Water lilies at the Phipps Conservatory

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If you are just as curious as I was about whether water lilies at the Phipps Conservatory aquatic garden are blooming or not, here’s your answer.

終於在徹底搬家之前等到Phipps的睡蓮。

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Good-bye, Easy Mt. Washington Sunrise

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The sunrise last Saturday was not all that glamorous. Yet it was the last day that I was able to get up early and easily make it to Mount Washington by myself before I end the lease of my Shadyside apartment and completely move out of the city. That milestone status makes this morning trip blog-worthy.

上星期六的日出其實沒什麼厲害的,但這是我最後一天可以自己早起輕鬆上華盛頓山,接下來就要徹底搬離城市,沒有Shadyside的小公寓了。所以雖然日出不精彩,還是值得紀念。

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Winter Light Garden at Phipps Conservatory

After shooting damselflies at the lily pond and the butterfly exhibition at the Phipps Conservatory last summer, I wanted to visit their winter lights show.

去年夏天第一次去Phipps溫室植物園,拍了外面池塘的豆娘展覽的蝴蝶,決定今年冬天要去看他們的燈。

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Wafels & Dinges: flaky paradise of Speculoos and Nutella 紐約比利時鬆餅餐車

It’s been six years since Wafels & Dinges was founded. I missed it every time I was in town──either their food trucks were nowhere near me or I was standing right in front of a waffle truck while being way too full to have even one bite. When I saw the Wafels & Dinges truck across the street from Lincoln Center right after we checked in, my eyes widened with sparkles just like when the Ice Age saber-toothed squirrel sees an acorn. What a lucky start of our trip!

Wafels and Dinges都開店六年了,每次在紐約都錯過,要嘛就是他們的餐車離我太遙遠,不然就是站在鬆餅車前面但飽到一口也吃不下。這次剛到旅館放下行李一出來就在林肯中心對街看到Wafels & Dinges餐車!簡直跟冰原歷險記的松鼠看到橡栗一樣!

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Macarons from Gaby et Jules

A French patisserie opened in Squirrel Hill. They sell macarons and their chef used to work for Ladurée and Fauchon in France. I had to check it out.

松鼠丘新開了一家法式蛋糕店,賣馬卡龍,師傅以前在法國的Ladurée和Fauchon工作過,豈不是應該要去試試看。

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Lily Pond at the Phipps Conservatory

I meant to make another trip in summer to the outdoor lily pond at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden but never got a chance. This outdoor pond is one of the most photogenic places in Phipps or in Schenley Park. This pond is located in Schenley Park outside of the greenhouse. No admission is needed.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Post-Game Fireworks from Mount Washington

Pittsburgh Pirates fireworks

So, I bought my first camera about three months ago. I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I enjoy taking pictures. This is my little fireworks shooting journal. Maybe it would provide some background for people who are new to the area or traveling here and plan on shooting or watching Pittsburgh Pirates post-game fireworks; maybe some photographer passing by would tell me, okay very cute for trying, but you should do xyz.

我大概三個月前買了人生第一台單眼,現在還是個跟它不太熟、很不懂攝影的狀態,所以這篇其實比較像學習心得兼檢討,還有說不定可以讓人生地不熟的人們或新手參考一下要去哪看匹茲堡海盜隊賽後煙火,或者路過的攝影師可以來指點一下。

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