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Abstract: Weekly Photo Challenge 

Abstract gallery from archives

 
I don’t shoot many intentional abstracts 
my photographic style more literal. 

   
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1- freight train,chain link fence, building by East Liberty busway 

2- Raeffetto’s wild mushroom ravioli NYC

3- Lincoln Logs in the toy drawer Ohio

4-Twister  Heinz History Center Pittsburgh

5-Philadelphia shadows 


#Creativesprint Warm-up at Voodoo Brewery- Homestead

Ellie Valentine* is one of the nicest people I know, so when she invited me to attend this event I said if I’m in town, I’d go –#Creativesprint what it’s all about.  Check out the link and anyone can sign up. Free.

She thinks I’m perfect for this 30 day challenge. That it will be easy for me. 

Hope so. (The last challenge I signed up in the new year,  I abandoned the effort early on, uh-oh)

 Voodoo Brewery is located in the old firehouse in Homestead on Ninth Avenue

   I had Pierogies and onions on greens, hummus and pita and veggies. A bold brown ale. They are into Brewology at Voodoo. 

  

  Pallets are the tabletops 

  The old fire bell 

  

  

 Voodoo Brewery in the old Firehouse 
Met some other nice people who came together tonight -warming up -before taking this creative challenge. 

I’ve posted about *Tin Front Cafe in Homestead PA. And her church is the one with the 24 foot statue of St Joseph in Church Parking Lot


A Fourth-Light

The theme for the photo challenge this week was Half-light.  I’m back in the Burgh after a Spring vacation to New York City and Ohio. 

By the time I left the University Commons, I missed the half-light

It was almost dark. 

I titled this series a fourth-light. 

I like the dark blue sky backdrop for a few of Pittsburgh’s iconic structures. 

I’d enjoyed my friend Cj’s poetry reading at Carlow U. Tuesday night. 

   Walking down the hill to the parking lot
Workmen on Fifth Avenue 

    Forbes Avenue view of Cathedral of Learning at the red light 
Cathedral of Learning – University of Pittsburgh 
  Heinz Chapel Silhouette 
 
St. Paul Cathedral  in Oakland 

(All shot with the iPhone camera)


New York City Seen

   
    
    
    
     
    

  


Washington Was Here!(me, too)

Zelienople Pennsylvania.

“George Washington passed through here on November 30, 1753”

Last Saturday I was on my way to Harmony.

Turns out my route was on Washington’s Trail. You can click the link and get the driving route for Western Pennsylvania.  I ended up on the trail by chance.

I just love the phone numbers on this sign.

IMG_2529and here is the Strand Theater in downtown Zelienople which I photographed on the way to Harmony last Saturday.  Saved from the wrecking ball by the Strand Theater Initiative.

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Built in 1914


In Harmony, Pennsylvania

IMG_3363Harmony – the weekly photo challenge.

I thought a report from Harmony, PA would make an interesting and different post.

Always seeking fresh blog content.

I was already out in my car and drove along the Ohio River without the the GPS.  When I put Harmony PA into Maps App I was taken first to the street signs at the bottom of this post.  Harmony, Pennsylvania is about 30+ miles north of the city, Pittsburgh.

Unfortunately the Harmony Museum was closed for the day by the time I got to town so will find a willing friend and return. (Preferably on a Spring day with some blue sky.)

I read they have a German Christmas Market, too. Views of Main Street and

We will have lunch at the Stohr Haus Bakery .

Have to plan to arrive at the right time, next time.

Open       Wed-Fri  7-2          Saturday 8-2

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Below -the Historical Marker for the Harmonist Cemetery.

“Graves were not marked”

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Have you ever seen a cemetery without a single marker?

Link to information about the Harmony Society

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Steve and  I went to Harmony in March 2010 (blogpost at night)  for a poetry reading at the Bottlebrush Gallery   

Today I shopped in the gallery- bought tea towels and a baby quilt.

Because I took a circuitous route, avoiding the interstate and driving the secondary roads, my phone GPS took me to 3 Harmony signs near the town of Baden, PA.  Unintentional but interesting to find three Harmony signs.

Received a great response from Harmony Museum Thanks Ruth!! A great time to visit us next would be June 11th. It is our Herb & Garden Fair (at our Harmonist Barn), Fiber Festival in town, and Springfest in town. Lots going on! Free shuttle between the barn and town. Food, entertainment, artists, demonstrations, so much to photograph that day! Starts at 9 am and runs until 3 pm, though the shops are open later than that!

 

 


A Slip of the Foot vs. Tongue-Poor Richard

 Seen on Pine Street, Philadelphia   
 

Poor Richard’s Almanac – Benjamin Franklin

Link to Poor Richard Almanack info


Dinner at The Olde Bar on Walnut Street

Our hotel, a short block away- The Olde Bar has been here a year- where the Philadelphia institution Bookbinders was for more than a century.

“Set in the Old Original Bookbinders, Jose Garces’ saloon offers seafood, a raw bar & retro drinks.”

I had the New England clam chowder, which was very good. And the Fish and Chips.  The chips cooked in beef fat. I asked why they were so tasty!

The shiny dark wooden bar was built in the late 1800’s and shipped in the forties from a Nevada ghost town, according to the bartender. Little candles flickering add ambiance.

Original floors, original leaded windows.

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You can see the raw bar with the oysters resting on crushed ice below


Architecture- Old and New(er) 1964

Philadelphia architecture. A mixture of old and new.   I.M. Pei – the architect of the Society Hill Towers. There are three towers of condos on five acres. 

  
Spruce Street at 2nd Street. 


State of Mind – Weekly Photo Challenge

Ben Huberman of WordPress challenged bloggers to post an image that illustrated their State of mind

We arrived in Philadelphia this afternoon.


Delancey Street cobblestones at dusk. 

Walking where my parents walked when they lived in the city of brotherly love.  1971-1983

  Below the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street.  The scene where my dad pushed his grandson Mark in a stroller and a Philadelphia magazine photographer captured them-

Thirty nine years ago.  
PA turnpike memorabilia display while at the Service Area. 

This could come in handy during election year. 
 Seeing light on the other side of cascading water in our hotel lobby.  Cloudy, blurred, fluid, relaxing to watch.