrived on the Delaware River, And You’re Already Instagramming It

October 4, 2019

For the next month, a Ghost Ship will be parked on the Delaware River at Race Street Pier, and chances are you’ve already seen 30 people Instagram about it because it is just that magical!

Ghost Ship is brought to you by artists Biangle Studio, curator Ryan Strand Greenberg, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Beneath the installation’s playfulness and widely Instagram-able appeal, Ghost Ship tells a story about Philadelphia’s shared history and the role of the Delaware River in shaping this city’s past, present, and future. A story you can read about, or listen to in an audio tour, avaiable on the project’s website here.

The trick when viewing Ghost Ship is to keep moving. Go up and down Race Street Pier then onto Delaware avenue and back again and you’ll see different parts of the ship come into and out of focus. Though there is a pretty ideal viewing spot if you pause yourself right at the middle of the ship’s side on Race Street Pier. The installation is also effected by wind (obviously,) so if you go on a less windy day or wait for wind to calm down whenever you go more of the installation will be in focus in those moments.

Ghost Ship will be on view Wednesdays through Sundays from 7-10pm now through November 3rd. Enjoy, y’all!

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 4, 2019 7:57 pm

    Fascinating! Great share. Thank you.

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