Pripyat Kids Camp

During our trip to Chernobyl, we got a chance to visit this children’s summer camp outside of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.  Like everything in the Zone, mother nature is taking over.  There is something beautiful about this scene, in a sad way.

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JuJu

On this Friday night, I have a photo of JuJu Smith-Schuster for you.  I took this a few weeks ago when the Steelers were playing the Seahawks.  JuJu is about the only star offensive player the Steelers have left at this point.  James Conner is a good player, but I don’t think he has reached star status yet…..  Have a great weekend.

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Arches

Blair and I went to this spot after listening to a presentation by Trey Ratcliff a few months ago.  I posted a photo of this building back then, but sort of forgot about the rest of them until tonight.  So, now you get another (belated) Pennsylvanian building photo.  I love this part of this building.  Anyone know what this architectural feature is called?

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New York Times

We had a great trip to NYC in August.  MJ and I explored parts of the city we’ve missed in past visits.  But one of our routine stops is always Gray Papaya Hot Dogs.  Close to the mid-town location is the New York Times building.  I’ve never really paid much attention to it in the past.  It’s simple, clean, beautiful!!

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Rulolph's Injury

It was a scary scene at Heinz Field yesterday, when Mason Rudolph was knocked unconscious by Baltimore Raven’s Earl Thomas II.  Thankfully Mason only suffered from a concussion (which is serious) and didn’t have a critical life-threatening injury. 

I was moved by how much Mason’s team members cared about his situation.  Below are a series of photos documenting the aftermath of the hit.  I hope Mason has a speedy recovery.

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Team members helping him to the tunnel

Team members helping him to the tunnel

Climbing on the cart in the tunnel to be taken for medical evaluation.

Climbing on the cart in the tunnel to be taken for medical evaluation.

Abandoned Detroit

I don’t remember which factory building this photo came from.  I’ve visited so many, they blur together….  I loved the reflection in the standing water. 

By the way, I’m sorry I’ve been absent from my blog and social media.  Life has just been very busy, but I won’t bore you with that.  Enjoy tonight’s photo and have a great Friday tomorrow.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

I don’t know about anyone else, but I think Washington DC is a beautiful city filled with history, culture and patriotic symbols.  I always enjoy walking around the monuments and buildings by myself at night.  During my last trip, I spent some time capturing a ton of images around this beautiful architectural marvel.

 

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The Season of Frustration

I captured this photo of Ben Roethlisberger at the beginning of the 3rd quarter following his injury.  The beginning of the season hasn’t started very well for the Steelers with Ben’s injury, Conor’s injury, two early losses and a bunch of tough games coming up.  No wonder, Ben looks so depressed in this photo. 

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Russell Wilson

It was a nice weather day at the stadium today.  The home crowd didn’t get the win they wanted, but the game was entertaining.  This was my first time covering the Seahawks.  It was fun seeing them up close and watching Russell Wilson ( @dangerusswilson ) do his thing.

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Abandoned China Factory

It’s been a long week, do you agree?  I also have a busy weekend planned, what about you?  I hope you enjoy your weekend and upcoming week.

Tonight’s photo is from an abandoned china factory outside of Pittsburgh.  I loved the standing water in this area and the effect it has in this photo.

 

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Never Forget!!

We’ve been to the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan, but we haven’t visited the Flight 93 Memorial, which is an hour from our house…. until recently.  It was pretty incredible and worth the visit.  It’s a nice tribute to the innocent lives lost on that flight and an emotional time.  I’m always touched by these moments and memories. 

This is a photo I took of the memory wall inside the Flight 93 Memorial Museum.  It lists every individual who died at the Twin Towers, Pentagon and on Flight 93…

 

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