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

Steel Mill at Night on the Monongahela River

Some things draw you in.  I returned to West Mifflin to see if I could get the mill in sharper focus.  The atmosphere affects the smoke coming out of the smokestacks. I got out of the car this time.  Once the trees are in full leaf it will be harder to get the entire scene.

11 responses

  1. Dorothy

    This is fascinating–so much to see.
    Yes, much clearer than the other one
    but I wrote a poem about the other one because…..
    (I’ll tell you sometime)
    Now, we need one in daylight for comparison.


    April 14, 2010 at 8:25 am

  2. Laura

    looks like Willy Wonka


    April 14, 2010 at 8:35 am

  3. Joyce

    Thanks again for bringing back memories.


    April 14, 2010 at 8:46 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    i’m narrating a book for the library called the Point of Pittsburgh and this is the vision i get when reading about the steel mills and other industries that formed Pittsburgh


    April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

  5. Marlene

    I use to love standing on my back porch and look down at the mill at night. Also in the summer I loved hearing the sounds of Kennywood.


    April 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

  6. Linda E

    This looks like an archive photo. My thoughts were: maybe the mill we be no more soon and that shot is a one that we could show our great grandchildren when we explain about the mills, unions, sweat, and tears that were a big part of Western PA. Thanks.


    April 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm

  7. Toni

    Beautiful picture!
    When I taught at Burgwin School – I used to drive down Hazelwood Avenue to Second Avenue some mornings. I stopped at a bakery on Second Avenue to bring goodies for school – that’s when a bakery was still there! I would see the mills all fired up, and things felt so alive and productive. It was always a sight to see!!! Of course – that was a morning view. Night view is gorgeous!


    April 17, 2010 at 6:57 am

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  9. Paul Meese

    The night shot is soooo dramatic, compared to the day photo. Both remind me of “old Pittsburgh” which is a good thing.


    December 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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