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Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Boundaries.  Some people have none.

The creator of the challenge Ben Huberman says,”This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.”

Here are a few visible from the archives


swim lanes 2

Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.


turtle soup sign

Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna.  I was driving.

Ninth Street Bridge

Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.




hospital nurseryAfter the swim meet. Anna and Michael ooking through the nursery glass window, watching their first first cousin, Charlie.


swim lanes 3 Maura (r) dives off the block into her lane.

forbes field wall

Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.



Allegheny River in January

A few shots I took while doing a photo shoot on Sunday afternoon.

Ice on the Allegheny

Ice on the Allegheny

31st Street Bridge

31st Street Bridge

Washington Landing Marina

Washington Landing Marina

Shadowed Gallery

A second post of shadowed upon further digging in archives.

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Ohio River Fog Before Sunrise, Then Clear Reflections









Sunday morning I met my friend and her son to photograph his senior pictures at the boathouse where he rows.

It was foggy and felt like fall.

I could hear a tugboat chugging along the river but could just make out the lights. Not even an outline.

Then as the time passed the bridge was visible and the fog burned off.  It was a beautiful morning.Railroad Crossing in the Fog


Getting down to the river.







Pretty thick fog.

tugboat in fog

You can see the lights of the boat.




Can’t see the bridge




IMG_0678Front row seating on the Ohio River




IMG_1038 Visible bridge now.


IMG_1034Daylight burned off the fog




IMG_1052Like a mirror, barely a ripple




Ohio River Reflections

Sun and light, reflections.




Ohio River Reflections



Ohio River SkyOhio River Sky



Chairs on the RiverWith the fog burned off







Holy Family in a wishing wellWhat I saw when I drove home. Holy Family Wishing Well.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Photographing at night is one of my favorite things to do.

The city looks the most beautiful at night.

I scanned just a wee portion of my archives to get a representative sampling.

Nighttime- quiet, dark.  Sparkly, twinkly too as I seem to shoot a lot of lights.



Anna and Maura and Henry getting ready to go to sleep.

light up night

The city lit up feels magical to me. Every November they have Light Up Night

Goorin Brothers Hats on Bleecker

Goorin Brothers Hat Shop on Bleecker Street, New York City

PAT bus on HighlandI

Inspired by my son-in-law James.  A bus on Bryant Street in Highland Park

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Table.


Reggie Howze playing the saxophone on the Roberto Clemente Bridge

nightitme house

Love to photograph the decorated Christmas houses at night.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul Cathedral – Oakland Pittsburgh

balloon man

Balloon Man at Little Italy Days in Bloomfield


The barn at Bobbijo and Tim’s wedding.

fire and ice

I posted this or a similar one for fire and ice. Definitely nighttime

Primanti Bros

Getting a sandwich late at night.  The sandwich with the french fries and coleslaw right on it.


The Greyhound Bus station at night in Pittsburgh

Night now.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Sounds like a cinch, doesn’t it?   From lines to patterns? Organic might have been a better route. Nature.bridge (1)

After reading about this week’s challenge and viewing some fellow bloggers posts, here’s my gallery.

It was suggested to go with the “tiled mosaic gallery” so I thought I’d try it.




Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV

Unusual POV?  selected from recent shoots

Different Point of View (6)Reflection at Idlewild Park Pond



Different Point of View (7)

Henrietta Pussycat as seen from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Trolley- Idlewild Park





Different Point of View (5)Yellow Cab about to turn into the intersection as shot from the opposite curb



Different Point of View (2)Sunset and the city skyline as shot from the McArdle Roadway Bridge



Different Point of View (3)From McArdle Roadway Bridge, second half warm-up



Different Point of View (4)As I walked to my car, after the Red, White and Blue Invitational Cross Country Meet- Schenley Park


Different Point of View (1)

Not so unusual but this is the McArdle Roadway Bridge where I shot the other two photos

Different Point of View (8)


Grandson Michael steers the Ducky boat on the Monongahela River towards the Fort Pitt Bridge




and a Pirates game on TV, as  seen through a bar room window on Carson Street

Different Point of View






Road Trip Passenger Seat View

From Virginia to Ohio, through West Virginia in between.  It’s a little more than 350 miles.  Sunday afternoon and the holiday weekend travelers were on the highway.  A tractor trailer had overturned and rolled through the median- you could see the jersey barrier broken up and then the missing guard rail along the other side of the highway.on Route 77- all traffic on the  road was actually stopped for a time

Thunderstorms, lightning, magnificent clouds, sunlight behind clouds, wet pavement and teaming rain, then some bright sun for the weather report.

Shooting through glass is never ideal.  I got to be in the passenger seat this trip.  Good to be back in Ohio with the family, safe and sound.


Route 77 West Virginia





Holiday traffic






Dog getting air when traffic stopped




Charleston WV Capitol







Ravenswood Trailer Park








Bridge over Ohio River


Ravenswood Bridge connecting West Virginia and Ohio   a two lane cantilevered bridge





Driving Over the Ohio River on Ravenswood Bridge

One Nation Under God


Side of a truck trailer parked, taken through the driver’s side from the passenger seat



Smokestack and Clouds


Clouds and smoke at dusk


Smokestack through the driver’s window


Nelsonville Ohio    Information on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway  if you are thinking of taking an old fashioned train ride


Nelsonville Ohio

Waiting for Barges on the Allegheny River Late in the Day

Standing on the Roberto Clemente Bridge from Sixth Street.  Saturday night.

Near the Duquesne Bridge




waiting for the Barges






View from the Bridge






Just the single barge






Tug Boat

Paris in Pittsburgh

Sunday afternoon, Steve and I were walking across the Schenley Bridge on our way to the Carnegie Library in Oakland.  We saw lots of shiny things reflecting the sun.   As we got closer,  I saw combination and key padlocks.

Not sure when these locks started showing up on Pittsburgh Bridges but this was the first time I’ve seen them.

Love Padlocks or Lovelocks, they’re called.

They signify “everlasting love” according to the entry at Wikipedia.   And they aren’t just in Paris.  There is a whole list of cities – Prague, Rome, Zurich, London, Moscow, Dublin, Sydney.   The padlocks are controversial as some deem them unsightly and akin to litter. Eyesores.  Too much weight on some bridges.

Other citizens are outraged when they’re cut off from public bridges around the world.  Not sure what the stance  is here in Pittsburgh-these additions to the Schenley Bridge over Panther Hollow.  Guess time will tell.

We were able to see names or initials inscribed on them, dates. Most of the  padlocks hung from one section of fencing.

Just now I read that the padlock keys are thrown under the bridge.

I remembered seeing a photo of a ton of padlocks on a Parisian bridge in a Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress: LOVE (click to see photo of Paris Bridge)

and if you want to read the list of locations around the world and see more photos of love locks, click here.

Padlocks on Pittsburgh Bridge

If you look at bridges around the world sporting Love Padlocks, Pittsburgh is going to have to go some to catch up!


Do you think a sword was pulled from this stone?

Do you think a sword was pulled from this stone?


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