Quest – Top of William Penn

Living in Philadelphia, PA for some 60+ years, I had never been at the top of our City Hall to get a birds eye view of William Penn. The photo at the top of William Penn turned out too dark so I changed it to a  sepia tone to try to lighten it up. The other photos are views from the top.




View from other side of tower.



View of the Parkway to the Art Museum


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Look Up – Black Cube-Like Building

I snapped this picture when I was in San Francisco for a library convention. I was using my iPhone and couldn’t find a spot to get the whole building. It is the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Libeskind – designed cultural Center. This link will show the whole building and information on the center. [6-28-2015]

black building

Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

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ROY Bi BIV #2 Pride Week in San Francisco

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “ROY G. BIV.

I am catching up with posting since I was away for a week. I happened to be in San Francisco for a library convention and it was also Pride Week and thought I’d share these  pictures. It was very exciting since the day before was the Supreme court ruling on gay marriage.

This one is a flag hanging outside a hotel.

RainbowThese two were floats from the parade. I didn’t  crop them because I thought the architecture of the buildings was pretty cool.


Shadowed – Weekly Photo

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”

I think I missed on this one. I forgot it was suppose to be “not the obvious shot.” I was just excited to see a shadow I would have not thought of taking before.  I might have gone back to taking a picture of my dogs. [laughing]

Foucault's Pendulum

At the Franklin Institute

From the Institutes sign:

Why is it Important: In 1851, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault proved that the Earth turns using a pendulum like this one.

What would you see if you stood here all day? At 9:30 am the museum starts the pendulum swinging in a North-South direction. During the day the pendulum knocks down a peg every 20-25 minutes, making it to change direction. By 5pm half of the pegs have fallen.

What’s going on? The fact that the Earth is spinning and the pendulum is swinging creates this interesting effect.

Yellow – As a forgotten holiday color.

One of the daily post suggested pictures of Yellow to show other colors during the Holiday. My choices just popped out. It just took this long to get back to posting.  Here are my two photos. The picture on the right is our a rendition of our college flame. The inside is red. The other of course is a local public library.yellowflame

A local library

A local library

Glass and Inside-Out Window

Since I started this Photo 101 I have been thinking about taking pictures when I go someplace. At a retirement party at Rosemont College, Rosemont Pa I took these pictures of the ceiling and window of the main house built in 1891.

The full picture of the stain glass ceiling did not turn out as I had expected, so here is a thumbnail.

Rosemont College window_rosemontRosemont ceiling

After I read the window or glass assignment I looked around work to take a picture of the outside campus. Taking this picture I noticed I could see the girls in the library on the first floor through the reflection. I was on the second floor. In the reflection you can see the 2nd floor railing and the first floor where the girl is in the red sweater. She is not behind me, but in a study room to the southeast area.  Although the picture is not that great I liked how it turned out. Here it is.


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Architecture and Landmark

I have added this picture of the bridge at night with the lights lite up. I had to borrow my daughters camera to shoot this and using a tripod. F11 1 sec ISO1600


My reason for playing catch up–my daughter who has two boy, 5 & 3, just gave birth to a little girl. We are so happy for her family. The boys even wanted a baby sister, but no one knew until the happy event.

When I saw architecture this morning, I thought it would be a good idea to for the landmark picture I never posted. Here is the East Falls bridge. The first picture I took was just a regular shot. The second one, to be honest, I must have hit a setting on my new phone cause I think it really came out nice. I will have to try to recreate that. **

The last picture is a photograph of the art/iron work of the design on the bridge and

Here is some information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Falls Bridge is a steel Pratt truss bridge that spans the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. It connects Kelly (formerly East River) Drive at Calumet Street with Martin Luther King, Jr. (formerly West River) Drive at Neill Drive. It replaced a wooden covered bridge at the same site.

The 556-foot-long (169 m) bridge, with stone masonry abutments and two stone masonry piers, with three Pratt-type pin-connected trusses, was built in 1894–1895 at a cost of $262,000 by Filbert Porter & Co. under the direction of Chief Engineer George Smedley Webster (1855–1931) of the Philadelphia Department of Public Works and James H. Windrim, director of the Department of Public Works. The bridge was designed as a double-decker bridge, but the upper deck was never built for lack of funds. The bridge carries two lanes of vehicular traffic on a 26-foot-wide (7.9 m) roadway, with 7-foot (2.1 m) sidewalks on either side, for a total width of 40 feet (12 m).



Drawing– Copyright by artist.

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