October 15, 2020
October 16, 2020
In 2011 I posted about the City Sidewalk Stairs. And again in July 2018
”Pittsburgh has more public staircases (800+) than any city in the United States. The City’s steps connect communities and provide residents access to transit and other amenities” http://pittsburghpa.gov/
Garfield The Steps to Ft. Pitt School
Sidewalks can be steps, too.
Book by Bob Regan Photos by Tim Fabian
Pittsburgh topography requires innovation- how to get from the bottom of a hill to the top. And in 2010 the snow covered stairs students climbed to Ft. Pitt School.
Author Martin Aurand’s book describes the formation of the topography of Pittsburgh’s hills and valleys. The Spectator and the Topographical City examines Pittsburgh’s built environment as it relates to the city’s unique topography. Martin Aurand explores the conditions present in the natural landscape that led to the creation of architectural forms; man’s response to an unruly terrain of hills, hollows, and rivers. From its origins as a frontier fortification to its heyday of industrial expansion; through eras of City Beautiful planning and urban Renaissance to today’s vision of a green sustainable city; Pittsburgh has offered environmental and architectural experiences unlike any other place.”
A reblog from June 12, 2014
Here is the delight of the day- (Stef!)
A monumental sculpture by J Seward Johnson has been at PPG Place for “about four days”, the guard said.
But don’t worry. The giant dancers will be in place until October.
Dancing at Bougival (painted in 1883 by Pierre A. Renoir ) is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Note: August 2020. This post inspired after seeing Pittsburgh Artist Jack Puglisi ‘s Pointillist work “The Dance” from his MASTERWORKS series – remembered I had photographed this sculpture in 2014.
Earlier this week- Heinz History Center and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden.
Laura and Charlie and I enjoyed visiting a couple of Pittsburgh’s highlights while James attended a conference.
We are fortunate there is so much to do in the city.
There’s a stop light at the end of the bridge. When it was red, this was my vantage point of the city. Then I was joined by the silver car in the left lane.
(My Six Word Saturday see Debbie Smyth’s Travel With Intent blog)