Carrie Furnace Reflection in the Monongahela River

With the sun sinking as I was headed to Swissvale to deliver Girl Scout cookies for Anna, I saw Carrie Furnace and the river in a warm glow.  I pulled into the Rivers of Steel parking lot and got out of the car and photographed a few  shots of the reflection.  And then I saw the full moon in the frame!  Good to return to a location shot before and to try to capture a different light and scene. No barge today. A travel channel video on the history and a tour of Carrie Furnace is here.  The autumn view is here.

17 thoughts on “Carrie Furnace Reflection in the Monongahela River

    • Thanks for sharing your photos Francine. I have never been in the place but hope to in the future. Maybe you can come with me and show me the highlights.

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  1. Isn’t this close to the Homestead labyrinth? …. also “maintained” by Rivers of Steel.” I’ll have to find out where they are located!

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  2. You captured the beautiful light perfectly Ruth! Carrie Furnace is a little like some of the old barns that I’ve been photographing… they’re remnants of a rich history left to decay in the fields.

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  3. Thank you so much for capturing and sharing part of Pittsburgh’s history. I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s car and seeing how the Homestead Works just lite up the city as we drove home from my Grandma’s. I really enjoyed the video website. Thanks so much.

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