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Hats in the Air- Congrats Class of 2015

A lot of excitement in the air, in addition to the tossed hats.

Looked up mortarboard and yes, it’s named after the bricklayers/plasterer’s tool – the hawk.

I was thinking it was my last official photography gig for the school as I retire this week but then I remembered that Monday night is COMMUNITY DAY.  One more official gig.

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On to the future.   You can see the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning in the distance.  A beautiful day.IMG_0145

Amber selling bouquets for the graduates. She doesn’t really enjoy having her photo taken but was very gracious. Thank you Amber.

 

 


Tree of Knowledge Neon Art Installation at University of Pittsburgh

Tonight I attended the Congressional Art Awards hosted by Congressman Mike Doyle at the William Pitt Student Union, University of Pittsburgh.

One of my students had an artwork in the exhibit.   Because it’s a photograph showing herself I am unable to post her piece but I am very proud of her for participating.

On the way out of the Assembly Room,  I photographed the beautiful (and very large) neon art installation by artist Jane Haskell.       (See plaque below)

You can see the Cathedral of Learning and the Pitt Panther mascot.  IMG_9098

Artist Jane Haskell’s Tree of Knowledge Neon Art Installation at University of PittsburghTree of Knowledge

 

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Windows 3 – Connie, Esther’s Hobby, Olga, Poet’s House, Oakmont Bakery, View from a Bus

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge Theme: Windows

Making the theme last all week? I  photograph a lot of windows.

Here is another  gallery
Connie at ChumleysNew York City Chumley’s Historic Pub After the Fire

 

Esther's HobbyEsther’s Hobby Shop  Millvale PA

Olga Stained Glass

St. John’s Chrysostom Byzantine – Columbus, Ohio- St. Olga Window

 

 

 

Poet's HousePoet’s House New York City

 

Merry Christmas Window

Merry Christmas Window Pittsburgh PA

 

 

Brooklyn Bridge from Jane's Carousel

 

Brooklyn Bridge from Jane’s Carousel  Dumbo, Brooklyn NYC

 

 

conservatory Columbus

 

Franklin Conservatory Columbus Ohio

 

 

Flag and U of Pitt

University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning on the Horizon from Arlington

 

 

Freedom tower

Freedom Tower from my sister’s apartment window

 

 

graduation party

 

Graduation Party Window

 

 

 

 

 

Rocking Horse WindowRocking Horse Penn Avenue Garfield Neighborhood Pittsburgh PA

 

Oakmont Bakery

Oakmont Bakery Oakmont PA

snacks in windowSnacks in the Window New York City

 

 

window dresserWindow Dresser New York City Fifth Avenue

 

 

Bus window

Bus Window on Field Trip


Class of 2015 Arrives on Campus!

It’s happening all over the city. Across the state, throughout the country.    I hear CMU freshman arrived on Monday and Tuesday it was the University of Pittsburgh  (no one except out-of-towners call it University of Pittsburgh ) PITT is it!  It’s the annual start of school.  Freshmen arrive on campus and families assist, haul the stuff, then embrace and say,”  good-bye!” You see them in the linens aisle at Target, waiting for a bus, walking down city sidewalks in a large group.

I pulled over to the curb and put the flashers on along with a line of cars with car-top carriers and U-Haul trucks and trailers.  Got out and documented the occasion.  Met a few nice and enthusiastic people on my way home from school.  Mr. Vincent told of a little brother hugging his older sister and didn’t want to let go.  You get teared up witnessing the partings.  The unbelievable traffic and students arriving  will be on television news, the wild moving-in scene.  More than 7500 freshman I was told.  That’s a lot of people!  T-shirt sales were brisk on the corner. A beautiful day filled with mixed emotions. I dedicate this post to my dear friend G and her daughter S who’s a brand new freshman in another state!!! Laura told me today that she started college TEN years ago.  I remember taking her like it was yesterday.  And S.G. who used to babysit Mark and Matthew is taking two of her own kids back to school, dragging a futon and laundry baskets and who knows what.  I love the carting off of the broken down boxes photo. And Michael starts his first day of KINDERGARTEN Wednesday morning, Anna the second grade.  I am sure many of these parents were thinking about those milestones as they brought their children to college!

