Sunday Night. Along Route 70 Eastbound. The sunset.
It was the end of a beautiful day.
After I bought the couple of items I needed, I had to drive and turn around and come back so I could photograph this sign. There’s a median in the middle of the road and LOTS of traffic so it was a bit of an effort but I knew I wouldn’t be this way again in the near future.
This location is near the Pennsylvania Turnpike Entrance/Exit.
The motel is old school in appearance and it would be nice to include the sign AND the motel itself but too dangerous to shoot from the highway itself so pulled into their parking lot. There was a lot of truck traffic.
Here is a slice of the motel taken out the passenger window.
A GOOGLE car with a big camera mounted the top, driving down an alley way off of Bryant Street.
Collecting images for Street View? Here is information on how the photos are turned into Street View.
I don’t know. You can sure see them coming. By the time I got the camera to my eye they were going.
Headed in a different direction.
I wonder how much the camera costs that is on the top of the car? I looked up LIDAR camera technology.
Above view is the cropped version of the photograph below.
Well, this was one of them. Seriously hot, too.
Millbrae Way is the name of the alley shown and it’s near the historic marker of the Billy Eckstine home on Bryant Street. Born in 1914-Died- 1993. I just went to look up his grave and he was cremated and ashes given to a family member. There are many famous graves in Pittsburgh.
How I went from the signage at the East Exit Motel, to Google camera car to famous people buried in Pittsburgh I’m not sure so will close and post.
This is Ellis whom I met in Cambridge Ohio. I thought he was selling eggs. Cambridge, OH on Interstate 70 is halfway between Pittsburgh and Columbus.
I’d pulled into a Cracker Barrel to buy a giant set of checkers and use the rest room.
We got to talking, he told me about the price range for the various brands of balls but I didn’t need any golf balls.
Turns out he was from my neck of the woods. West Mifflin, McKeesport, Duquesne- all in the Pittsburgh vicinity.
He will attend a niece’s wedding and unfortunately that’s the same day as his 60th reunion from high school. Hope I got that all correct, sir. Thank you.
To give you a better perspective on his location- above is a crop of the photo below.
You’re taking the same exit as the truck in front of you with the sign?
What do you do?
Roanoke Route 581 Photographed by Marlene with Erika driving. The truck exited the same direction they wanted to go. They exited too!
You don’t usually see the back of these decorations but we were in the Antique Store parking lot on East Pike in Norwich as we made our way back to Pittsburgh.
They are everywhere.
As far as the eye can see.
I photographed (70-200 Canon L series lens) the wildflowers on the way to the San Antonio airport last Sunday.
Was NOT the driver of the rental van but the passenger. (Thanks Rick) Figure we were going about 70 mph so the blue is a bit of a blur.
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.
Ravenswood Trailer Park
Ravenswood Bridge connecting West Virginia and Ohio a two lane cantilevered bridge
Driving Over the Ohio River on Ravenswood Bridge
Side of a truck trailer parked, taken through the driver’s side from the passenger seat
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
It was late when I left for home cause I went to photograph the girl’s softball game and
because the Bigelow Blvd. ramp was closed, I had to follow a lengthy detour.
I found myself in bumper to bumper traffic at a standstill on one of the most awful roads- Route 28. It is ALWAYS under construction.
And there I saw this abandoned boat along the busy highway.
It took my mind of my impatience at not being home yet, having to wait.
I wondered how it got there. To whom did it belong?
It’s like being in a coffee shop and suddenly understanding why someone writing a screenplay is sitting there, working. A snippet of conversation overheard. You write a script. You get ideas.
I heard the guy say to the woman at the next table, “You have a certain lyrical unexpectedness.” (inaudible response from her) Him again, ” I played in a bar last night.”
So what’s the story of the boat? And the next scene just a few feet later, a few more car lengths down?
or the next scene when the traffic stopped again. These scenes just make you wonder.
Or if I hadn’t been stopped, would I have seen them?
I’ve seen women brush on mascara at a red light, adjust the rearview mirror, apply lipstick.
Lots of coffee drinking. Dancing. Singing.
Cereal eating. Bagel noshing. People talk on the phone.
Guess who found this shot last summer? That’s right. On the way to swim practice.
Granddaughter Anna (9). Remember her photograph of the pickup truck full of mannequin legs?
“Look! That guy’s brushing his teeth!”
(An electric/battery toothbrush!) You just wonder where he would spit!
I had the camera in my bag and got it out as quick as I could. My daughter-in-law was driving so that was good.
This is the shot I was able to get as we passed. He was getting ready to exit.