Descent-the action of moving downward, dropping or falling

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DESCENT

Lots of images came to mind.

The trick was digging around in the files and finding what I was envisioning for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent created by Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress.   Her example was excellent.

Here is my gallery of descent.

bride on staircase
Classic Bride Jessica descends spiral staircase at Mexican War Streets on the North Side, Pittsburgh
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The Duquesne Incline in descent
descent log ferris wheel
Idlewild Ferris Wheel ready to make descent

descent airplane

Jet Blue making descent to Baltimore July 2014

descent truck

How I love being the passenger with a camera in hand. My DIL was driving.

Low clouds and a truck making descent in WV enroute to Hardy VA

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Down the slide at Idlewild Park -Michael, Erika and Maura

descent log slide

Grandson Jack coming down the Giant Slide at Idlewild Park

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Mark climbing the deer stand in Centerline OHio

10-7-19 edit   Looks like Ascent or ascending on the above photo   Who knows what I was thinking or maybe he was climbing down?

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Some random Skycoaster riders at Kennywood. Lots of screams

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Anna coming down off the obstacle course at the Ohio State Fair

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Anna diving into the pool at a swim meet. Descending into the water.

City Sidewalks Pittsburgh

from a previous post – City Sidewalk -paper street steps- 2010 Garfield when I taught at Fort Pitt School

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Grandson Michael in the log flume at Idlewild Park making their rapid descent

Eighty Years Ago

 

This morning, when I heard today’s date, I realized it was on this day, eighty years ago, that my parents married. (Well I had a bit of help as my friend counted the decades by tens.)Although they passed away in 2000 and 2002 I was thinking about their wedding day all those years ago.

Durand Illinois. August 28, 1939. Not sure who took this home movie but here are a few shots from the screen. Roy Joseph Hendricks and Marian Van Sickle and family members in photos below.



Cee’s Black and White Challenge

I’ve followed Cee’s blogposts for tears https://ceenphotography.com/2019/05/16/cbw-hands-feet-or-paws/ Click to see her gallery of Black and White photos with Gsnds or Feet or Paws.

Her photography is excellent- she inspires the blogging community, and compiles links of host challenges created by other bloggers all over the world. When WordPress stopped the Weekly Photo Challenges feature, Cee’s challenges (Oddball, Flower and B & W  to name a few) prompt thousands of posts around the Internet.

Cee’s colorful Flower posts have always cheered me on many a gray winter day.

Cee visits my blog, clicks the like button and leaves a good word for me.

Then on another blog-Lingering Visions– I read the posted photo was prompted by Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. Hands feet or paws. Both bloggers prompted me to post my Hands, Feet or Paws photo.

This 2016 wedding pic, taken in Austin Texas, (thank you Anna, Aric and Champ) has both hands and paws

As His Parents Left For a Wedding

Charlie (3 1/2) watched Laura and James pull out of the driveway and head to a family wedding last Friday the 27th. Mary and I stayed and played with Charlie.

He didn’t cry. Penny watched by his side.

I’ve posted similar pictures of the same scene. You wonder what’s going through his mind. A little wave.

Artist Bill Pfahl’s Paintings in Ohio

Looking around the walls of Mark and Erika’s home, I see several paintings by Pittsburgh artist William Pfahl.

He has a painting on the wall of the Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office, too. 

Here is the latest addition to their collection of Bill Pfahl’s art.

St. Boniface on Northside where Anna, Michael and Jack were baptized Immaculate Heart of Mary – Mark and Erika’s Wedding.

August 17, 2002. Polish Hill Central Catholic High School- Mark class of ’94

View from the Quad

Here’s a photo I took at Bill’s art show in Sharpsburg.

And here is he is painting the 16th Street Bridge

Bill was part of the People at Work Show at Panza Gallery July 2018

Here is his palette 

thanks Bill for commemorating the important Pittsburgh landmarks that mean so much to Mark and Erika and their children.

Icelandic Bride

Although I’m back home in Pittsburgh, I saw this elegant bride in Reykavik on Saturday night. I’d just taken a photo of a dress in a window and walked while becoming wet in the sleeting cold rain. Just felt magical to see her. I hope she doesn’t mind .

Berlin Bride and Groom

A rainy Sunday afternoon -Museum Island. A bride and groom were being photographed, as I was making my way to see the ancient bust of Nefertiti at the Neues Museum. One of the five museums on Museuminsel- Museum Island.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_Island

A Wish for Every Happiness

A wish for every happiness, always.

Cheers to the newly married royal couple.

Love one another is the perfect theme for the world.

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Today I saw my parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary (1939-89) champagne flutes in Mark and Erika’s China cabinet. Mark and Erika (2002) and Laura and James (2011) both used these flutes at their weddings.

I had set the alarm this morning for five AM but Grandma Mar woke up before then and texted me upstairs. We’re here together this weekend, watching the grandkids. We woke up the girls and they made it down to the couch. They fell back asleep, snuggled in blankets until we woke them up when the bride arrived at Windsor Castle.

 

 

 

 

 

Friends I know were watching snd texting from Florida and Pennsylvania. It was a very happy day. Wishing Harry and Meghan a long and happy life together.