ROUTE 1 VIEWS

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COME FOLLOW YOUR PASSION WITH US ON ROUTE_1

Welcome to Route 1 Views, a place to share, explore, and connect with others that have spend a moment or a lifetime along this historic highway. So come stay awhile. explore the incredible history, stories, and sights, and when you’re ready to share, we’d live to see your Route 1 Views.

THE FRESHEST VIEWS FROM ROUTE 1

Here's the latest and greatest from our Route 1 Views family.

CURATOR SPOTLIGHT

Meet our team of intrepid explorers (fanatics, vegabonds, gypsies, whatever) traveling and sharing remarkable Route 1 sights, sounds, and stories.

PETER EVANS

Curator
Peter feels lucky to have been a wallpaper hanger, a songwriter, a Whiffenpoof Pitchpipe, an Executive Trustee, the shortstop, a draftsman, a Quaker, the father to a child with special needs, a bicycle mechanic the accordionist, a counselor, the designated chef, a bass tonic, a volunteer gardener, the Regional Dircector, a Fish House cook, and Cersei Lannister. Even luckier than all of these, he’s also the Curator of Route1views.

Peter feels lucky to have been a wallpaper hanger, a songwriter, a Whiffenpoof Pitchpipe, an Executive Trustee, the shortstop, a draftsman, a Quaker, the father to a child with special needs, a bicycle mechanic, the accordionist, a counselor, the designated chef, a bass tonic, a volunteer gardener, the Regional Dircector, a Fish House cook, and Cersei Lannister. Even luckier than all of these, he’s also the Curator of Route1views.

 

ELISIA GUERENA

Race Matters Curator

Elisia Guerena is the Race Matters curator for Route1Views. Her writing utilizes Route 1’s geography and history as a lens for exploring stories around racial equality and immigration. While also shining a spotlight on individuals and places that have made heroic contributions to enable social change. Based in Brookyln, New York, Elisia believes that travel – whether taking place through virtual narratives or actual movement – occurs anytime a journey causes you to change not just your location, but your perspective.

Elisia Guerena is the Race Matters curator for Route1Views. Her writing utilizes Route 1’s geography and history as a lens for exploring stories around racial equality and immigration. While also shining a spotlight on individuals and places that have made heroic contributions to enable social change. Based in Brookyln, New York, Elisia believes that travel – whether taking place through virtual narratives or actual movement – occurs anytime a journey causes you to change not just your location, but your perspective.

CHRISTOPHER GENTILE

Curator
Christopher has unique and extensive technology development experience. He started in the design and engineering of nuclear plants and then into the invention of new technologies for toy products, theme parks, computer input devices, video games, 3D web graphics technology and virtual reality systems. These included the invention of the Nintendo Power Glove (the 1st consumer VR device), Disney’s “Ride The Comix” (the 1st immersive VR theme park ride), Cablevision’s VOOM (the 1st HDTV satellite system), and many more.

Christopher has unique and extensive technology development experience.  He started in the design and engineering of nuclear plants and then into the invention of new technologies for toy products, theme parks, computer input devices, video games, 3D web graphics technology and virtual reality systems.  These included the invention of the Nintendo Power Glove (the 1st consumer VR device), Disney’s “Ride The Comix” (the 1st immersive VR theme park ride), Cablevision’s VOOM (the 1st HDTV satellite system), and many more.

AMY JEANROY

Music Curator

Amy is a writer, herbalist, dairymaid, and musing mama with love for musical experience. She proudly calls herself a nature nerd with an eclectic taste for all genres of music

Amy is a writer, herbalist, dairymaid, and musing mama with love for musical experience. She proudly calls herself a nature nerd with an eclectic taste for all genres of music

MATHEW CHRISTOPHER

Photographer

Mathew Christopher is the creator of the Abandoned America website and book series. Mathew has spend years traveling across the world to document and photograph the ruins in our midst and chronicle their fascinating hidden histories.

Mathew Christopher is the creator of the Abandoned America website and book series. Mathew has spend years traveling across the world to document and photograph the ruins in our midst and chronicle their fascinating hidden histories.

YOU!

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We want to experience the road from your perspective! Share your views and join in as a curator.

We want to experience the road from your perspective! Share your views and join in as a curator.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Route1Views is an interactive social website that celebrates the people who have lived and worked along the nation’s first interstate highway. We are attempting to look at Route 1 as a dynamic, evolving roadway connecting strangers and neighbors alike. By exchanging stories, images music and art, Route1Views will allow travelers to appreciate the highway’s unique history and culture.

We hope that users of Route1Views will appreciate the many ways that Route 1 connects us, and we belive that the power of those connections is far greater than the issues that divide us. In that spirit, we encourage users to build bridges to one another, remove walls of prejudice, and to travel with tolerance for differing opinions.

– Peter Evans, Curator

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Mural Arts Philadelphia: Art That's For Everyone

Mural Arts Philadelphia: Art That’s For Everyone

Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love, and there are likely few programs espouse that principle more wholeheartedly than Mural Arts Philadelphia. The largest program of its kind in the nation, Mural Arts supports public art as a vehicle for community, education, social justice, and change. Founded by Jane Golden in 1984, the program helps create 50-100 murals annually throughout the city. Golden was kind enough to sit down with Route1Views and share her take on three separate murals (all easily accessible off Route 1), each representing a unique story and aspect of the program, the city, and its people.

The Mural Arts Program Inspiration

Jane Golden didn’t always know she’d work in public arts: in fact, she was an artist who thought she’d go to law school. After graduating from Stanford University, Golden moved to Los Angeles, where she encountered “glorious murals” that planted the seed for her life’s work: the idea that art isn’t contained within the walls of a gallery, but rather, that “art is for everyone.” Golden began working with graffiti writers as part of the LA Mural Program, which further reinforced this belief. After moving back to Philadelphia in the mid 1990s, Golden wanted to continue her work with public arts, but found that no such a program existed. So she approached the mayor of Philadelphia, who—to her surprise and delight—approved a public community program. Golden’s vision for the project was that “art could be a city service.” Mural Arts Philadelphia would become a place where people could request a mural, where artists could get paid for their work, and where the program acted as a bridge: between private and public sectors, community members and the government, a person’s sense of individual identity and their connection to a larger whole.

The Significance of Mural Arts

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Our Top 6 Views

The Abandoned Church of the Transfiguration

These Jaws Don't Move

Viola Davis: Actress, Philanthropist, & Route 1 Native

Sign of the Month March, 2021

Chainsaw Artist - Ray Murphy

Mural Arts Philadelphia: Art That's For Everyone

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Our mission is to share the experiences of travelers along US Route 1 through art and photography, music, and travelers personal stories and Route 1 stories. We are excited to get to know you and your stories.

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