Monday, March 17, 2008

770 Miles. In Three Days.

That's right! One helloffaa Road Trip is what you get.

I'm pretty sleepy already so I'll be sadly making this post short. We (Shrek + me) rented a car and drove all the way up north to Pittsburgh this weekend. We had friends who are currently at the Carnegie Mellon University, so accomodation was no problemo. I've never been to CMU before so just visiting the place was an experience itself. It easily gives you a feeling of standing on sacred ground. And the place looks steeped in heritage and history. Simply brilliant. Oh, and the Pittsburgh University's Cathedral of Learning is just like Minas Tirith! Sweet.

Next up was a visit to the Andy Warhol museum. Ron Mueck sculptures were so scary and yet beautiful at the same time. Nice Experience. Saturday evening was the big event. The Bon Jovi concert at the Mellon Arena. Daughtry opened for them and man, I really like them now! The stage and the whole setup was brilliant. My first indoor concert. Bon Jovi rocked the house that night and we couldn't help jumping of our seats for his biggest hits. Richie Sambora take a bow!

On Sunday we drove further north to Cleveland, Ohio. To the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Brilliant experience again. Located at the shore of Lake Erie, now frozen due to the winter, and just next to the Browns stadium, the Cleveland NFL team's home, the sight was almost unreal. The Rock n Roll hall of fame had some great exibits, especially the latest one on the Doors. The Pink Floyd props just made my day. Seeing all the artifacts they had in the place just blows you away. Real-life outfits and belongings of artists ranging from Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix to MJ and Madonna. The museum has a great store too, and I ended up blowing quite a bit of cash here.

We returned back today morning, tired from all the travel and lack of sleep. Yeah, and a lot of wrong exits too :) Here's some pics from the trip!

@CMU: Rise to the Top

Just the frozen Lake Erie and me.

Downtown Pittsburgh.

I love this pic - the Cleveland Browns stadium is in the background.

The men, the machine, and the map :)

The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.

PS: Three of the above pics have been taken by my teammate, Shrenik, who's one of the most amazing photographers I've seen (ahem, ahem..I'm doing major advertising here Skrek!). To see more of his pics, goto his flickr photoblog.


Payyan said...

nice not into any of these things that u hav written...manushyanmaarkku manassilaakinna enthenkilum ezhuthedaaa... :)

stan_da_man said...

@payyan: hee hee, sorry da...wat to do..ingane aayee poyi living in inhuman conditions u see :P noticed that u have a new blog - didnt get much time but it looked very good da..will be back to read more! keep it going! :)

Amogh said...

u dint say anything about my superb cooking skills :(

stan_da_man said...

@amogh: ooops! i forgot!!! me sooo sorry...hehe...alright, will dedicate a post to ur cooking next time k? :)

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john kitchen said...

beautiful pictures.. wish i could be there....

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