Goodbye to the O – Original Hot Dog Shop- Oakland Pittsburgh

My friend Roberta sent me a Post-Gazette article this evening, An elegy to the ‘O’: A beloved hot dog shop closes after 60 years written by Mick Stinelli and Dan Gigler. It told about the sad and sudden closing of The Original Hot Dog Shop. A long time late night favorite in the heart of Oakland adjacent to University of Pittsburgh. Upon closing they donated “7 tons of potatoes to charity”. (They were famous for their fries)

We’d get a couple of hot dogs and share the huge order of fries, sometimes before a Poetry Reading at Hemingway’s. Or after. No matter what time you ate there, it was a familiar and reliable taste and experience.

Here’s a photo I took of the landmark from a 2010 blog post.

Union Station Arch Columbus Ohio

Maura’s Elementary  School Choir sang before the hockey game tonight.  After the Hockey game we came outside to this night time scene.  The Historic Landmark.

Union Station Arch, Arena District Columbus Ohio.

“The lone remnant of the once grand entrance arcade of Columbus Union Station, this relocated arch was designed by Daniel Burnham and now serves as a focal point of the Arena District. Built in 1897” 

Magic Rabbitlight Sign Delight

Wednesday Night 29 January

St. Augustine Florida

The Magic Beach Motel. St. Augustine FL

Could rabbitlight be a word? The challenge stated words ending in light.  Signlight? a delight?

Spaceflight  in Starlight at Becky B’s Blog 

FountainLight and BoatLight Where the Three Rivers Meet

From my archives

St. Mary of the Mount in the upper right, the arch of the Ft. Pitt Bridge, a line of lights along Grandview Avenue to the towerlight on the left.

The Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet at the Point – the third river The Ohio

Becky B continues to inspire #Januarylight posts across the blogosphere with her challenge.

TwinkleLights and Gate Guards in Millvale PA

Be sure to see Becky B’s Wavelight as she hosts the #JanuaryLight challenge

My post today is Twinklelights and two gate guards in Millvale PA. Wednesday night.

As these two stand guard at the gate, the twinklelights brighten the oncoming night.

Highlight of 1960 World Series

A different take today

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bill Mazeroski running home, winning 1960 World Series.

 

on Becky B’s #januarylight squares Challenge

Ballparklights Pittsburgh PNC Park

I reread the rules of the #JanuaryLight challenge and the title is to end in the word light. Hence the title Ballparklights.  I don’t think/know it’s in any dictionary, connected, but I’m trying to adhere to the guidelines.

The actual ballparklights are not illuminated