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

Archive for December, 2012

Image

Urban Madonna, Ninth Street, South Philly

IMG_0456


Laundry on Line in Croatia

July 2008 From the Archives

July 2008 From the Archives


Angels

2009- from the archivesThese angels are on a shelf in one of the built in china closets in the dining room.

2009- from the archives
These angels are on a shelf in one of the built in china closets in the dining room.


Croatian Church Sign

 

 

 

 

IMG_3890


Plitvice Lakes- Waterfalls in National Park Croatia

Peaceful reflection in the National Park in Croatia-Plitvice Lakes

Summer

Summer 2008    from the archives

 


Metropolitan Museum Angel Tree

From my sister Mary via her cell Sunday afternoon

20121216-230011.jpg

20121216-230025.jpg


Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

This week’s challenge is delicate.  I held up this tiny crystal swan to catch the light from the dining room chandelier.

The swan’s neck is delicate.  Crystal Swan


Image

Candles


I Finally Met Domo

Hanging from a college student’s book bag.  I asked if I could photograph the little creature with his mouth wide open. She told me it was Domo!

Domo?

So I looked up Domo and learned about him and realize I am really behind the times in not having met him before. He’s been around awhile.

And I just met him now.  And a quote from Wikipedia     “Domo’s favorite food is nikujaga, a Japanese meat and potato stew, and he has a strong dislike for apples because of an unexplained mystery in his DNA”  You can check him out in stop animation features on Youtube, too.  

And the urban dictionary says  “Domo-kun is a small brown open-mouthed monster (hatched from an egg) who lives with a wise old rabbit underground and really, really likes TV. Domo-kun is the mascot of NHK’s BS2″

There are book bags and plush toys and I have never noticed him until a couple of weeks ago and that open mouth caught my eye.

domo


City Rooftop Horsey

I’m sure there’s a great story behind the placement of this molded plastic creature, dangling from a wire frame atop a building!

You might remember, depending on how long you have been following the blog, that my friend Sally said that things come in threes.

And the day before that there was the horse of a different color. The post the day before that one was The Old Gray Mare (or stallion).

There was the steed left by a cowboy in an Arlington neighborhood alley, just like the one Chicago John rode as a kid.

And here is the latest one I caught yesterday as I sat in traffic in East Liberty and happened to see it up on the roof.

“Found” rocking horses or rocking horse heads in the city are a theme without my even realizing.  Maybe someone is going around the city and placing them for me to find!

horsey rooftop full sie

horsey rooftop

Here are the aforementioned horse sightings in the city cause let’s face it- who has time to return to old blogposts?

old-gray-mare

rocking-horse-of-a-different-color

img_0980

horses-head


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,853 other followers