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Longaberger Baskets Home Office Guest Blog

Laura drove past the home office of        longaberger  ( click for building specs)
Longaberger Baskets in Newark Ohio
Thanks for the shot today Laura! (taken March 25th )

I have to go there one of these days soon.

This basket shaped building was listed in the book of Ohio Oddities and you can tour the building but if you have a large group,call first.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

This week’s challenge is just that- a challenge. How could I capture the future in a photograph NOW?

I’m going with this portion of the challenge…..Anything that involves the present and a hint of the future all in one frame.” 

Freedom Tower,  New York City.  Under construction. 1 World Trade Center.   We walked farther downtown and the gusts of wind went up to 35 mph according to the weather.  Sunshine and chill.

Daytime view and nighttime view of Freedom Tower.

And when I looked at the shot I took from my sister’s apartment window, I saw a stream of light come down from the clouds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom Tower

 

 

 

 

Freedom Tower from the Village

 

 

 

Freedom Tower Night View

 

 

 

 

 

Other bloggers interpretations to check out here

Francine in Retirement from Pittsburgh with O Death Where is thy Sting? and a photograph of a Pittsburgh cemetery

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    2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Ese’s Voice
    3. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Chittle Chattle
    4. Future Tense « Thoughts of a Lunatic
    5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Flickr Comments
    6. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : FUTURE TENSE | beyond toxicity
    7. Future Tense – Praying for Spring | What’s For Dinner?
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    10. How to store information properly | Philosophy & Photography
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    14. Bosch? Tefal? Rowenta? Braun? | Philosophy & Photography
    15. Photoworld 22-3-12 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
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    17. A Peculiar Party Under The Palms | Spirit Lights The Way
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    20. “Zenit” camera. First model, 1952. Seven images | Philosophy & Photography
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    23. Russian UAZ | Philosophy & Photography
    24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | So where’s the snow?
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    26. Evolution | Philosophy & Photography
    27. Ilya Fostiy. Actor | Philosophy & Photography
    28. We all live in a computer game | Philosophy & Photography
    29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Travel. Garden. Eat.
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    31. Hope For the Future Generation | The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Wife
    32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Kaleidoscopic World in Words
    33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | My Caymanian Life
    34. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Joe’s Musings
    35. Photo challenge: future tense | Curls n Skirls
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    37. Metropolis II | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
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    39. Blossoms of Hope | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
    40. Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Time—Future Tense | Wind Against Current
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    48. Waitin’… Waitin’… | Raivenne-lations
    49. Weekly Photo Challenge, Phoneography–Future Tense | A New Day Dawns
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    53. Photo Essay: Future tense and flying cats : Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal
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    55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
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    57. We spend too much time waiting for the future | 祝福
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    59. Future tense: Lift the barriers. | Multifarious meanderings
    60. The Urge To Wander
    61. WordPress Phonography Challenge: Future Tense | A year in the Life
    62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Going Beyond The Canvas
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    66. Spring beckons…. | Thirdeyemom
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    68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | Northwest Frame of Mind
    69. Fusion=Future+Confusion | Yeahthtsme
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    71. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Future tense. I can feel it coming… | Richard Tulloch’s LIFE ON THE ROAD
    72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sailing to the Future | Whispers of a Barefoot Medical Student
    73. Visual Quotations 8 | Beyond the Brush
    74. Future Tense | Miss Pelican’s Perch
    75. Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense | Travels and Trifles
    76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense « Lagottocattleya
    77. Planet Earth according to Gunda | Cardinal Guzman
    78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense (Photo Course) aka “frame and shoot – 2nd (16)” | What’s (in) the picture?
    79. Graffiti 0365 | artishorseshit
    80. Weekly not-Phoneography Challenge : Future tense | Les Petits Pas de Juls
    81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense – A Distant Horizon | pics by peep
    82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | As iAge
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    84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | My Life Afterglow
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    88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | My DogaBlog
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    93. The future for Camp Nou? | Travel with Intent
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    98. WPC: Future Tense | JNYnita
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      6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense | High Street Photo x100
      7. Ramblings of Jen : 5 Blogging Tips with My Own Decisions | Ramblings of Jen
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      9. Transitory | Empire of Lights
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      12. Weekly Phoneography (Photo) Challenge: FUTURE TENSE | Smart n Trendy MOM
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      25. A Kitchen Wish | Colline’s Blog
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Night on Bryant Street- Italian(2), Belgium, Japanese, Thai, a PayPhone, the Laundromat, a Market and a Bus

Monday night when we drove  through the neighborhood in the rain, none of the restaurants were open except for Smiling Banana Leaf. (Thai).

