Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Since most of my photos are nature based, I went back to a super fun trip I took with my friend’s to Pittsburgh almost 2 years ago for some “Street Life”. I went to college in P-Town in the 80’s (where has the time gone??) and it was really great to visit again. It has changed quite a bit. It was much friendlier downtown (dahntahn) and cleaned up quite a bit. The arts are really flourishing everywhere, and on my old street (South Street) it was bumper to bumper with nightlife (young partying people ). Except for the latter, it was really refreshing! Pittsburgh is a great city to visit if you are looking for some urban fun without a really high ticket price. We didn’t get to do half the things I wanted to, so hopefully I go back soon!

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns (part II)

Here is part 2: Photos grouped for their hard lines and coldness. See part 1 for the curvy & patterned photos. ūüėČ

Gimme a P

This is a photo of the PPG Building in Downtown Pittsburgh. I just¬†learned¬†it was finished only a year before I started college there. It is a unique and great building to photograph. I also love it,¬†because¬†they let the design do the talking. I have never forgotten what that building was. I wish more buildings were as exciting. I also wish skyscraper people didn’t feel it necessary to put big, dumb names on them. It ruins the¬†artistic¬†flow.

Here is a shot from afar (notice the dumb bank name on the building next to it):

It’s all Fun and Games (until you have to pay the bill)

I went to Pittsburgh last weekend with 2 awesome friends and it was a photo taking marathon! We each had our SLRs snapping away at everything in sight, and there was so much to see! It was really fun and really beautiful; I can’t wait to go back! I went to school in Pittsburgh, learned a lot, enjoyed a great city. It’s been too long (22 years) so it was great to be back. They have really fixed up a lot of things. We only got to do about 1/10th of what we wanted, but that is fine, it gives me an excuse to go back soon. Too bad boarding (only some) of my pets costs so darn much. Oh well, I get to have that problem, right? If you hover over the photos, there is a description. Good friends, good food, good wine, good art, good sight-seeing= lots of fun and 703 photos taken! Ha ha! I won’t say how many dollars spent, but they were worth it. Yea! And for a really cool finale: Here are some fireworks that we got to enjoy as we drank wine at a restaurant atop Mt. Washington overlooking the Monongahela. They shot them off after the Pirates game from a barge in the Allegheny. Very cool indeed!