Saturday, September 25, 2010

CMU and Pittsburgh

Some pictures around Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Get, Set, Go!

Sky is the limit!

The Randy Pausch memorial bridge. I was looking forward to this one actually. If you don't know about Randy Pausch, check this video.

Mini-castle like houses! You can see the European influences all around.

Churches all around! I am not sure if this is common in Pittsburgh, or something to do with the place (around CMU), but there were lots and lots of churches (normal church, Korean church, Unitarian church, and many more)... All these in 20 mins of walking distance! I might missed many other churches too. Probably the area is just a church area :)

Food! There are actually very good restaurants around. I had a good food time :) I would recommend to try restaurants there, they were pretty good.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Igor in JFK

I was going to Pittsburgh for a conference and had a 3 hour wait at JFK. At first I was trying to do some work and later thought I should take some photographs. I was hunting for interesting subjects and shoe polishing caught my eyes! In that process I met an immigrant from Ukraine, Igor Sauchuk, a shoe polisher at first sight, but a very talented individual. He wrote a book, Only About The Love Of God and captured many of his adventurous experiences in a professional quality video (created in Ukraine). It was an unique experience to meet Igor. We were hoping to get some customers so that I can take photographs of shoe polishing, but it ended up being some waiting pictures :-) Enjoy!
Update: 2010-10-10: I went to NYC and was coming back from JFK and met Igor again! This time with a customer :-) Few photos added in the end.

Updated: 2010-10-10

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rochester Farmer's Market

I discovered this place after 3 years living in Rochester! If you live around Rochester, you should check this out! You can get homegrown, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables!

In case you don't know about this, according to City of Rochester's website: "With a resounding 2,400-vote margin over its nearest competitor, the Rochester Public Market won the 2010 America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest, with over 5,200 votes. " Don't miss the best farmer's market in the country!

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