When you turn 65 in Pittsburgh you can apply for a free PAT bus pass.
Monday morning I went downtown on the 71 B. I am going to familiarize myself with schedules and routes but having a smart phone is a big help
You can pick the stop where you’re waiting it tells you how many minutes until a bus arrives. My plan is to visit all of the 88 neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh.
Here’s Day One of my Free Bus Pass Photography Adventure.Me waiting at Highland and Bryant for the 71 B to go downtown.
Meet Kevin M. who accepted my medicare card until I get the pass.
His portrait will be wonderful in the People at Work show next July.
taken as I exited the bus, with his gracious permission.
The Port Authority where you fill out your application to get your bus pass.
I went to the City County Building where I was greeted by a sign and a bronze statue of Mayor Caligiuri
Mayor Caligiuri by Robert Berks 1990
Cathedral of Learning University of Pittsburgh
I rejoined the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland
Crabcake and Slaw lunch at the Union Grill
St. Paul Cathedral as I went to the next Bus Stop to get to Shadyside where they were setting up a Vintage Car Show on Walnut Street
Cars arriving in trailers I caught the next bus on Highland Avenue and guess who my driver was? Yep you guessed. Turns out Kevin went to the same high school as my sons but he was a class ahead of Mark.
Steve and I took a ride up to Shadyside later to see the vintage cars but it was raining
Steve our bus driver of the Double Decker Bus Tour of Austin TX
Look sock monkey made their FB page!
Not too sure about the hat driver Steve wanted me to sport while he photographed the four of us. Joanne (the MOB) had the idea we should tour the city and it was a wonderful plan! Thanks for taking the photo, Steve.
They instruct you to NOT touch the branch as it might fling back into the next person behind you.
The rain stopped. We walked down to the yarn store Hill Country Weavers and then walked across the street for lunch.
“the Residenzbrunnen. This biggest Baroque fountain of Central Europe was built between 1656 and 1661 under the rule of Prince Archbishop Guidobald von Thun. The material used is marble from Mount Untersberg. The artists in charge were Tommaso di Garona and Antonio Dario.”
Below- View Two as we walked around but you can’t see the equipment- I Iike the photo better as it shows more of the location and the passerby checking out what it happening to the fountain.
Here you can see the Salzburger Dom cathedral
Sparkling and colorful, glowing and shimmering. Beautiful display with candlelight throughout the show.
Thanks for the cool suggestion to head to the Phipps Conservatory after dinner, V. The Winter Lights Garden was magical on this cold and clear winter night, with the moon peeking through. A great train display too, but not many pics of it. We had fun. xxoo
One more gallery of New York City. I’ve been home a week.
By looking at the photographs, I’m still enjoying the time I had with my sister.
I was a tourist for sure!
the crowd at Rockefeller Center last Sunday
Another Killer Heel in a Store Window
People like to photograph the Christmas windows.
Market in Grand Central
The train display at the Transit Museum in Grand Central
Transit Museum Train Display
“This week’s photo challenge is about perspective: post a photo which is not what it seems to be.”
Game Pieces– by Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulis, and Roger White
Public Art in front of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building.
Me and my sister in Philadelphia
I was sifting through old photographs on one of the snow days. You know those awful albums with the adhesive on the pages to stick the photos to the page?
Found this shot I took (film) of my son Mark (he’ll be 38 in May) and noticed the random dad taking a family photograph.
And inspired by Toying With Thread crochet blog by Stef- it’s the new year – I created Teenagers Knit Blog and the first post is up today if you have time to check it out.
My son Mark drove me and my sister downtown so Mary could catch a 1:10 AM bus to DC to visit some friends. We’ve had a nice couple of weeks together, first in New York City and then with the family in Columbus.
After we dropped her at the Greyhound station, he drove me around the downtown area so I could get a few nighttime shots of the city. The Ohio Statehouse- just a bit of it as I shot it from the car window. Had the 70-200mm Canon L series lens on the camera. I should have gotten out of the car but we were on our way to take Mary. I had envisioned flags flying as they had been the last time we drove by in the daytime, but not even a breeze.
Ohio Statehouse (Greek Revival) Built 1839-1861
Christopher Columbus in front of City Hall- a 3-ton bronze statue- Uncrated Oct 10, 1955 A gift from Genoa
LeVeque Tower- second tallest building- Art Deco with red white and blue lights on it tonight for the upcoming Fourth of July
The Palace Theatre
(You hear about “noise” in a photograph. This is a fine example of “noise”)
The Santa Maria in Battelle Riverfront Park on the Scioto River
City buses lined up headed north
Thanks Mark for the just past midnight tour of Columbus downtown.