Borra caves…a risk worth taking – YCP Hoina 2013

Click this link Borra caves…a risk worth taking – YCP Hoina 2013. and read about a monkey guarded cave in India!

~P.

What is Service Learning in India

Journal Prompt: What is Service Learning in India?

I’ve come to realize there is no specific definition for service learning in India. This course has taught me that in another country one must be prepared for anything. While at HOINA, we have been asked to do a number of tasks. These range from fun activities such as playing board games or on the playground with the children, to studying with them, crafts, correcting their behavior, and setting an example for them. While not required, it is strongly encouraged to attend prayer time and church. We also have been asked to help chop vegetables in the kitchen, sand and paint the playground equipment and fence around the property and white wash a school in the local village. There is rarely a dull moment around here.

This is all a labor of love, just like the work that is performed at the U.S. HOINA office. Actually, if you look at this as having paid tuition to take this trip, we are paying to do work. Fyfe made a point that the work we do could easily be done by hiring a laborer for less than $5 a day. We all would have saved $3,595 had we just each pitched in $5, but that’s not what this course is about. We came here to learn from the service we provide and to touch the lives of children we never would have met otherwise. These children and this organization have really touched my life. While I sit here and write, the little girl I sponsor, Gaya, is sitting a stone’s throw away, happy to just be nearby while I do my homework. She is making a “gimp chain” for her book bag. It’s plastic string woven together into a key chain or a pull for a zipper, something the girl’s from York College taught them how to do; such a simple activity that keeps the children busy and entertained for essentially pennies. Forever we have made an imprint on the children at HOINA and in return, they have done the same for us. That is service learning.

Geetha and her gimp cord

Geetha and her gimp cord

I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything,

~P.

The Art of Carol Prusa~Liminal Worlds

York College hosted the art of Carol Prusa in the Cora Miller Gallery in Wolf Hall. Prusa is from Chicago originally but now lives in Southern Florida.

Prusa’s work takes about 80 hours for the small hemispheres and upwards of 700 hours on the large pieces.  Her work is a combination of intricate painting with fiber optic light technology and even Ipods, are breath-taking with the amazing detail.  Photos do not do her art justice, but I tried to capture the detail through my lens.

Click on the first photo to best enjoy Prusa’s work.

Hanging Round Wolf


My day started in Humanities, but ended in Wolf.  Photos by Pattie Crider  Girlboxer1970

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How to rock a Mixed Media project

Pattie Crider

WRT 320

Re-Mix Project

September 24, 2013

 

Knowledge Made New

 

            Re-mixing is the art of taking what already exists and making it new. The amount of change or addition to an established piece of work can vary from using a small portion, to a complete change to the entire piece of work, or any variation of the two examples. Re-mixing is the art of changing another author’s work.

For my re-mix project, I took the work of The New Book of Knowledge, prints collected in the photography lab at York College of Pennsylvania that would have otherwise been discarded, and a sheet of poster board that was an abandoned project of an 8-year-old.  These three properties of my project were all created by other people.

First, I paged through the encyclopedias looking for topics that interested me.  I began cutting out quotes, pictures and words and making a pile of pieces I might use.  To make the overall look more appealing, I used scissors that cut unique patterns and applied the same process to a selection from the hundreds of photos created by fellow students.  My thought process was to make a connection of some type between the outdated encyclopedia texts and the newly created photos as a new way to consume knowledge. At this point, I wasn’t positive how this would all tie together, but as the creator, I went on instinct and hoped for the best.

 

I only had one Smirnoff in the fridge, so it                      no influence my project.

I only had one Smirnoff in the fridge, so it no influence my project.

 

My dog was nosy and not helpful as he                     walked over my materials.

My dog was nosy and not helpful as he walked over my materials.

I sat at the empty spot on my living room floor and began placing my materials from the pile onto the poster board.

I sat at the empty spot on my living room floor and began placing my materials from the pile onto the poster board.

