Wednesday, June 6, 2012
While I was walking home, a clipper boat came down the river and a train was coming in the distance. I took the opportunity to snap this photo of the great Ohio River - one of the less photographed views in Pittsburgh, but one of my favorites!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I love the weather look of some of these cottages. The thing that amazes me is that behind these shutters is generally a different world. Lush and amazing apartments are hidden by these time tested wooden cottage shutters.
There were a couple of cottages that I shot that day, but I loved this one best. Ironcially, the color photo isn't that different, but I think the black and white really makes the patina show in this picture.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I am not sure if this is ridiculous because the lawn jockey is holding a beer can, or if it is brilliant because they turned a half-wrecked lawn jockey into a piece of art.
I guess art is in the eye of the beholder, and it will be up to you to decide. Today, I am leaning more toward art!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I have nothing bad to say about the Waffle House because breakfast there with your honey is nothing but yummy goodness, and should always be followed up with a nap.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Owls . . who who will be spotted next?
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It was interesting to watch a succession of people react to someone going in there, and deciding to try it out for themselves.
Monday, April 2, 2012
When we first arrived at the opening, a large group of people was doing a release of red balloons. I am assuming it was related to the piece that allowed patrons to write their wishes on balloons. As we made our way upstairs, I looked out of the window and realized some of the balloons had been tangled on the wire. Stranded dreams, I suppose.
Friday, March 30, 2012
According to the plaque, the statue by Eugenio Pedon is called enlightenment. Apparently, this 'lady of stone' was rescued from top the entrance of the old post office building on Smithfield Street (1889 - 1966).
Although the city didn't have the foresight to save the incredible post office building, at least this relic remains for us to enjoy.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
The pile of beans and the additional witty comment definitely caught my eye. Nothing like a flea market.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
It is a place tourists often come for the overlook, but also to see the statue after dining at local restaurants. The intensity of the statues and their crouched position. It really represents the early history of the area and the importance Pittsburgh had in the foundation of the United States as a young country.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
However, when the Empire Strikes back came out, I was old enough to realized the Han was the loveable rouge. Yes, he is the guy all women chase and secretly hope will be like the hero we see in the movie.
The other day, I was in Target and noticed this Han Solo bobble head. It is pretty much the best $5 I ever spent. He is perched on my desk giving me great inspiration every day.
"Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you? "
At any rate, I did a little test of my new cell phone app - no it is not instagram because I have a droid. I do think it does capture the many moods of my favorite space hero!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The sky was still winter grey, but the translucent light was casting some interesting shadows on the the city and on the river.
I crossed the street to snap a picture with my phone. The color photo didn't really capture what I wanted, but turning to black and white really brought the bridges to life.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I visited an old Graveyard right on the outskirts of the city. It had been pointed out to me when I was on a previous bus trip and I had been wanting to go back there for awhile. I was totally blown away by how many Celtic crosses there were. It was the standard for a headstone a hundred years ago. The graveyard was littered with them.
This Celtic cross in particular was of a HUGE scale in comparison with the other. It also had cravings on all four sides, indicating it is more expensive. Modern crosses often only have the face carved.
Due to the position and scale of this cross, I was able to shoot it with the cemetery chapel in the background. It also shows that it is a modern graveyard because there are standard slab headstones, some very recent, in the background.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Another of the cool aspect of Galway is that the small town of Claddagh is there. Yes, the famous Claddagh ring was conceived there for poor fisherman and their wives.
When I was walking around the harbor, I noticed a series of row boats tied to the shore. This one especially caught my eye.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Let's just say . . they are devoted. As I was walking to get some lunch the other day, I took a different street than usual and notice this . . the Steeler House. Can it be called the Terrible House (after The Terrible Towel)?
Now, I really love the Steelers, I wear a game jersey on game days, but holy macaroons, this is pretty invested - wouldn't you say?
Thursday, January 12, 2012
When I looked out the window, the pink horizon in the sky totally caught my attention. The early morning was a combination of the bright lights of the city and the incredible colors behind it in the sky. I had to snap a quick pic!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
We had to walk around for about 30 minutes to find a place that was actually open. Finally, we found a gem of a place in the village called Anyway Cafe. It was the type of hidden, petite place that makes Manhattan so special. The atmosphere was incredible, and the building was either built to look old, or just really old. I shot this photo of the door inside the bathroom.
The lock was old and metal and amazing. The patina of time gave it incredible charm. Loved it!