Something there is that does love a bridge

Something there is that does love a bridge

The Pittsburgh Bridges galleries from the past two days have evoked a tremendous response from blog viewers. The views today add more weather and some are taken from the river while on the Ducky Tour or the wedding below.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress really unleashed so many of the BRIDGE photos I’ve taken.   And finding so many images with bridges makes me realize I have taken bridges for granted.

And my friend V is right about the photos- people respond to the the bridge structures, NOT the sunsets taken from a bridge.

Smithfield Bridge in the snow

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Pickle Bridge 718

 

 

SINGER SONGWRITER-Sue Gartland  (Ford Fairlaine link)

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Railroad Bridge Allegheny 715

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Ready to lace up the panels for Knit the Bridge

 

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Kevin and Kat were married on the Three Rivers Queen and there are numerous shots with various bridges in their wedding highlights.

 

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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

I Live in the City of Bridges

Pittsburgh is the City of Bridges 

We have 446 of them

What a perfect challenge for the week, thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Here are some pictures from my archives

You can see seven bridges in this aerial shot

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On the Allegheny in Winter

 

Homestead Grays Bridge

 

Roberto Clemente Bridge after a baseball game

 

 

Down on the Ohio River

McArdle Roadway above Cupples Field Southside

 

Railroad Bridge from the Convention Center

 

Ninth Street Bridge on the Allegheny

Ft Pitt Bridge upon arriving into the city from the tunnel

40th Street Bridge State Seals

Knit the Bridge 7th Street Bridge- Andy Warhol Bridge

 

Panther Hollow Padlocks

West End Bridge

Roberto Clemente Bridge

Roberto Clemente Bridge From the Renaissance Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Top of the World

The city of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington (elevation 6,289) just before sunset, Monday evening.

Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge 

and a big nod to  Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the sculpture garden- Walker Art Center   The spoon weighs 5,800 pounds the cherry 1,200 pounds. I saw this sculpture when we visited Matthew when he was a student at Macalester College in St. Paul. It came to mind when I was thinking about photographing a cherry on top for the weekly photo challenge.

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And the cell phone shots below to compare which I thought looked better than the good camera.

Cherry on a spike and one of my gray hairs and the Duquesne Incline


Without the spoon, the city in focus

Snowstorm Softens Skyline Edges in 2015 and in 2010

Self-assignment:  Return to the same place and take another photograph.

Did you ever see two photographs where you are to spot the differences?

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img_8139Photographed December 2010 Where the Rivers Meet   (note the Christmas Tree at the Point)

Snow Day Tugboat and Barges Push Through the River Ice

Pittsburgh Skyline in Snow

View of the Monongahela River and skyline from Grandview Avenue.  (Stef, do you think it is smiing?)

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See the path where the tug pusning the barges has cut through the ice?

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Duquesne Incline in the snow.  A path left where the tug and barge cut through the rivers.

OHIO RIVER ICE

Three Rivers Stadium and the Ohio River

School got called off so I went to take some photographs on the way home.

1degree and -16 windchill.   I didn’t stay long with my cameras.

My friends Deb and Sy live downstream along the Ohio River.  They emailed me the cell phone photos they took at eye level as the tug cut through frozen Ohio River ice 

Full Moon, Blimp and a Night Game at PNC Park

It was the Sunday night I returned from Columbus OH.

Mother’s Day evening.

The blue night sky asks to be photographed.

 

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I enjoy taking photos of the city at night.

 

 

 

 

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There’s the blimp

 

 

Night Game PNC Park

From the red light at the Convention Center.Night Game at PNC Park

Night City from the North Shore

From the archives-

The sky color grabbed my eye. The painterly quality of the Allegheny River.  Lights reflected are a favorite of mine.

You can’t have Pittsburgh city shots without plenty of bridges.

And lit at night?  Always satisfying to find the skyline in different moods from different vantage points.

While seeking photographs of my grandson Michael (his sister Anna is going to create a story board)  for his First Holy Communion Party on Saturday, I found these two Pittsburgh night photos.

North Shore City View

 

 

 

If you’ve been a blog follower for a time you may have seen these two photos  from October 2011

 

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Do Not Rock Cars!

Atop the Ferris Wheel.  The sign said Do Not  Rock  Cars.  

No kidding,  but Jack (6) my grandson would have loved to rock the car when we were stopped at the top!

Mr. George Washington Gale Ferris although born in Illinois  founded a company to test metals for railroads and bridges- G.W. G. Ferris in  Pittsburgh PA.  Mr Ferris lived on the North Side and died in Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh of typhoid fever.

Atop the Ferris Wheel

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Vertical horizontal vertical horizontal     Sorry I could not get them into two columns to compare the two shots.

 

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One shot, two ways.  I didn’t realize I do this challenge without thinking about doing it.  The WordPress post said shoot a vertical and a horizontal.  And although I  did not go out and reshoot for this challenge, here is what I discovered on Tuesday night I shot vertical, horizontal naturally without too much thought. Shoot, turn the camera,shoot, turn the camera,  Shoot and turn the camera –  shoot.  I was surprised how many times I did this exact thing without knowing about the challenge that came out today.