Lunar New Year Literary Awards – Guest Blog

Guest blog photo today by Outis* on IRT

(“The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the private operator of the original underground New York City Subway line that opened in 1904, as well as earlier elevated railways and additional rapid transit lines in New York City.”) Wikipedia

Outis’ title of his image is the newspaper’s headline.

Thank you Outis for your eye catching photo! Nice.

*”Outis (transliteration of Ancient Greek Οὖτις, in capitals ΟΥΤΙΣ, from οὔτις “nobody” or “no one”) is an often used pseudonym. Artists, writers and others in public life use this pseudonym in order to hide their identity” Wikipedia

New York Snapshots- Thanksgiving Family Vacation

man and dogMan and dog in Central Park.

Alice in Wonderland StatueAlice of Wonderland statue

 

IMG_0655Waiting in line to see the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

 

IMG_0685Aunt Mary reading with Maura from her new book about Egypt.

 

George Washington crossing the DelawareMark photographing the boys as Washington Crosses the Delaware. Although I’ve seen the painting I couldn’t have told you the artist’s name –Emanuel Gottlieb Leutz

 

 

PretzelMaura and her pretzel after the museum

 

IMG_0755Lighting candles where Mark’s paternal grandparents were married in this chapel behind the main altar of

St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  I believe the year was 1947.(Bobbie?)

30 Rock at Night

30 Rockefeller Center at Night

 

American Girl StoreMaura likes the American Girl Store Window

 

 

Grand Central STationGrand Central in the background

You have to have a few posed shots, attempting to get everyone with you at the same time. HA!

 

Transit MuseumMichael watches the trains at the Transit Museum

 

subwaySubway ride back to Aunt Mary’s station stop.

 

 

 

 

Solidarity with New York Teachers

From one city of Pittsburgh school teacher to the teachers of New York-

I met Megan as we were getting on the subway shuttle today.  She teaches Middle School Special Ed.

She was on her way to the demonstration in front of Governor Cuomo’s East Side Office to protest his unfair educational policies and linking student test scores to teacher evaluation (for starters). Not to mention his total disrespect for teachers.

Here’s the photo I took of her with her protest sign.

(Mary and I were on our way to meet friends at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.)

She sent the photo I took to herself- so later I had a thought.  See below the dotted line.

Here it is. Thanks Megan.

Special Ed Teacher on way to protest

 

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Then I got to thinking and texted her and asked her to send photos from the actual demonstration.

 

Here is Megan’s gallery of the parents and teachers and students united in oppostion to Governor Cuomo’s Educational Policy.

 

 

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(looks like a a pretty handknit scarf, too- I know it had to be cold standing outside)

 

Weeekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Wall. (s)

lego wall 2

Lego Store New York City

New York City-Coney Island.

Coney Island
Coney Island
Excuses Carson St
Excuses Carson St

Ms. Hendricks wall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Angular. A gallery of angular.  A WPC created by Xiao.

sunrise

Photographed on iPhone from the school parking lot.Carrick neighborhood. Pittsburgh PA.

sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich cut in triangles.

Bench Snow

Snow on a bench in Rockford Illinois

cobblestone road in hill (1)

Cobblestone Road off Centre Avenue, The Hill District

folding chairs

Folding Chairs  Bloomfield Little Italy Days

Jane's carousel

Jane’s Carousel Brookly New York

freedom tower

Lampost and Freedom Tower New York City

brooklyn bridge barge

Barge Through Brooklyn Bridge

nyc subway

Chambers Street Station  New York City

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

Last Monday night at the Art for Change auction I bid and won a very cool work of art by photographer Scott Roller-

this is what I see when I come out of an upstairs room now.

Subway Face.  A poster  in the subway, peeling off the wall.

It is a compelling gaze.  Not sure who it was to begin with but you keep looking at it and wonder.

The deteriorated shape of the poster really adds to the mood and make it original.  Click on Scott’s name and see his 66 Shots series from a trip on Route 66.

He prints, mats and frames his photographs.  Works of art!

Subway Face (1)

SUBWAY FACE   1/10    Scott Roller

 

 

Pittsburgh Photo Fair

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum of Art.     What a terrific venue.  Still on for Sunday (5-18-14) from 12-5 if you are in the city

 

 

 

Carnegie Museum of Art

The Cathedral of Learning in the reflection at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

 

Anna helps decorate her brother Michael’s First Communion Cake.

A work of art!      She wrote his name on it.  A chocolate pound cake- (gluten free) with vanilla buttercream icing.   Thanks to Aunt Mary for helping piece adequate parchment paper into the cross shaped pan so there were no cracks when it was extricated from the pan.

Anna decorates Michael's cake