User talk:Nheyob

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Nheyob!

Photographer's Barnstar[edit]

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Having stumbled across your excellent additions to Category:Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany, New York)‎, I perused over here and was extremely impressed with your work. Your photos document extraordinary and beautiful cultural items (and this from an agnostic). Keep uploading! upstateNYer 02:53, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

TUSC token 063ce60f42bfa93e8882d3eb116d5a36[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

St John's, Maria Stein[edit]

Just saw that you'd added a picture to the Wikipedia article for St John's in Delphos. Some time ago, someone asked for an interior photo of St John's in Maria Stein, but I didn't have any. I see that there are several interior photos at Category:Saint John the Baptist Church, Maria Stein, but I'm not sure which one is the best. Would you please pick one and add it to the Wikipedia article? Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 01:24, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliment. Just did it. Does that look OK to you? I did something similar to the article for Immaculate Conception in Celina, OH. Nheyob (talk) 01:36, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I thought the other photos should remain, so I moved them to other sections and kept your additions where they were; they definitely fit best where you put them. Thanks a lot! I've never been in any of these churches (with the exception of St Peter's in Mercer County; my car broke down in the parking lot and the guy mowing the lawn let me into the basement so I could get a drink) and thus have never been able to appreciate what they look like. Nyttend (talk) 02:44, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Any photos of this church?[edit]

Do you have any photos of en:Sacred Heart Catholic Church (McCartyville, Ohio), in the Cross-Tipped Churches region? I drove past it last week and got a photo, but it's nothing special; if you've uploaded one, or if you have one that you're planning to upload, I'll not bother uploading mine. Nyttend (talk) 21:53, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Nope. Maybe I'll get there one of these days.Nheyob (talk) 01:07, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Catholic Cathedrals[edit]

Hello. I see you have taken a lot of very fine photos of Catholic churches in the Midwest and beyond. I'm trying to get photos of all the Catholic cathedrals in the US. They all have articles on Wikipedia now. There are numerous cathedrals in Ohio that need photos (List of cathedrals in Ohio) and I was wondering if in your travels you could help out? There are no photos of St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown and the Eastern Rite cathedrals in Parma and Canton. Not to be a burden, but there are a few other cathedrals in other Midwestern states that are also in need of photos (List of cathedrals in the United States) and if you go through any of those places maybe you could snap of photo of them? I'm hoping to get a few more on the East Coast this year myself. Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. (By the way, your interior photos of St. Patrick's in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are first rate.) Farragutful (talk) 03:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello. I greatly appreciate your recognition. I've admired your photos and categorization work of Catholic churches for some time now. Photographing the cathedrals in Youngstown, Parma, and Canton is a goal of mine, as well as the basilicas in Marietta and Canton. Unfortunately, I've never been to any of these places. I'm fairly opportunistic about the churches I photograph, and rarely go far out of the way to do it. Maybe a road trip is in order. You have my support on this project and I'll do what I can. Nheyob (talk) 13:19, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Photo requests: Dublin, Ohio[edit]

Hi! Do you take photos in the Columbus area? I am interested in somebody getting photos of Dublin and of the Columbus, Ohio Japanese community so the images can be on Wikipedia.

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 15:51, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Yes, I live in that area and take photos there. I don't typically take photos of identifiable people because of privacy concerns, though. What sort of thing did you have in mind?

Nheyob (talk) 15:11, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Orestes Brownson[edit]

Hello Nheyob, you uploaded splendid photos from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Notre Dame, Indiana)! I am looking for one of the grave of Orestes Brownson, which I am informed to be in the crypt of the basilica. Have you got one? Thank you and greetings from Germany! --Rabanus Flavus (talk) 17:52, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Rabanus Flavus, Thank you for your kind words and your interest in my work. I've never been to the crypt of the basilica and I don't have any such photograph. I had never heard of Orestes Brownson until today; thank you for introducing him to me. I'll ask about him if I ever make back there. Nheyob (talk) 02:40, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

