Picture taking in Pittsburgh

I've been admiring these trees at CMU for awhile, but never thought to look closely at them until I saw a student taking this picture. Of course, I had to stop and look, even with the rain and darkness.

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Sometimes Pittsburgh is just as beautiful as a garden in Japan.

Looking in the other direction there is a huge construction project to fix the sculpture, Walking to the Sky, which had evidently been threatening to take off. I missed a wonderful picture (another image for my museum of pictures I wish I had taken) last Thursday with all of these cranes and another machine emitting a cloud of steam. My excuse was rain. Here's one I took earlier in the week.

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Here are a few more shots from around the 'burgh, because I like their geometry or their weirdness.

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There is something surreal about that school bus. It's actually parked at the top of a parking lot, but it took me a while to figure it out.

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My second favorite place in Pittsburgh, under the convention center. I've never seen the lights on before.