Weathered Gallery

Krista Stevens at WordPress challenged bloggers to show the effects of time and the elements in a post – weatheredimg_8034

Okanogan WA

Berlin Germany

 

New York City Playground

 

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Near Roanoke VA

 

Berlin Germany

 

Gainesville FL

snow covered car

Columbus OH

Millvale PA

 

Pittsburgh PA

Penn Avenue Pittsburgh PA

Children’s Museum Pittsburgh 

Home

Lawrenceville PA

Zagreb Croatia

 

 

Near Okanogan WA

Mallott WA

Uncle Frank’s Low Rider 1963 Impala

Uncle Frank gets a lot of satisfaction  from restoring vintage cars,

He is a grand master of restoration.

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He was showing Michael and Jack how the car lowered down

 

 

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Here is Uncle Frank with his latest acquisition- 1963 Chevy

 

IMG_2940You’ve seen this one before on the blog

https://rutheh.com/2011/09/16/uncle-frank-put-the-engine-in-the-1953-chevy/

https://rutheh.com/2013/08/28/remember-uncle-franks-53-chevy/

See his 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria

https://rutheh.com/2014/11/08/uncle-franks-and-aunt-lindas-new-car-1953-ford-crestline-victoria-v8/

And  his 1933 Plymouth

https://rutheh.com/2011/06/05/uncle-frank-drove-his-1933-plymouth-to-pick-up-the-bride-today-6-images/

 

IMG_2928Popsicles from Uncle Franks for the cousins who visited Archie’s Garage this afternoon.

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Green Things

 

Green things.

It’s been a fun week of colorful collages.

Once I got started it was hard to stop.

A lot of response was generated by the different colors and it’s made me see the trend in my photography, color wise, what I’m drawn to….besides the human element.  The clothes we choose, our dishes, the bed linens and artwork which surround us in our lives. Many have commented on which color is their favorite.

Right now everywhere I look it is green green green   We’ve had a lot of rain.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Uncle Frank’s (and Aunt Linda’s) “New” Car- 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria V8

It’s registered in her name.  In fact, if I got the story right, Aunt Linda is the one who negotiated and bought this beauty at a car show in Ohio.

What a jewel.  Look at the pristine condition.

1953 Ford Crestline Victoria V8- 1953 was the 50th anniversary of Ford, I read.  “Power steering and power brakes were being added to this line”.

This model is a year younger than me!

I was up in the neighborhood Friday night and I called and asked if they were eating supper.  “Not yet”, said Uncle Frank.

So I went to photograph the car but alas, it’s in the garage as it’s getting to be winter weather here.

And it was suppertime.  I did get a few detail shots inside the garage. A big pot of vegetable soup was shared with me and Steve and as I drove us home, I promptly forgot all the little details about the car and should have written them down.

Thank goodness Linda had a photo . Here is the photo that Aunt Linda took of the new aquisition. She calls the color salmon.

Aunt Linda's Photo of Ford Crestline Vcitoria V8

Aunt Linda had photographed the car another day and was able to  send it to me via her phone right then and there.

Originally posted in 2011.  Uncle Frank with his 1955 Ford Pickup – see the new engine in gallery above

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P.S.

Not Jay Leno yet but here is Uncle Frank with his 1933 Plymouth on a different 2011 blog post that still gets a lot of hits,

Report from Okanogan WA from My Sister- Guest Blog

My sister’s visiting our brother in Okanogan WA and has sent a few pics from her phone. It’s considered “high desert”.

I wish I were with them.

Here are bins of firewood, stacked, ready to burn to keep warm this winter

bins of wood

The other day she sent a pic of these delicious peaches

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And when they take the dogs for a walk, they see some old vehiclesIMG_5374

like a car graveyard

abandoned cars

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