Parallel Parking

This morning when I went to the library and parked, this structure was in the space in front of me.

It was up on a trailer but as I pulled alongside, to angle in reverse and parallel park,  it just felt odd.

A PortaPotty instead of another car.

Pittsburgh Monday Night Football

The evening felt like summer, this last night of September. Steve and I had a great time thanks to my son sharing his season tickets with us. The city skyline so colorful and bright against the dark sky.  It sure gets darker earlier and the game didn’t start until 8:15 so definitely Monday Night Football. 

It was a good game for the Steelers as they were 0 and 3.

Tonight’s score    Pittsburgh Steelers-27      Cincinnati Bengals-3

At halftime we saw the four inductees  of the class of 2019 being inducted into the Pittsburgh Hall of Honor — Elbie Nickel (his son was there to represent his deceased father) , Larry Brown, Bill Cowher and Hines Ward.  #86 got the loudest cheers.

 

A blimp overhead as we walked over Roberto Clemente Bridge to Heinz Field


A sliver of a new moon in the sky 

Boats moored on the Allegheny River edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two levels of fancy suites.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bronze tribute to Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception .

 

 

 

Honus Wagner Statue guards PNC Park until next Spring’s baseball season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown park has Eyeball Seats by Sculptor Louise Bougeois 


              Fancy crosswalk

 

A favorite parking garage is being demolished.

Rocking Horses in the City

Found a new rocking horse in the city on Wednesday night. East Liberty near the Fireside Grill. Where Zeke’s Coffee roasts their beans. Must be Zeke’s mascot?

Here’s a Gallery of rocking horses seen around Pittsburgh, from previous blogposts.

 

Photo Snapped from Phineas Street

I was headed to I-279 and pulled into Phineas Street on the North Side to capture beloved Pittsburgh Pirate, Roberto Clemente’s likeness on this building.

Artist Jeremy Raymer painted this stunning mural. Here’s an article written by Bob Bauder about the painting.

The building that served as the “canvas” for Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente’s portrait is Verdetto’s Bar and Restaurant.

Roberto Clemente

Columbus Skyline Captured by Jack

From the top floor of a hospital parking lot. Columbus, Ohio.  Jack (12) texted me his photograph from this vantage point. You know it pleases me when a grandchild sees something, takes a photograph and sends it to me. I told him he is honing his eye. He asked me, is that good?  Yes, it is.

Columbus Ohio Skyline

I used to watch the curtain blow in the wind

I used to watch the curtain blow in the wind. Someone left that top right window open.

For years.

Last week I photographed the window with the moving curtain, wishing I’d had time to video it. Red lights don’t last long enough.

Then last night, the window is gone. Steve was driving. I photographed the missing window with the eerie curtain. And I photographed it again tonight as I was driving over the RD Fleming Bridge again and got a quick shot. Just like that, it’s demolished.

Ice Cream Truck on a Summer Afternoon

Maura and I went to Staples today and the man in front of us was getting signs laminated for his business-  AN ICE CREAM TRUCK. I am nostalgic for the ice cream trucks of my childhood.  We discovered he would be in our neighborhood later after lunch so Maura and I went by the Highland Park Pool and saw some campers lining up to order cool treats.  When I met him in the morning, I’d asked if it would be okay to photograph him as part of the ongoing People at Work series and he agreed.

A minimum order of $20 and he will bring his truck to your game, fundraiser, company picnic, birthday party, sporting event, church socia or family reunion. You name it. He sponsors a lot of East End sports teams, too.

Maura had the water ice, cherry flavor and I had a classic ice cream sandwich. Perfect for a summer afternoon. As we left to get into our car Maura said it was great he didn’t play annoying music!

Meet the Youngblood family. James, Eric and Ziarrah. James told me he has been in the ice cream business for six years now.  He became self employed as he was having difficulty finding a job so put everything he had, plus a loan of a thousand, into purchasing the truck.  I asked him what he does in the winter,  Deep Fried Cornish Hens!  On a FoodTruck.

I will be sure to check that out. Stay tuned.

 

James, Ziarrah and Eric work as a team.

How about a Jolly Rancher Popsicle?

Campers and swimmers and families line up to buy ice cream or chips and a drink.

You can see me and Maura and his ice cream truck in James’ sunglasses.