La Esquina, New York City

CORNER   Ben H. at WordPress created the weekly photo challenge

La Esquina, New York City  114 Kenmare Street,  Soho – seemed a perfect response.

I was standing catty-corner(ed), watching traffic whiz by, taking a few photographs when I was visiting my sister.corner4 762corner3 761cornercorner2 760

I’m not in NYC today- from the archives.

Pittsburgh Bridges Gallery 2

Bridge is the Weekly Photo Challenge.

I think I have enough bridge photographs to last all week. You’ve seen them before if you follow the blog.

In fact, I might get out and shoot some more bridges not part of my collection-yet.

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Tenth Street Bridge Lit up for Tom Cruise Movie

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Birmingham Bridge

 

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Hot Metal Bridge     Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Rankin Bridge over the Monongahela River

 

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Barge on the Monongahela River

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Tenth Street Bridge from South Side

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Roberto Clemente Bridge

 

Artist Bill Pfahl paints the 16th Street Bridge in 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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(Well some necessary words to give credit to the artist and creator )

“The metal bike racks were designed by Millvale-based graphic designer Tom Walker and built by Geoff Blanchard of Red Star Ironworks, also in the borough. The circular design shows open books of shrinking size nested inside each other.”

Beneath Your Feet- Weekly Photo Challenge

Beneath Your Feet 

A BOPPY

Bicycle pedals

Stones

A stump

The grass

 

 

 

beneath my feetSimon on top of the stump at his Grandpa’s farm.  Michael, Anna, Jack and Maura waiting their turn.

I liked the composition.

 

 

Santa on a Bicycle, Holy Medal Vending Machines, Random Selfie at Rockefeller Tree and Cakes for a Friend

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There are two machines. The one on the right took Euros but was unlit.

A choir was singing O Holy Night and that’s the soloist image on the flat screen.

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Random people taking a selfie in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Christmas Window NYC

Christmas Window Photography by Woman in Blue

Happy Birthday Cakes

Happy Birthday dear friend,  from Magnolia Bakery window on Bleecker Street.  

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cool Pool and Walk Around the Neighborhood at Sunset

High 80s and no thunderstorms in sight. The pool was practically empty!

We got home for a late supper.  Took a walk/ride around the neighborhood.  You can see glimpses of the setting sun.

 

 

Bicycle Heaven Shop and Museum

Kurt and Craig in Bicycle Heaven.

People at work.  What an amazing place.  A field trip for photo class Wednesday night.  Craig and Kurt were most hospitable.  And you never saw so many bicycles in your life. Steamers for handlebars, baskets, reflectors, headlamps, tires, gears, seats. You name it. Anything and EVERYTHING for a bicycle. Whatever you want? It is there! Craig has been collecting bikes for 30 years and just put this place together in the last three months.  WOW is all we could say.  Holy Bikes! The four bikes on the wall are Bowden Spacelander bikes made of fiberglass designed in 1948. There are very few in the world and here were FOUR together !!!

Find the Bicyclist’s Headlight – North Shore Riverwalk

Riverwalk at Riverfront Park, North Shore, Allegheny River

Along the Allegheny River, across from downtown.  Riverfront Park.  I was on a field trip with a photography class I signed up for through Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.  Next week we’re going to a greenhouse to photograph orchids.  The other class members are people I have taken classes with before so that is fun!  Wednesday night was Light Up the Night Walk for Lymphoma and Leukemia.  One walker said they raised $700,000 dollars if I heard him correctly. The walkers had red balloons with flashing lights inside which I tired to photograph but didn’t really work out.  I’ve shot this skyline angle before. But then the moment happens and the bicyclist drives by into the frame and because the shutter was open for 30 seconds you can see the trail of light.  I think it adds interest to the scene.  There were lots of people readying the area for the Tom Cruise movie they are shooting, putting tape down on the cement walk to mark the actor’s places.  Turning an office building into a hotel. There were benches and additions to the walk- a kiosk and a rental shed.

Bicycle Shadow on Eliza Furnace Bike Trail

From the archives.  This photo won the Downtown Living Exposed Exhibition a few falls ago, 2008.  Pre blog. Golden Triangle Bike Rental now has two locations I see from their webpage and a beautiful gallery of Bike Pittsburgh photographs.  Tom the owner got on the bicycle as I was leaving and as I looked out the parking garage opening,  there was the shadow and cool angle and serendipitious shot.