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

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Incline Operator

Meet Chuck Wise.  He says his job has its “ups and downs.”  You can find him on youtube he told me!    Thanks for the tour, Chuck.  I was showing fellow blogger Vastly Curious around the Burgh Wednesday night, all the fine sights (  the city view on Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington)

Brrrr it was windy out on the platform.

Churck Wise (like the potato chip he reminded me so I’d spell his name right) has been operating the incline for about 15 years, just as his Great Grandfather did.

He graciously allowed me to photograph and blog him.. Thanks Chuck.

Chuck Wise in door 003

Opened to Public: May 20, 1877
Cost to Build: $47,000
Length of Track: 794 feet
Elevation: 400 feet
Grade: 30.5 degrees
Speed: 6 miles per hour
Passenger: Capacity 18 per car
Chuck Wise on Controls 002
Incline 007
Incline 004
Incline 006

Photography Show Opening Tuesday Night at 7

If you are in town (Pittsburgh), hope you will stop in to Tula Organic Salon and Spa  and see my photographs which will be displayed all of August.

 The opening is Tuesday July 31st at 7PM.  2629 Murray Avenue- a few doors up from the old Poli’s restaurant.

I think some of the evites went directly to spam.  You can see the work whenever the salon is open.

HOURS:

 

Sun closed
Mon closed
Tue 10AM-6PM
Wed 12PM-8PM
Thu 12PM-8PM
Fri 10AM-5PM
Sat 10AM-4PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve seen part of this photo- the header on the blog.  I am titling it POSTCARD.  The rest of the images will be online soon so out-of-towers and bloggers can view the show on the computer.  Looking forward to seeing some of you Tuesday evening.


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