Night Walk in Bloomfield


Steve and I were walking around Bloomfield Monday night. We grabbed a bite at Lot 17.

Bus on Friendship Ave in front of West Penn Hospital

Once I photographed this duo in the snow.A little Christmas tree with lights.

Did you ever play ItalyOpoly?Merante’s Store on Liberty Ave

Unretouched Photo of formerly St. Joseph Church now St. Maria Goretti . How about that pink?

Wooden bear outside Green Market carved by George. A Vietnam Vet.

Tour Guide

Krista Stevens at WordPress creates some interesting photo challenges. This week we’re to show where we live with the theme Tour Guide,   

Here’s a Pittsburgh montage.  Knowing when to stop digging in the archives is the problem but it’s one AM so we’ll start with this gallery tonight.

If you enter the city from the south- Ft Pitt Tunnel and Bridge this is the view when you emerge from the tunnel,

Duquesne Incline and a view of the city


Statue of beloved Mayor Caliguiri on the steps of the City-County Building


Andy Warhol Museum Detail and the old Lobby



East Liberty Carnegie Library and Presbyterian Church


Mr Rogers Sweater and sneakersMr. Rogers Sweater and Sneakers at the Airport Display

The Point and the fountain. Where the three rivers meet, Allegheny and Monongahela form the Ohio River,

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Incline in the Snow



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Carnegie Museum of Natural History\


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Carnegie Museum of Art



Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden Courtyard


Above-Forbes Field Wall and Bill Mazeroski Statue with Fireworks.  1960 World SeriesBill Mazeroski


Immaculate REception



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Ritter’s Diner

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St Paul Cathedral

St Paul Cathedral at Night


Heinz Field at Night

Heinz Hall

Heinz Hall at Night


Prantl’s Bakery-Home of the World Famous Burnt Almond Torte



Heinz Chapel


Keeping Tabs- Holocaust Memorial- Squirrel Hill


University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning


From the Norhside- Fineview


Carrie Furnace on the Monongahela River


Got Bridges?  Why yes, we do!



Lost Kennywood- Kennywood Amusement Park


North Side- Cloud Arbor by the Children’s Museum


Southside Club Cafe   Live Music VenueSt. Paul Cathedral in Oakland


AMTRAK station downtown



Carnegie Library- Oakland

East Liberty- Motor Square Garden and the Presbyterian Church

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Guard rails, hills, and retaining walls.



Phipps Conservatory

Lawrenceville Neighborhood- Arsenal Lanes


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Art Rooney Statue in the Snow


Shadyside Variety Store

Kaufmann’s Clock Downtown.


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Kennywood Amusement Park- Racer


Pink Elephant on a Lawn

Saw this pink elephant all lit up on a lawn as I drove the grandkids home from swimming practice. I drove around the block to try to get s better photo on the phone and the kids groaned. I thought it was blogworthy.

Long Winter’s Night

Relaxing by the fire Christmas night. The first day of Christmas. One day seems sufficient.

Grandson Charlie turned 2 1/2 on Christmas Day. He and his family came Christmas afternoon for dinner. We had a nice time together.

ST. MARTIN’S DAY in Schoenberg-Berlin


St. Martin’s Day

at 5:00 PM -St. Matthias Church in Schoenberg neighborhood, Berlin. ( Sunset was at 4:20)

I saw the announcement on Sunday

The church bells rang out for more than 5 minutes.

First there was a little play telling the story of St. Martin and singing hymns about St. Martin.

517C8677-94AA-478C-9F78-076D68270E94THE congregation filled with children went outside to follow St.Martin riding on the horse. A companion horse trotted behind. The children carried paper lanterns, some with candles but many with tiny LED or flashlight or tealights inside.  More singing and walking in the procession to Winterfeld Platz.


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The polizei closed the street and kept watch.

Fireworks Friday Night

Steve and went down to the North Side Friday night. The Pirates game had started at 7:00 but we went to dinner at Atria’s watching the game against St. Louis Cardinals on the TV and then we walked around, did some serious people watching and checked the score on my phone. St, Louis won the game 4-3.IMG_0784.JPG



IMG_0822.JPGIMG_0829.JPGA couple of dedicated Pirates fans who let me take a photo of them sporting their Pirates Parrot Hats.


The Barges on the Allegheny River from where the fireworks were launched.

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Neville Island Night Lights on the Ohio River

The retirement party at our friend’s home on Neville Island began in early afternoon but the barges and tugs went by into the night. Both directions!

Lots of drama to watch. Multiple freight trains on the opposite bank blew their train whistles.

See the powerful blue light the Captain was shining down river to illuminate a buoy in the middle of the river?  Neville Island Bridge is in the background.


Centerpieces with tiny white lights and fishing accessories glowed like lanterns.



Here you can see the dark barges being pushed by the tug as they approach the bridge.IMG_1673.JPG



IMG_1657.JPGIMG_1639.JPGIMG_1699.JPGIMG_1736IMG_1683The bonfire kept us warm and warded off the increasing damp chill as the sun disappeared. Skipping the photo my friend took of me devouring a gooey s’more.


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Oh say can you see

Maura watched the rockets red glare-

A fireworks show at The Lakes.

Fireworks fit the theme Transient perfectly.

My brother and sister and I drove 484 miles from Rockford Illinois to Columbus Ohio. Plenty of time until it got dark enough.