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… and environs.

16 Jan 2013

The day after my birthday, Dan and I decided to drive out to Butler, a town about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh that was once an important stop along the coal/steel industry route.  The day was perfectly overcast — good for photos! — and after we busted our guts at the Monroe Hotel for lunch, we parked the car and wandered around with the cameras.  Or rather, I wandered around, while Dan walked a few paces behind, amused at my excitement.

Afterwards, on the drive back into Pittsburgh, Dan took us on a detour to see some towns along the Ohio River.  We headed north towards New Brighton, a wee place along the Beaver River (a tributary of the Ohio) with a wide, gorgeous main street, full of two- and three-story brick storefronts.  The sun was just about to set at this point, so I took the last few shots I could with 100-speed film, and then we headed home, with the Ravens-Broncos game playing quietly on the car radio.  A great afternoon, and — if I do say so myself — with some pretty nice photographs to show for it.

And of course, a ruin for the ruinista:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 16 Jan 2013 6:25 pm

    Hong-An, Love your photos. I can’t think of why i’ve never visited your blog before, but I like it a lot.

  2. 17 Jan 2013 3:38 am

    I’ve been a been a big fan for a while Hong-An, you really have a great eye for photos!

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