Duquesne Incline Still in Service

Public transportation still running in the city.

Photographed Tuesday morning from the Duquesne Incline Platform. No one else was there

I’d seen the fog over city as I crossed Liberty Bridge. It had lifted when I arrived after my drive.

I’d gotten the call that my iPad was ready for pick up after being repaired. It’s been there for weeks.  To get it or not was the question.  I paid over the phone and only Shannon was there working as they Tastar Data Systems opened Tuesday morning at 9. I debated whether I should drive over to Library Road or not but decided to have the iPad at home in my possession again. Face timing family and friends.

Sheltering in place makes you appreciate what one took for granted before. Running errands.

 Our three rivers.

Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet at the Point to form the Ohio River.

FountainLight and BoatLight Where the Three Rivers Meet

From my archives

St. Mary of the Mount in the upper right, the arch of the Ft. Pitt Bridge, a line of lights along Grandview Avenue to the towerlight on the left.

The Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet at the Point – the third river The Ohio

Becky B continues to inspire #Januarylight posts across the blogosphere with her challenge.

Pittsburgh City Lights on the Allegheny

Becky B’s Square Light Challenge continues to inspire January’s photographs.

A bit of fog added to the mood on the swollen river, seeping over the wall.

Bridge Lights on the Allegheny River

Here’s my Square Light Challenge response today. Bridge Lights reflected in the foggy Allegheny River and lights along the River Walk.

West End Bridge and foggy Allegheny River

See Becky’s stunning starlights on her January challenge blog post. 

Pittsburgh Monday Night Football

The evening felt like summer, this last night of September. Steve and I had a great time thanks to my son sharing his season tickets with us. The city skyline so colorful and bright against the dark sky.  It sure gets darker earlier and the game didn’t start until 8:15 so definitely Monday Night Football. 

It was a good game for the Steelers as they were 0 and 3.

Tonight’s score    Pittsburgh Steelers-27      Cincinnati Bengals-3

At halftime we saw the four inductees  of the class of 2019 being inducted into the Pittsburgh Hall of Honor — Elbie Nickel (his son was there to represent his deceased father) , Larry Brown, Bill Cowher and Hines Ward.  #86 got the loudest cheers.

 

A blimp overhead as we walked over Roberto Clemente Bridge to Heinz Field


A sliver of a new moon in the sky 

Boats moored on the Allegheny River edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two levels of fancy suites.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bronze tribute to Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception .

 

 

 

Honus Wagner Statue guards PNC Park until next Spring’s baseball season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown park has Eyeball Seats by Sculptor Louise Bougeois 


              Fancy crosswalk

 

A favorite parking garage is being demolished.

3500th Blog Post Today

3500th Blog Post Today

Thank you readers and followers and fellow bloggers for hanging in there with me all these years.

I appreciate your looking at the photos (hopefully right side up), clicking the like button and writing comments when you can, even when it’s been a hassle.

Wednesday afternoon view from the Heinz History Center.

It’s Spring Break at Grandma’s House for three of the grandkids.

I am fortunate to live in a city with so much to offer. 

Tower Viewer and Fog on the Allegheny River

This is the view from Butler Street, towards the Highland Park Bridge.  One of the 445 bridges of Pittsburgh.

You can’t see the Allegheny River due to the fog.

The metal view finder is reflecting the street lights.

Did you know the swiveling sightseeing view finder is actually called  TOWER VIEWER – coin operated binoculars ?

Night Lights in the City

Night lights in the city.  Pittsburgh. Sunday night. Taken from the North Shore of the Allegheny.

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Divertido is now in Etna PA

We took a short trip across the Allegheny River tonight to see Divertido’s new location.

357 Butler Street in Etna PA.

A cool gift shop with vintage glassware, Sea Salt Soaps, origami Tyvek wallets, all kinds of jewelry, art books, Swedish dish cloths and unique home decor items are just a sampling. Here’s Mary Ellen thanking us for coming. ❤️