Tugboats and Barges in Daylight

Neville Island.  Shot Saturday during the retirement party at a friend’s home along the Ohio River.

Maybe you saw yesterday’s night photography of the barges and tugboats. Those were taken handheld with Canon 24-70 L series lens.  The reflection of the lights on the dark river at night are more dramatic but the daylight shots taken with the Canon 70-200 L series let you see the details and appreciate the size of the vessels. They move at a fast clip.

IMG_0511IMG_0518IMG_0520IMG_0523IMG_0522IMG_0525IMG_0513IMG_0515IMG_0534NIghtfall.  The bonfire.

 

 

Being a tourist in my own city

 

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.IMG_9946Me 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.

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taken as I exited the bus, with his gracious permission.

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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

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IMG_9977Mayor Caligiuri by Robert Berks 1990

 

 

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Cathedral of Learning   University of Pittsburgh

 

I rejoined the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland

 

 

Crabcake and Slaw lunch at the Union Grill

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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.

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Steve and I  took a ride up to Shadyside later to see the vintage cars but it was raining

 

 

 

Wanderlust: Weekly Photo Challenge

David W of WordPress asks-

  “Have you traveled anywhere exciting lately? This week, let’s see where you’ve been.”

Wanderlust

noun

1.a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

I have to admit- sometimes I ‘ve a strong urge to be a homebody, too. 
This seems an easy challenge as I’ve been home for a week and a day, having just returned from Zagreb, Croatia.
Photos ftom Texas, Arizona, Washington, Alaska, Florida, New York City and then home again to Pittsburgh

The Schuylkill

 

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The Schuylkill River. Philadelphia.

On my way back to Pittsburgh from New York after a nice Thanksgiving holiday with the family.

Here’s a shot taken Monday through a train window- #43 The Pennsylvanian – as we crossed over both the river and the Schuylkill  Expressway.

My parents lived in Philadelphia 12 years but I lived there for only one of those years. A flood of nostalgia as the train rolled  into Philly.

There are interesting place names (how about Wissahickon?) you don’t find anywhere else in the country. The river and expressway name always was hard for me to spell correctly. It’s that extra “L” in there. Turns out it’s a Dutch word meaning “hidden or skulking creek”

Sea Planes in Anchorage

We’re checked in a hotel near the airport.

Across the street are seaplanes, moored at the edge of a lake.

They have a distinct sound as they take off and land, Mary said like angry bees. Just the word pontoons seems exotic. They’ll ask your weight if you fly in one.

There are a lot of these planes, all colors.

Farewell Alaska tomorrow.

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Count the Places You See Numbers

Count the places you see numbers. 

Numbers tell time

numbers on clock

Reading Terminal Philadelphia

Numbers keep score

IMG_0031LazerKraze Columbus Ohio

 

Numbers on a bus, train, trolley or flight numberIMG_8462

Numbers to phone

 

Numbers to remember

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Numbers to celebrate

Numbers  identify players and participants

Numbers for weight and price per item or pound

 

Numbers determine which lane you swim in and times determine which ribbon or medal you receive

 

Numbers from another time, WW2, a ration book

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Numbers to playIMG_0863

Numbers found in odd places

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