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  1. Running a Bar

    Snapshot Title: Running a Bar
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Book store shelves
    Image Owner: Stoney Vintson



    Description:

    Really? They have a dummies book on running a bar? It almost seems like a spoof.



  2. Jellies

    Snapshot Title: Jellies
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Biscuiterie Dandoy
    Image Owner: Paul Marnef



    Description:

    I suspect these are fruity jelly candies. Sure look tasty..



  3. Molds

    Snapshot Title: Molds
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Biscuiterie Dandoy
    Image Owner: Paul Marnef



    Description:

    Are these used for making some of the larger cookies?



  4. Almond cookies

    Snapshot Title: Almond cookies
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Biscuiterie Dandoy
    Image Owner: Paul Marnef



    Description:

    Literally translated, the sign says Almond Bread, but these are crunchy cookies with sliced almonds in them. Yum. Many other offerings in this store also contain almond - can you find some of them?



  5. Speculaas

    Snapshot Title: Speculaas
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Biscuiterie Dandoy
    Image Owner: Paul Marnef



    Description:

    Speculaas or speculoos cookies are a favorite in Belgium. I'm not sure what's in them (ginger, or cinnamon perhaps) but these hard cookies taste amazing when dipped in coffee.



  6. Thanks!

    Snapshot Title: Thanks!
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: The Gates-Hillman Complex Newell-Simon, and Wean
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Thank you for making this building happen!



  7. Face

    Snapshot Title: Face
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Tamgaly, Kazakhstan
    Image Owner: Michael Frachetti



    Description:

    Is that a carved face?



  8. Petra

    Snapshot Title: Petra
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Carnegie Music Hall during FOFS reception
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    The ancient city of Petra in Jordan. See full size at:

    gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=6792



  9. Trying to save a species

    Snapshot Title: Trying to save a species
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Carnegie Music Hall during FOFS reception
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Read about Richard's research trying to save a native Hawaiian plant species from extinction. You can see the gigapan to the right of the image in full size at:
    gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=...



  10. Sheila Fine and Alex Smith

    Snapshot Title: Sheila Fine and Alex Smith
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Sheila Fine speaks with Alex Smith about his gigapans.



  11. Milt Fine

    Snapshot Title: Milt Fine
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Head of the Fine Foundation, generous sponsor of our event.



  12. 3 chandeliers and a reflection

    Snapshot Title: 3 chandeliers and a reflection
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    I love the chandeliers hanging from the ceiling of the hall.



  13. Drs. Kristen and Colin

    Snapshot Title: Drs. Kristen and Colin
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Carnegie Mellon University 2009 Commencement
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Baker



    Description:

    Congratulations to you both!



  14. Spirit

    Snapshot Title: Spirit
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Saturday opening
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Can you guess which team won team spirit?



  15. Irish

    Snapshot Title: Irish
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Alliance Selection
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Great timing with the costume



  16. We the people

    Snapshot Title: We the people
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address by David Bergman
    Image Owner: David Bergman



    Description:



  17. Presidents' row

    Snapshot Title: Presidents' row
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address by David Bergman
    Image Owner: David Bergman



    Description:

    Bill, Hillary, George, Barbara, and is that Jimmy Carter in the hat? Kinda hard to tell.



  18. W

    Snapshot Title: W
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address by David Bergman
    Image Owner: David Bergman



    Description:

    That's a priceless expression...



  19. Sout pole base

    Snapshot Title: Sout pole base
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: The Arrival of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Company to the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    It amazes me that there's such a huge presence at the south pole. Then again, it's warmer there than in Minnesota right now...:-)



  20. Old Heinz Factory

    Snapshot Title: Old Heinz Factory
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Arcena Street in Pittsburgh's Hill District
    Image Owner: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy



    Description:

    The old heinz factory has been converted into luxury lofts.



  21. To be demolished

    Snapshot Title: To be demolished
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Murray Ave and Forward Ave intersection
    Image Owner: Robert Duda



    Description:

    This building, along with Poli's and the Squirrel Hill theatre will be demolished to make way for a nine story hotel/condo building.

    I just hope they figure out how to make traffic at this insane i...



  22. Christmas tree

    Snapshot Title: Christmas tree
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Pittsburgh at Night
    Image Owner: John Cattley



    Description:

    This used to be an old navy store - what is it now?



  23. The house

    Snapshot Title: The house
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: The Barringers
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Here's their house



  24. Almost finished

    Snapshot Title: Almost finished
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Gates Center under construction
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    With the underlying steel skeleton anyhow. Set to open in about a year.



  25. CMU

    Snapshot Title: CMU
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Oakland from the Panther Hollow Bridge
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    The chimney at Hammerschlag hall is just visible through the trees



  26. Oakland

    Snapshot Title: Oakland
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Oakland from the Panther Hollow Bridge
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Most of these buildings are part of the University of Pittsburgh



  27. Rainbow

    Snapshot Title: Rainbow
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Pittsburgh's Point
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Who says you can't find the beginning of a rainbow?



  28. Fellow panoramist

    Snapshot Title: Fellow panoramist
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Pittsburgh's Point
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    He has an analog camera that takes a panorama in a second by rotating the lens 180 degrees - pretty cool. Had also played with the gigapan through the digital imagers group.



  29. South side

    Snapshot Title: South side
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Pittsburgh from the Top of the Monongahela incline
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Great restaurants and night life are located across the river from downtown.



  30. Banking and Health Care

    Snapshot Title: Banking and Health Care
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Pittsburgh from Grandview Park
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Two pillars of Pittsburgh's economy.



  31. The point

    Snapshot Title: The point
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Pittsburgh from Grandview Park
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    And the pink colored fountain



  32. Yup

    Snapshot Title: Yup
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: The Mon
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Cathedral of learning, visible from maybe 6 of the 8 panoramas I took this day



  33. Newest addition

    Snapshot Title: Newest addition
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: The Mon
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    They're still adding buildings to this development area



  34. USX Steel Tower

    Snapshot Title: USX Steel Tower
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Pittsburgh through the trees
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Now occupied mostly by UPMC (a hospital and insurance organization)



  35. Phipps

    Snapshot Title: Phipps
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Schenley Park
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    This is the new addition to the Phipps conservatory - it's a beautiful space.



  36. Peekaboo

    Snapshot Title: Peekaboo
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Schenley Park
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Visible from most place in Pittsburgh...



  37. Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Bridge
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Panther Hollow bridge
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    There's a little bridge under the big one



  38. Field of Green

    Snapshot Title: Field of Green
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Panther Hollow bridge
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    Good lighting here



  39. One atom

    Snapshot Title: One atom
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Atomium at 50 years old
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    The balls have recently been outfitted with lights and blink at night - it's pretty cool.



  40. Reflection

    Snapshot Title: Reflection
    Taken by: Tom Lauwers

    Image: Atomium at 50 years old
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    You can see the rest of the atomium in blurry vision



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