"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Don & the Tire Machine in McKees Rocks

It was a hot day and this man was hard at work.  Chartiers Avenue was closed due to construction.  I needed directions. So I pulled into C & D Auto Service as there was an open bay and  I met this nice man who drew me the map below so I could get where I needed to go.

And here is the detailed hand-drawn map Don made for the detour route to Ohio Valley General Hospital.

Then I asked if I could photograph him, my people at their jobs series, and he said to photograph his partner Chuck.  I looked at Chuck and we laughed when I said I couldn’t see Chuck working.  He was at the desk in the office and it was not as exciting and dramatic as the work on the tire machine that Don interrupted to go and draw the map for me!  It was so kind of him to take the time to help give me excellent directions that required a lot of turns on one way streets. Thanks Don, Don’s wife, and Chuck at C & D Auto Service.

Nice people !



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10 responses

  1. If you are trying to leave a comment and it’s black on black, please email me and let me know. Seems some versions of Internet Explorer are not cooperating with the new wordpress comment box upgrade.


    June 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

  2. Laura

    very fancy map


    June 10, 2011 at 6:59 am

  3. Ruthie you’re the type of person people like to help. Great map


    June 10, 2011 at 7:18 am

  4. connie

    This is another potential photo for the book you could put together. Sorry, Chuck; but, I don’t see anyone replacing Don !
    I love this photo – the details and contrasts are wonderful.


    June 10, 2011 at 7:33 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    I love this guy’s facial expression.


    June 10, 2011 at 7:36 am

  6. erica

    I guess I have one of the non-cooperating Internet Explorer! Probably won’t comment much anymore, but will enoy your blogs ! /This is a wonderful photo – seems like it could have been taken anytime from the 40ties on! xoxo


    June 10, 2011 at 7:54 am

  7. OMG what an incredible portrait. 🙂


    June 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

  8. Hootie

    THis is a fantastic portrait!


    June 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

  9. marianne

    Your photos in McKees Rocks made me smile… simple folks doing their job to help us! The best photo is the one in my mind of your face visiting me at OVGH!


    June 11, 2011 at 9:49 am

  10. joyce

    This is a wonderful picture. I am so glad he permitted you to take it. Nice slice of life to keep for the future.


    June 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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