Ukrainian Church Reflection-McKees Rocks PA

McKees Rocks Bottoms. I was coming from the funeral home in Sheraden and saw these churches from the bridge and decided to exit.  The sun was setting.   Two Ukrainian Churches in one town.  Just blocks from one another.  This one is St. John’s.  The other is St. Mary’s.  I have more photos for a different day.  There’s a Russian Orthodox church with beautiful domes and a Byzantine church as well.   They are still open and active.  St. Mark’s Roman Catholic church has been closed and sold to Dargate Auction Gallery.  All of these different churches within a few blocks of one another. Click on the links for more information about Ukrainians and the  Ukrainian community in 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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