Flutterbye

Yesterday I published Pirate Butterfly. Anytime I photography animals or sports I try to take some shots with slow shutter speeds to capture the movement of the scene. In the image “the High Heat” I try to capture the movement of the Pitcher as an example. Yesterday I published “Pirate Butterfly” speaking of baseball but was also intrigued by the movement of the wings and the stillness of the antennae.

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Flutterby

Flutterby

Pirate Butterfly

We have been trying to sell our Pocono Mountain home and return to our hometown of Pittsburgh for over a year. We recently spent a couple of days there seeing relatives on our way back from Chicago. We have been getting more showings and the market may be picking up. This butterfly came to visit yesterday and I am hoping it is a omen…ya know, BLACK and GOLD…Pirates…Steelers….Penguins!

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Pirate Butterfly

Pirate Butterfly

The Gandy Dancer Saloon Pittsburgh

The Gandy Dancer in Pittsburgh is a premier saloon attached to The Grand Concourse Restaurant. Both are situated in the former Train Station
of the the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) was first chartered and in 1877 with a rail line connecting Pittsburgh to Youngstown. In 1879, the P&LE officially opened for commercial traffic and later became known as the Little Giant for the amount of tonnage that it moved. In 1976, the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation developed the site as a mixed-use historic adaptive reuse development and the train station was converted.

They serve wonderful food and cocktails in an atmosphere that takes you back to another era. The trains still run along the river and the restaurant offers a view of Pittsburgh across the Monongahela River.

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The Gandy Dancer Saloon

The Gandy Dancer Saloon

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Not Arabian Sunset

When I took this picture I imagined I was in some Arabian Knight’s tale. The outline of the moorish style resort at Rancho Mirage in the desert sun took me to a completely different place.

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A Non Arabian Night

A Non Arabian Night

Attention to Detail

One of the most interesting things about visiting the ancient Mayan sites in the Yucatan was seeing their incredible attention to detail. Along the walls of the “ball court” there were incredible engravings like this which detailed the rules of the game.

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Ball court rules

Ball court rules

Goal!

When touring Chichén Itzá in the Yucatan before visiting the pyramids you stop at a long field. This is known as The ball field . They would play a soccer type of game in which they would kick a small ball through this goal. The goal sits atop a stone wall that is easily 20 feet high.

I have tried to visualize how they did this and still can’t quite comprehend it. The rubber type ball is about the size of a softball and the goal is not much bigger!

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Goal!

Goal!

Wet Bottom Dinning

I said yesterday, the Endless Pool was a wonderful resort perk. I also love the swim up bar. It’s great to sit at the bar and suck down a Pina Colada or stroll through the pool drink in hand. However in my opinion the greatness of this idea to me is ruined by people sitting in their bathing suits munching on Tacos or Burgers. I can’t fathom it. I mean the pool is great but for gosh sakes take a couple of minutes, get out of the sun and have a great lunch and keep your french fries outta my pool!

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Wet Bottom Dinning

Wet Bottom Dinning