The first, and the most important line of Manovich’s text, Who is the Author, is “New media culture brings with it a number of new models of authorship which all involve different forms of collaboration.” My project fit his thesis as it grew, piece by piece. I tried to determine a theme for the photos when I realized the theme was, a new media look at knowledge, specifically, The New Book of Knowledge, encyclopedias. I chose, perhaps subconsciously, to use the rocket-like artwork on the poster as my background of the body of a tree.

Bottom Half

Bottom Half

With imagination, this work can be interpreted in endless ways. My specific interpretation is a mix of reality and fantasy, supported with quotes of historical meaning. At the base of the work, roots and death, real and imagined, are grounded. An audience is presented in consumption of performances. A young man surrounded by vegetables, a young boy with imagination spurting from his head through a rainbow while his accomplices pass gas (nuclear bomb) in the face of a centaur and to the far right, a recipe for “Heavenly Hash” by the graveyard while ladies perform musical numbers on the world’s stage…surreal.

Top Half

Top Half

The top piece of my work represents knowledge being shared with others.  The tree is metaphoric in expanding and touching the lives of all people, from those that served time in the service, defending their country and often losing their lives, to students learning or enjoying the material items life has to offer.  Again, my humor urged me to place hamburger above the ladies enjoying the nude presentation of a sculpture and to place a consumer product like Jello, as the base of the skate-boarding rubber duck.  In the center, the arms of the performer expand into a tree (cut from the cover of the encyclopedia) and a fox; the expansion of knowledge through performance is crafty, like that of a fox.  The old versus new technology is represented in the young lady facing an antiquated television and phone.  Around this lady’s neck are headphones that connect to current technology that allows for television and music entertainment on a cellular phone…surreal.

The Crown

The Crown

The crown to this mixed-media mash-up, is made of the front cover of one encyclopedia and the binding cover of three, to form the “holding piece” of a new form of media knowledge.  From the base of the tree a diver is frozen in space, destined to portray people’s desire to be informed by all means of media available to them.  The addition of media re-mixes allows the logic in previous work to be explored in a new form continually expanding the wealth of knowledge to those that choose to explore examples of new media forms.

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Full Size

Middle Close-up

Middle Close-up

York PA Vintage Postcards

I love postcards…the older the better.  Here is just a small selection of post cards I’ve found featuring York County, PA.  Click on the first thumbnail to open gallery.  Enjoy!  ~P.

Inner Harbor MD Made My Feet Swell

A day in Inner Harbor with my camera, three bottles of water and a ham sandwich was my goal.  During the drive I decided to stop at Hunt Valley and take the light rail.  I hadn’t been on the light rail in years, and never with the thought to just jump off at any stop to take pictures.  This is why I love solo adventures.  I can be completely unpredictable, and I don’t mind.

"Welcome" said the invisible operator.

“Welcome” said the invisible operator.

Get your ticket from Girlboxer

Get your ticket from Girlboxer

Solo Ride

Solo Ride

I paid the $2.20 student fare, excited to get this journey moving forward.  A young man was walking through aisle, picking up litter.  There really wasn’t much to pick up.  I asked him how long until the train leaves and he said there was a 15 minute lay-over.  So much for getting back on the move.  Why not entertain myself with taking photos?

To view the thumbnails at full size and for best quality, click the first and a gallery will open.

I hopped off at a random stop.  The old Fire House caught my eye.  The building beside the fire house had a strange, art-deco look.  It didn’t exactly fit in with the rest of the architecture.  I loved the iron-work on the bridge.

From the train windows, this abandoned building caught my eye, but I didn’t check it out.

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Inner Harbor 052 Inner Harbor 053I missed the Camden Yards train stop because I was texting Dale.  I was happy to walk for a bit before getting to the Harbor.  The light fixtures, stained glass windows and mailboxes are always an interest to me.

My first view of Inner Harbor.  Nice cop car--Maryland cops must not eat donuts.

My first view of Inner Harbor. Nice cop car–Maryland cops must not eat donuts.

I was just beginning my walk, making it to the harbor around 1 PM.  It was a hive of activity but not so packed I couldn’t move around and take leisurely photos.