Joseph Tambellini’s is the first exterior I photographed and you should taste the delicious meatballs.

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Studio 35- Oldest Independent Cinema & Drafthouse, Hosts Free Oscars Event in Clintonville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On my way to Laura and James’ house, I saw this cool theatre, Studio 35,  and read the marquee.  Pulled over to the curb and got out the camera.  Thought it sounded like a fun evening.  Took the shot from the car and the day was a gray one.

This theatre looks l like the ones I knew growing up.  No theatre in Pittsburgh serves beer as far as I know.

My DIL was teasing about my getting home to watch the Oscars Sunday night, live stream on a computer as I have no TV that gets any channels. It is always fun to see the best and worst dressed though.  A lot of hype in the media.  But this image evokes nostalgia for me.  One of these visits to Columbus I am going to have to go watch a movie here.

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Got Bridges?

Just a few.  Here are some  bridges that cross the Allegheny River.   Since I showed the one closed yesterday, it seemed to make sense to post a shot of more bridges.

If you want to read about Pittsburgh Bridges,  click here .

 Taken from Mount Washington, Duquesne Incline observation deck just last week.

And the Tenth Street Bridge in the Tom Cruise movie (Jack Reacher) isn’t in this shot but here 

Pittsburgh Bridges in Winter


Last Sliver of Sun

Before I drove up the mountain, I went to one of my favorite spots on West Carson Street.  This is what made me decide to head up to Mt. Washington to catch the incline in the snow as the sun set.

 

city skyline


Incline in the Snow

I returned to the Duquesne Incline platform on Monday evening as I arrived from Ohio.  Not quite as much snow as I thought there would be.

Taken just as the sun sank in the sky and the temperatures dropped.  Will try again, a different winter day.

Couldn’t wait any longer to shoot when the sky was darker as it was too windy and cold.  You might have liked the night time version better.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond.

Beyond repair.

 

Beyond belief.

 

Beyond reasonable doubt.

 

Beyond recognition.

 

Beyond comprehension.

 

Beyond the fence.

 

Beyond the horizon.

 

Beyond the trees.

 

Faith in the Great Beyond.

 

Beyond that?

 

Beyond me.

City beyond

 

 

 

 

Public Housing

 

 

 

 

Suburban morning view

 

 

 

 

 

Chair

 

 

 

urban madonna bloomfield

 

 

 

 

west end bridge

 

 

 

Beyond the trees

 

 

 

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City Rooftop Night View

 

 

 

 

Thank Kathryn for sharing your hotel room view.  I love the night sky and lights.  IMG_3321


Roberto Clemente Bridge at Night

Roberto Clemente Bridge from a different angle. High up! What a view.

Photographed from the lovely Renaissance Hotel’s fourteenth floor – my fellow blogger’s room.  The Allegheny River looked pretty chilly.

If you follow me you know how I enjoy working on my night photography.  Love all the lights’ reflections, especially in the water.  Too bad it wasn’t baseball season as we could have watched the game from her room!

I was telling Kathryn about how the bridge is closed when there are Pirates Games and you can walk across to PNC Park.  Thanks for inviting me up to see the city at night.  What fun. I think I need to book a corner room with a river view and just take photographs at different times of day.

 

Roberto Clemente Bridge 008


Incline Operator

Meet Chuck Wise.  He says his job has its “ups and downs.”  You can find him on youtube he told me!    Thanks for the tour, Chuck.  I was showing fellow blogger Vastly Curious around the Burgh Wednesday night, all the fine sights (  the city view on Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington)

Brrrr it was windy out on the platform.

Churck Wise (like the potato chip he reminded me so I’d spell his name right) has been operating the incline for about 15 years, just as his Great Grandfather did.

He graciously allowed me to photograph and blog him.. Thanks Chuck.

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Opened to Public: May 20, 1877
Cost to Build: $47,000
Length of Track: 794 feet
Elevation: 400 feet
Grade: 30.5 degrees
Speed: 6 miles per hour
Passenger: Capacity 18 per car
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Madison and 57th, Looking West

A week of bright shining stars.

