Even at half volume, the anniversary party tent captures the downpour at a deafening level. No this post is NOT a Silent Sunday today.
The rain didn’t stop the festivities, but most partygoers took cover inside. Tables laden with food taken into the open garage.
A short video captures the sounds of the deluge.
Neville Island Pennsylvania.
Back to the serious business of partying outdoors, once the rain stopped. Of course, it stopped and started several times throughout the afternoon.
Gateway Clipper boat approaching the Point. St. Mary of the Mount at the top right on Mount Washington. Sunday night, taken from North Shore.
Night lights in the city. Pittsburgh. Sunday night. Taken from the North Shore of the Allegheny.
River Spree boat ride Gallery.
Lots of low bridges. Don’t stand up!
Old buildings and new buildings. Lots of construction, too.
She asks What do you see though yours? I went back a few years and looked through the archives and there are lots of window images. Car windshields, curio cabinets, subway and train windows, house and downtown office windows, refrigerator and store window displays.
MOMA windows NYC
Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh PA
Through a window- Watching the NYC traffic below
Barbara S doll collection
Ohio River Sunday night. We were visiting our Neville Island friends again. They live on the banks of the Ohio River. We had a wonderful boat ride earlier and it was time for dinner. Two tugs and their barges appeared up river and down river. Our host pointed out the buoy that marked the channel and told us they both had to be on this side on it. How would there be enough room? As the sun was sinking we watched them approach one another, a horn blew. It was a dramatic end of the day on the river.
Fortunately it’s a timed challenge practice drill and not a real rescue situation on the Ohio River yesterday. These men and women do important and difficult work.
I’d taken two grandkids to the Carnegie Science Center and we had just toured the submarine docked behind the Center.
Watching the diver dive into the river while tethered to the rope as it unfurled, was something to see. Another diver waited on deck, ready to help if diver one got into trouble.
You have to be a paramedic first before any further training can begin. The instructor was patient and answered all Jack’s questions.
On the Ohio River
“USS Requin, a Tench-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named after the requin, French for shark. Since 1990 it has been a museum ship at The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania”. Wikipedia
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.
The 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.
Happy Retirement, Sy