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.
The minute I saw this painting, I knew it would be perfect in the nursery.
My friend and blog follower Toni K. took this photograph Saturday 5-30-15 at the shower. Thanks for sending it.
Here’s Laura with the Night Forest Elephant and Bird piece I bought at the PERSAD Art for Change 2015 Auction.
Jeffrey Brunner of Hey Beast Studio in Pittsburgh is the artist! He’ll have a booth at the Three Rivers Art Festival next week.
Photograph taken by Toni K at the shower
Laura is sporting the gift of Chewbeads that double as a necklace and a teething ring for baby…..Thanks Marlene!
You can see Maura and my SIL James in the reflection
(Note to self: photograph art without glass)
And here it the book I bought with the stunning illustrations by Mr. Brunner.
One more fun illustration by Jeffrey Brunner
Friday afternoon I drove a colleague to the Strip District to pick up her car. It was raining. She’d gotten new tires.
At the red light, down Herron Hill, I saw a Life Size Chipmunk making her way to the intersection to cross Liberty Avenue. (The same spot I saw the groundhog scurrying under the cars.)
Oh that’s right, it was Halloween.
Office Party? Chip or Dale? Alvin? A leftover from the Furries
Makes me think of a crowd and my blog theme- ” place with a trace of humanity”
Below Polish Hill, turning onto Liberty Ave into the Strip District. Here is what I saw.
He got out from under the cars as we were all stopped at the red light.
Instead of crossing the road, he kept walking back under the cars.
Good thing I had my camera on the front seat.
Good thing he didn’t get squished. I felt sorry for the groundhog.
Too much concrete to burrow in.
(And my car windows need a wash)
Just a snippet. I saw movement.
Coming under the cars. Oh no.
Go the other way. He did eventually.
I felt badly for the groundhog but at least he finally made it to the side before the light turned green. But what then?
Met Leah at Big Dog Coffee (former student teacher) this morning for coffee, oatmeal ( w almonds banana and cinnamon) and conversation.
Look at the latte art and appreciate the skill it took to create it. A cup full of beauty. Delicious.
A found still life down in the Strip District on 33rd Street. I was just teaching texture last week and then I found this scene after the fact.
Looks as if these were washed up onto some shore.
Gloves and Gravel might be a better title. Do you know where your gloves are?
(Okay Rob, Kristin and Kathryn I know you don’t need them in Florida or Hawaii and other warm climate followers- Enjoy your warm weather!)
While sitting in Pamela’s with Erika’s family I saw someone out of the corner of my eye. I was waiting for two eggs over easy- but pulled out the phone.
When I looked out the window I saw this guy shooting in the alley.
Wondered what he saw.
I have shot the same alley at night.
He was intent. Took his time. Shot quite a few. He seemed to stay in the same spot and did not kneel or step to either side- but I thought to myself that this must be what I look like to others around me.