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination inspired me to post twice and then I received these photos in my email.

I love it when my friends, family and followers respond with a photograph.

My college friend/ artist/ photographer Joyce Grasso sent this to me.  I wrote back and she graciously consented to be guest blogger. 

Shot through a car window with a cell phone.  Last Spring my sister and I met Joyce at MOMA and toured the Cindy Sherman exhibit.

Thanks for sharing your illumination capture of the star in New York City, Joyce!

 

 

 

 

 

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Star NYC

 


Downtown Alley

 

 

The illumination challenge could have kept me going for the rest of the year.  I shoot a lot of photos in the dark with lights!  When you look at your body of work ( or parts of it) you notice different things and details on different days.

When I was sifting through files, I found this city alley downtown and just liked the perspective, the people, the shapes and lines. Although it was captured in another season, the thermometer went up to 69 degrees ( I saw it lit up on a sign!) and for the second week of January it feels odd.

I think I need to return downtown and shoot some more alley views.

 
downtown alley


Laundry on Line in Croatia

July 2008 From the Archives

July 2008 From the Archives


Croatian Church Sign

 

 

 

 

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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!

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horsey rooftop

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

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The Drink Milk Barn on the PA Turnpike

Shot November 24, 2011 on the way to Roanoke VA.

 


Autumn Postcard from Guernsey County Seat – Cambridge Ohio

I’ve been told some of my photographs look like postcards.  I don’t think that is a good thing when they tell me but I don’t mind.  I like postcards.

Another view from the National Road- along Route 40.  Have you ever seen a Cambridge Glass Turkey?

 

Cambridge is best known for  Cambridge Glass 

and the museum     The National Museum of Cambridge Glass is located on 9th Street in Cambridge, Ohio.
Open April thru December
Wednesday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 4:00 pm
Closed Easter & July 4th
Additional appointments or tour groups by appointment.


Francine’s High School For Sale

Schenley High School

 

on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was Andy Warhol’s high school
(And fellow blogger Francine’s high school, too! Here is her bloglink)

It’s been closed a few years now.

Well, the yellow sign says RELOCATED but that was temporary.

It’s gone now.

When I drive by this building it feels sad.  When I drove by today it was raining and I saw the For Sale sign out front.  If you want to see a magnificent aerial view of the building and where to send your bid to buy it, click here

I went to high school in Morristown, NJ so it isn’t my Alma Mater, but the empty building evokes a sense of loss.

There’s whole list of notable alumni but here’s a link to a photo of Andy Warhol’s homeroom class 1944-1945


Almost Same Scene Shot from Inside and Outside the Building

After school I drove to a training in another high school and as I left the building I saw the scene through the windows.  An autumn afternoon.  Shot with the iPhone.  When I got outside I could see a vista with the houses perched on a distant hill.  But when I looked at both views, I felt the one through taken through the glass windows was the more interesting image.  And what was that I said about ALWAYS carry your camera?

Hmmmm. I just don’t seem to be able to follow my own good advice. Maybe I can return when the leaves fall from the trees.


Retro Storefront- Men’s Shop

New views on the way to school.

Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver (which is a “borough surrounded entirely by the city of Pittsburgh.”)


One World Trade Center- It’s Even Taller Now

I shot this of One World Trade Center AKA Freedom Tower, as I left Manhattan at Easter time.

Why I didn’t take an updated shot last month when I was visiting my sister I can’t say.  You can watch the change in the skyline from her apartment window. The progress.

 

 

The view from Mary’s apartment window.

 

 


Two Roads Diverged on a City Hill

Two roads diverged on a city hill.

I really wasn’t sorry I could not take either of them.

No outlet, squared.

I sighed.

And when the light turned green,

I headed on over the bridge at the bottom of the hill instead of choosing.

 

Apologies to Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken


Bleecker Street Sign

Another urban shot from last week in NYC.  I was walking by this scene and had to photograph it.

It’s a cash only, no slices, no reservations, coal oven pizza place but I won’t add their name cause I am sure this is not their best look.  The restaurant grading system is prominently displayed in every window in the city.

And if you liked my Positivity Helps shot from the Urban Challenge, the challenge creator, Terence S. Jones, has added it to his collection of urban images.  You can go onto his blog here and click the heart button on the photo. Thanks.


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