The harbor in three shots

The harbor in three shots

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This marble rolled around on the fountain.

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RANDOM PHOTOS OF PEOPLE AND THINGS

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I Heart Inner Harbor Maryland

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The U.S.S. Constellation

 “In 1968, the ship was moved to the inner harbor where she served as the centerpiece of the city’s revitalization effort. Lack of maintenance funds, however, led to significant dry rot over the next two decades, resulting in a 36-inch hog in her keel and severely damaged her structural integrity.

In 1994, her rigging was removed and she was closed to the public. A new Constellation Foundation raised the funds needed for a major renovation project and the repaired sloop-of-war returned to her permanent berth in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on 2 July 1999.”  http://www.historicships.org

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Constellation 1797

Currently under construction is a monument in memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City.

Piece of the Twin Towers and future memorial sight in Baltimore.

Piece of the Twin Towers and future memorial sight in Baltimore.

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Plaque in front of Barnes & Noble

Plaque in front of Barnes & Noble

When Lightship 116 “Chesapeake” was completed in 1930, she was among the most modern and capable ships in use with the US Lighthouse Service.

Built in 1930

1930

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Chesapeake 2013

 The ship was equipped with two 5,000-pound mushroom anchors (one main and a spare) designed to hold her on station in all but the roughest weather.

The ship was equipped with two 5,000-pound mushroom anchors (one main and a spare)                                                designed to hold her on station in all but the roughest weather.

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Beautiful View

Beautiful View

Crab art

Crab art

Hard Rock Cafe stair rails.

Hard Rock Cafe stair rails.

Phillip's Restaurant

Phillip’s Restaurant

Baltimore Pumping Station

Baltimore Pumping Station

This building was just beautiful.  Amazingly, it was built to house shit.  Baaaahahahaha!  Go figure.  I rang the buzzer and some employees answered the door.  I asked if I could come in and take pictures.  They asked why and I said I thought it would make for good photographs.  That was good enough for them and they were happy to have a distraction from the shit…I mean their work.

Outside the Sewage Pumping Station

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Love these old time lights

Love these old time lights

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The US Coast Guard Cutter TANEY

“Commissioned on 24 October 1936, TANEY was first home ported in Honolulu, Hawaii, where, until the outbreak of World War II, she interdicted opium smugglers and carried out search and rescue duties from the Hawaiian Islands through the central Pacific Ocean. On 7 December 1986, after more than 50 years of continuous service, TANEY was decommissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia, and donated to the City of Baltimore to serve as a memorial and museum.” http://www.historicships.org/taney.html

Taney 1930's

Taney 1930’s

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Many mini doors in Baltimore

Many mini doors in Baltimore

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Columbus Monument

The USS Torsk

“Commissioned on 16 December 1944, USS TORSK was built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was one of only ten Tench Class fleet type submarines to see service in World War II. Decommissioned on 4 March 1968, with an impressive record of over 10,600 career dives, TORSK arrived in Baltimore to serve as a museum and memorial in 1972.”

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2013

2013

1944

1944

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The Star Spangled Flag House and Museum

I came across The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and it seemed deserted.  I gave myself a personal tour and took pictures without having to fight a tour group.  I copied this information from their website.  Entry is $8 but yesterday for me, it was free.

“Here, you’ll step into living history as you meet Mary Pickersgill, the spirited woman who made the flag. You’ll learn first-hand from Mary, her family and friends what life was like in the 19th century and your kids can take part in activities that let them experience it for themselves. And you can do it all in a half day, with little strain on your entertainment budget.” http://www.flaghouse.org

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Saint Anthony Mosaic

Saint Anthony Mosaic

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Beer on the go

Beer on the go

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Who wants to clean windows?

Who wants to clean windows?

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Pirates of the Harbor

Pirates of the Harbor

Cleaner of the Harbor

Cleaner of the Harbor

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Guess where I ate.

Guess where I ate.

Bird blends in but lacks the proper uniform.