In that case - may it be in a year or three -, would you please make a short notice on my talk page? Thank you, --Rabanus Flavus (talk) 02:59, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
That sounds like a plan! I will be happy to do it. Nheyob (talk) 14:48, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Since you seem to be interested in Catholic church buildings all over the world, you might like the en:Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches. In the 1800s, western Ohio and eastern Indiana was heavily settled by German immigrants. In one rural area of Ohio, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood built many Gothic churches on flat landscape. Check it out!
Thanks, I'll look there. - The "plan" is simply reverence for Orestes Brownson. If you read this book of his, you will perhaps understand. Greetings, --Rabanus Flavus (talk) 20:48, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Kihachi photo[edit]

Thank you so much for taking that Kihachi photo! It truly illustrates the Japanese community of Columbus since it also has the Hondas! WhisperToMe (talk) 08:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm glad you're happy. Please don't hesitate if you have any other photo requests.Nheyob (talk) 02:23, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

ideas for additional requests: Dublin, Ohio schools[edit]

Are you interested in getting some photos of schools and libraries in Dublin, Ohio? If so, I have ideas:

As for Worthington area-stuff:

  • Worthington City Schools:
    • Headquarters: 200 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. | Worthington, OH 43085
    • Granby Elementary: 1490 Hard Rd. | Columbus, OH 43235-1992
    • McCord Middle: 1500 Hard Rd. | Columbus, OH 43235-1992
  • Japanese school offices: 450 W.Wilson Bridge Rd. Suite 360 Worthington Ohio 43085 (you can get the exterior building, and if you want you can try to get the office suite inside too)

If you want more I can add more ideas to the list. The main points were to cover Dublin, OH and the Japanese diaspora (the Saturday school holds its classes at Granby and McCord). I don't usually ask for photos of people, but instead of buildings and signs. In many areas the Japanese communities are made up of their institutions so it's important to get those.

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 06:24, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Mexico photos[edit]

Those photos of the churches in Guadalajara are beautiful! Taking pictures of churches, mosques, synagogues, etc. is a good thing!

Do you know anybody who is still in Guadalajara who is interested in adding photos to Wikipedia? There are two I have for that city: the American international school and an airline ticket office:

  • The American School Foundation of Guadalajara (American school/Escuela estadounidense) - Colomos 2100, Circunvalación Americas, 44630 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Delta Air Lines ticket office/Oficina de billetes de Delta Air Lines: DLMR SA DE CV Lopez Cotilla 1701 Col. Americano Guadalajara 44160 Mexico

WhisperToMe (talk) 01:36, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your encouraging comments about my photos! I am uncomfortable taking pictures of schools. I was in Guadalajara on business and I don't have any connections there with anyone interested in Wikipedia. If I run across these places on a future visit, I will take a photo for you. But if I'm going to go out of my way to take photos, it is to be inspired. Sorry, but schools and ticket offices don't do it for me.Nheyob (talk) 23:28, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh, ok. If you don't want to photograph schools I can think of some other things :) - You want sites that have historic beauty and/or religious significance, right? Maybe there are Buddhist, Hindu, and/or Sikh temples in the Columbus area? WhisperToMe (talk) 08:57, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm not opposed to it if they are particularly beautiful or on the NRHP. You may have noticed most of my photos are of Catholic churches. Reasons being...
a) I love the Church. She's been very good to me, and she's the most true and beautiful thing that I know. I want to communicate that somehow.
b) The Church's contribution to the visual imagination is unmatched.
c) Can you think of anything more subversive/counter-cultural? At its best, it's a challenge to every age, government, and culture.
Yes, I think about the liberation Catholicism popular in Latin America that had advocated for the poor. I like the emphasis on community service that the church makes. I have written some articles about Houston churches: en:Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (Houston) and en:Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church as well as one of the schools: en:Our Lady of Guadalupe School (Houston). There are also some articles I wrote about academic books: en:The Church in the Barrio and en:For Faith and Fortune. I also wrote an article on Christianity in Houston: en:Christianity in Houston
As for photo ops, I found out about the Wat Buddhasamakidham: 3296 Watkins Road, Columbus, OH 43207. I think these are pictures of the building.
WhisperToMe (talk) 07:40, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
Hmm... The photos actually seem to show a more ordinary building and this is a 2014 street view. That's too bad... WhisperToMe (talk) 07:46, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

You might find en:Baghdad College interesting too. The Jesuits founded it and it was Iraq's best school. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:17, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Cool! Thanks for sharing!Nheyob (talk) 13:31, 7 May 2015 (UTC)