"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Update on Demolition, Sign Painter at Work and Cooking Outside Wholey’s

Similar colors.  A friend emailed to let me know that the once silver Civic Arena/Mellon Arena roof looked completely red so I drove downtown to capture the progress of the demolition.

I drove to the Strip on a most crowded holiday shopping day.  It was Saturday afternoon in the Strip District and I saw a sign painter was painting above the crowded sidewalks.  I realized I walked under a ladder.  Didn’t think I was superstitious but when I saw this photo for the people at work series, I remembered a tinge of concern.  It makes sense to not walk under a ladder as a bucket of paint could spill on you or you could hit the ladder and knock someone off.  Need to do some research but not tonight.

I can tell you that the scent of grilled veggies and shrimp was inviting but I’d just eaten lunch. ; – (

Zucchini strips on the left. Grilled shrimp on the right.

8 responses

  1. It makes sense to not walk under a ladder as a bucket of paint could spill on you or you could hit the ladder and knock someone off.

    December 14, 2011 at 1:03 am

  2. It’s risky being a photographer:)

    December 14, 2011 at 7:10 am

  3. BEth Piraino

    INteresting picture of the arena roof

    December 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

  4. Gail Radley

    Great perspective on the cook

    December 14, 2011 at 8:54 am

  5. Love how the car window frames the Mellon Arena rooftop. I hope that’s water the cook is spraying on the grilled shrimp. If not, this may be one of the last pictures of that grill before the great fire.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

  6. Oysters in my mouth… just adding to that last sentence for you.

    December 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

  7. thirdhandart

    Gorgeous photos! The grilled veggies and shrimp sound good, but the Italian Cheese Steak advertised on the awning sounds really good right now.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  8. Mmmm, grilled veggies are terrific.

    December 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

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