The Beautiful Picture Thread (56k Warning)

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  1. AnonymousOne

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    I suppose it's time to liven things back up now that the board is back up and running.

    So here's the premise ... Post pics of things you find beautiful. Seeing as how this is not in the adult section try and keep things PG-13. Landscape pictures, people, events, whatever. Let's see them.

    I'll start us off with:
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    Roaring Run Falls about a 20 minute drive from home.
     
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    Good idea, A1. We took a lot of pictures on our recent trip to LA and here are a few of the prettiest ones.

    A view of the mountains from my mom's house.

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    Laguna Beach

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    Me and my grandmother

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    Best painting I've ever seen. I guess this would be included under "Events"??

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    This is a picture I took last winter. It really stunned me when I uploaded it to my computer and saw how in focus it was and how you can actually see the snow crystals on the one side melting, and the other side you see the white snow flakes. Pretty damn cool, in my opinion.
     
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    After a rainstorm here on campus.
     
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    Good God that looks phenomenal. I don't think it wouldn't look as good if the light was turned off, though. That bright spot draws your eye and it flows with the rest of it.

    That's a framable wall picture, imo.
     
  6. AnonymousOne

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    Here's the other one.
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  7. Bluesy

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    Wow, such gorgeous pictures. I haven't got half the talent of the rest of you, so I'll share some pics from a local photographer:

    Pittsburgh at night

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    The old Kaufmann's department store clock (famous local landmark and meeting place for downtown shoppers)

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    Benedum Center wall (cultural events venue)

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    Benedum Center ceiling

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    And since winter is almost officially upon us, a couple of cuties in the snow courtesy of Cuteoverload.com

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  8. AnonymousOne

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    I love that picture of Pitt at night.
     
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    I can't tell you how many times I've driven over that bridge. The sight of the city all lit up at night brings tears to my eyes. (Yes, I am a sentimental sap about my beloved city :eek: )
     
  10. Bella

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    Great idea!!

    This is my favorite place; it's also home!
    ~Bella

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  11. HerHubby

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    For some reason I had thought that you lived in eastern Pennsylvania! Oh well! I do suspect that you are NOT Amish! Ha, ha!

    I flew over Pittsburgh in an airliner once. Walked through the airport, changed planes and went on to a wedding in Youngstown, Ohio where I was supposed to be part of the wedding party. I was full of lime daquiris, at the time, so it's kind of a fuzzy memory. Have to go there and see it again someday. I've been intrigued with the tall building called, I think, "the Cathedral of Learning" at the University of Pittsburgh. Got any pictures of that?
     
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    Great pictures A1!! Your college ought to buy those from you and use them in their publications!
     
  13. AnonymousOne

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    Thanks HH. Here's one of a Nags Head Sunset taken over the summer when I drove down there for a friend's wedding. God I love this Photo.

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    my best friend......beautiful! :)
     

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    nice pics, I'll add some later.
     
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    Ha ha ha. *ahem*

    Well, I swiped a couple off the 'net for you.

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    And a little blurb on the cathedral:

    When the University of Pittsburgh's Chancellor John G. Bowman had the 42-story Cathedral of Learning built in the 1920s and 1930s, he invited the ethnic groups of Pittsburgh to participate in a novel way: by sponsoring and building classrooms that represent their cultures at their highest level of achievement in authentic styles and materials.

    Committees of dedicated volunteers for each of the original Nationality Rooms raised money to pay for these unique contributions to a university they hoped would someday educate their children and grandchildren. Help came from overseas as word spread about these rooms and some governments even provided architects, artists, and materials to make certain their rooms were of the highest quailty and authentic to their traditions.

    Nineteen rooms were completed between 1938 and 1957 -- they surround the Commons Room on the Cathedral's first floor. Seven more rooms were dedicated between 1987 and 2000. Four more are in the proposal stage. The newer rooms are being built on the third floor. All are symbols of the cultural diversity of our region and the richness that every culture contributes to the mix.

    List of current rooms:
    Chinese Classroom
    Czechoslovak Classroom
    English Classroom
    French Classroom
    German Classroom
    Greek Classroom
    Hungarian Classroom
    Indian Classroom
    Irish Classroom
    Italian Classroom
    Lithuanian Classroom
    Norwegian Classroom
    Polish Classroom
    Romanian Classroom
    Russian Classroom
    Scottish Classroom
    Swedish Classroom
    Syria-Lebanon Room
    Yugoslav Classroom
    Early American Room
    African Heritage Classroom
    Armenian Classroom
    Austrian Nationality Room
    Israel Heritage Classroom
    Japanese Nationality Room
    Ukrainian Classroom
     
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    [BANANA]This is the best thread ever![/BANANA]​
     
  18. AnonymousOne

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    *bows*
     
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    Bluesy, thanks for the wonderful pictures of Pittsburgh and especially of the Cathedral of Learning!!! Thanks for the information about the Cathedral of Learning, too! That's fascinating! I am a history buff and architecture buff, as well as a beautiful picture buff, so I agree that this is the BEST thread ever!! A1, I think that you oughta become a professional photographer when you graduate! You is GOOD, Dude! Got an artist's eye!
     
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