"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Built in 1870 – Oldest Continuously Operating Incline

Could be a shot for contrast as well. A spot of  color on a dull day. The Monongahela Incline. View from West Carson Street.

16 responses

  1. Love the slant of the first photo.


    March 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

  2. Reblogged this on Cbcburke9's Blog.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

  3. Great pair of photos, Ruth. This must’ve been a marvel when it first began operation. I wonder how many of these are still working here in the US?

    March 13, 2012 at 12:25 am

  4. It reminds me of the Funicular in Quebec City… I guess that is French for cable railway. It is always fun to ride up .

    March 13, 2012 at 12:58 am

  5. Great photos! I like the dash of vertigo in the first one.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:00 am

  6. Sue Reinfeld

    great angle

    March 13, 2012 at 7:28 am

  7. was this the first public transportation?

    March 13, 2012 at 7:53 am

  8. Sonel

    Wow! Stunning shots Ruth! :)

    March 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

  9. I never see that view, great photos!

    March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  10. thirdhandart

    Great photos Ruth! It might be a dull day, but at least the grass is greening up nicely. And, the Monongahela Incline is an awesome subject.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  11. awesome pics!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

  12. Erica Wells

    Esp. love the first shot! strange futuristic bugs in both! :-)

    March 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

  13. The second one fascinated me, especially these little pines…. you captured such amazing composition. Thank you dear Ruth, with my love, nia

    March 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

  14. What a great reminder of the Petrin Funicular Train in Prague. It opened in 1891.

    March 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  15. I love the angles! I rode on one of these somewhere in Europe… can’t remember where??

    March 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

  16. That’s pretty darn cool.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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