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Another Photo Giveaway!

The details of the December 2018 photo print giveaway from Take Back Roads

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Skeletons in the Basement at Sedlec Ossuary – Prague’s Famous Bone Church

  Sedlec Ossuary – Prague’s Bone Church Just over an hour east of the Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague lies one of the more unusual memorials that you may ever encounter:   a massive ossuary (a repository for bones, or bone church) in the basement of a small Catholic cathedral.  Tucked away behind a stuccoed brick… Continue reading Skeletons in the Basement at Sedlec Ossuary – Prague’s Famous Bone Church

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Astrophotography 3 … Part 2: The Actual Photoblog

In the final installment of the Astrophotography series, we get to read about and see the culmination of our extraordinary wild camping experience in California.

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Astrophotography 3: Mountainside Camping in Big Sur

This is a blog about an experience that wasn’t supposed to happen. The plan for our California Roadtrip was to arrive in San Francisco on Saturday night, spend Sunday exploring the city, then Dirk and I would part ways on Monday morning – I would fly home to Pittsburgh, and he would drive to Reno to work… Continue reading Astrophotography 3: Mountainside Camping in Big Sur

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The Truth about Riding Motorcycles

This blog was prompted, believe it or not, by a troll commenting on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook page.  This fellow was egging on Harley riders by posting pictures of his lime-green sport bike and boasting about how it outperformed Harley bikes in every way imaginable:  better acceleration, better handling, better brakes… on and on. He might well… Continue reading The Truth about Riding Motorcycles

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Astrophotography 2: A Million Lights in the Darkness

Several pictures of a lot of stars, virtually all from one of my favorite nights from the camping trip out west.

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Squirrel Hill – an eclectic Pittsburgh neighborhood

Squirrel Hill is a thriving Pittsburgh neighborhood, bursting at the seams with shops & restaurants to invite you in and keep you busy all day long!

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Astrophotography: Shots of the Moon, Stars, and Milky Way

The first installment in a series of posts filled with pictures of the stars, moon, and galaxies, taken during our recent road trip through California.