It's been a while since I used the old Minolta MC 50mm, but it's much lighter than the Sigma so I took it on my walk today. As it's a lens from the 1970s, It's definitely not in the same league of quality, but something about the way it renders jives with the broken-down streets and alleys of Bloomfield.
Industry in Lawrenceville. We stopped here on our way downtown to see the last opera of the season, Philip Glass's Orphee. It was a little cool outside, but that didn't stop me from ordering the saison on the menu: Green Flash Saison Diego. Four stars.
The Industry Smokestack: Bulleit Rye smoked over cherry wood.
After Industry we stopped for one more drink at one of the best secrets in Pittsburgh: Maggie's Farm Rum, way off the beaten path on the back roads of the strip. Kendra and Garret discovered this place thanks to the brilliant marketing strategy: Rum for Sale.
The rum old fashioned or the corn'n'oil would be my recommendation. I'd never really considered myself a rum enthusiast, but this place just might change my mind.
Of course the opera was the main event, but I'll discuss that in more detail soon.
A few outtakes from Pittsburgh and Winchester.