Alex and her mom, Dalia, from Philadelphia area (Newtown Square) graciously allowed me to document the moving process.

The whole family helps move in

Pitt Panther Statue

Mr. Mike Vincent, Pitt Class of 1977 (Criminal Justice) is now the guard of the Cathedral of Learning.

Carting off all the broken down cardboard boxes


Cathedral of Learning Late Afternoon Light

View from Forbes Avenue

Cathedral of Learning

Light hits an object,
reflects back.
Capture as best I can.
How it changes, brings life
to surfaces,
fascinates me.


Windy With a Chance of Sunlight

A beautiful day. And though inside from 7:30-4:00 I was able to catch the unfurled flag from the second floor window AND the flag shadow on the asphalt during lunch.  Right through the glass.

The Cathedral of Learning in the distance, the light fluctuating as clouds rolled across the sky.  Had to tilt the camera to get both the flag and the shadow-  the angle a technique I don’t use often.

Windy

In the daytime look out the windows.
Branches bend, papers blow across the yard.
Ripples or waves on water.
A pile of leaves caught up in a whirl.
You can tell it’s windy.
At night, listen.
A train along the river whistles.
Calm, a burst, a roar.
Earlier in my car on the bridge.
Wait for the light.
Feel it. Vibrate.
Bounce bounce bounce
right up through the tires.

Eye level to the top of a flag pole- a cool perspective.


What You Should Never Eat- But Tastes Great!

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Hungry

Sometimes you are hungry
for something that is just not good for you.
And you eat it.

And regret doing so.

Or not!

Wednesday nights I take a class at Manchester Craftsmen’s and eat an early dinner on the South Side, driving down the slopes from Arlington.   The last two weeks it was Carson Street Deli sandwiches but then I started thinking French fries. Undoing all the work at the gym yesterday.

So I crossed at 16th St and went into Mario’s, the only patron at that off hour but not for long.  Cory was hosting and tending bar and took my order for an Alpine burger (don’t ask) and their house cut fries. A tall ginger ale.      I asked if I could photograph the stained glass windows.  Designed by Williams Stained Glass of Bethel Park. It was a good time to photograph the architectural details.  Woshner’s was once “haberdashery” and is now Mario’s.  I was too early for Karaoke night. Had to get to class.


Remembering Joyce Brengarth Singh,Ph.D -“Farmgirl at heart.”

Professor, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend.  Joyce grew up on a honey bee farm in Boonville Missouri.   These jars of honey were photographed at night in Croatia and are posted as a tribute and celebration of her life. Photographed in the town on Cres on Cres Island when I visited Matthew two summers ago. Joyce and her husband Bunt (Dr. Singh as well) were loving parents to both Mark and Matthew during their high school years and beyond. Thank you.  Click here for newspaper article about Joyce’s life.  After Monday’s funeral, her husband and sons, Prem and Davinder, will accompany her to her final rest in a family plot in Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial is Monday(today) at 10AM St Bede’s.  Newspaper article is from Sunday.

Jars of honey to remember Joyce B. Singh growing up on a honey farm.

Pollinators are so important. Jars of honey to remember Joyce B Singh.


Forbes Field/Baseball History

A little experiment. First slideshow inserted into a post. Eight slides of Forbes Field wall and homeplate. The huge print with Bill Mazeroski’s signature in the middle of the George Silk photo of fans cheering from atop the Cathedral of Learning.  Last day of the Oakland tour. What I was photographing before I found the multiple Cathedral Learning Reflections in the Katz School of Business glass.

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Shooting the Cathedral

of Learning.  The multiple reflection in the windows of the Katz School of Business at Pitt. A self-portrait. Just dropped off disc for the WesternPAWritingProject Poe*Art event from last Saturday.

Cathedral of Learning University of Pittsburgh

Walking back to my car, I saw the multiples in the Katz School of Business Bldg.


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