We have tons of incredible murals all over Philly but “The Electric Street” might be the only one that is best viewed at night. The glowing mural is a combination of LED neon lights and paint, and makes up the first phase of the Percy Street Project, a public art installation planned to span the entire 1300 block of Percy Street in the Passyunk neighborhood.
The first time I saw the mural was a total accident. I was walking toward Passyunk Ave to go to dinner and caught a bright neon glow out of the corner of my eye. Curious, I decided to head into the alleyway, around a curve, and surprise! I felt like I discovered a spectacular secret. I hope you feel just as delighted when you visit.
This is certainly one of the best spots in Philly for taking fun photos. Since it’s so close to the Passyunk Avenue restaurant scene (shout out to Sate Kampar!), you can easily stop by before or after dinner. You’ll find the entrance to Percy Street on South 9th Street between Wharton and Reed Streets.