Bird blends in but lacks the proper uniform.

I came across several abandoned buildings during my endless walk.  Most were secure and I couldn’t get in and they had the windows covered in paper.  One was not secure so I just walked in, but it wasn’t that exciting and there were no steps to the basement.  The second set of photos is of a bar that looks like it had been abandoned but is being renovated.  I’d like to go back when it’s complete!

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This pet will be easy to locate in case of fire.

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This church was right behind the dilapidated store front building.  Quite the contrast.
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I ended my day hanging out at Patterson Park with my friend, Steve, and his daughters.  They live nearby and Steve was happy to come give me a guided tour of the enormous park.  There was a man-made lake, open for fishing and wildlife.  Trails for people jogging, biking or walking dogs.  The coolest thing at Patterson Park was The Pagoda building.

“The Pagoda, originally known as the Observatory, was designed in 1890 by Charles H. Latrobe, then Superintendent of Parks.  While known as the Pagoda because of its oriental architectural appearance, the design was intended to reflect the bold Victorian style of the day. From the top of the tower one can view downtown, Baltimore’s many neighborhoods, the Patapsco River, the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry.  Over time and due to natural decay, vandalism, and lack of maintenance funds, the Pagoda was closed to the public in 1951 when the first of a series of partial renovations was attempted. At one point demolition was proposed as an option, but thankfully the 1998 Master Plan for Patterson Park called for the complete restoration of the Pagoda.” (http://pattersonpark.com/places-in-the-park/pagoda/)

The Pagoda 2013

The Pagoda 2013

“On Hampstead Hill, the ridge where the Pagoda now stands, Baltimoreans rallied on September 12, 1814 to protect the city from the threat of a British invasion. By water, British troops entered the Patapsco River and bombarded Fort McHenry. By land, they amassed forces at North Point. As they marched on to Baltimore and looked up to Hampstead Hill they saw Rodger’s Bastion – including 100 cannons and 20,000 troops. This sight led the British to return to their ships and leave the Port of Baltimore.” (http://pattersonpark.com)

Now I wouldn't have thought of using the fountain in this matter...

Now I wouldn’t have thought of using the fountain in this matter…

My guides

My guides

Unlike Philadelphia, PA, Marylanders are not welcome to swim in the fountains.

Unlike Philadelphia, PA, Marylanders are not welcome to swim in the fountains.

Small but mighty

Small but mighty

As the day became night, I wrapped up taking a few last pictures before Steve dropped me off safely at the Light Rail to head back home.  By the end of this day trip, my feet were in agony and my toes felt like over-filled sausages.  I couldn’t wait to get home and kick off my sneakers!

The edge of the water was disgusting.

The edge of the water was disgusting.

The tracks back home

The tracks back home

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Old water fountain

Old water fountain

albino!

albino!

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A great day in Baltimore, Maryland!  I like to move around town as much as possible.  ~P.

The Barn at 1655 Poplars Rd Dover, PA

Dale and I were out yard saling again Saturday.  He looks for broken computers and I look for history.

It was rainy on and off, not prime weather for yard sales.  One that was open rain or shine was at Al Budrow’s home on Poplars Road.  He recently moved to Dover after buying the property from Dallas Weigle, descendant of the founder of Weiglestown.  Al said he bought the house because he fell in love with the barn.  I asked permission to photo the barn and he was happy to oblige.  It was Al’s yard sale that I bought prints of historic York and about 500 copies of newspapers also from York, and to my surprise,  a few from New York and Philadelphia, all dating in the mid 1960’s.

Enjoy the photo gallery of Al’s barn.  For more photos of Dover, PA visit my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/YouKnowYoureFromDoverPaWhen

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  ~P.

Click the first thumbnail to enjoy the photo gallery!

York PA photographs

Tesla and I had a pleasant day in York!  Click on the first thumbnail to best enjoy the photo gallery.  ~P.

Want to view more pictures of York County?  Check out the links below!  Thanks for stopping by my blog!  ~P.

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