When out of town guests visit, it’s an opportunity to be a tourist where you live and appreciate the sights the city has to offer. We parked and went into Heinz Chapel and I’ve been in many times. Each time you enter you think, hmmm I could be in France, the architecture and feeling of the sanctuary is remarkable. Some of the stained glass windows are seven stories high. I learned that they were all designed by a single artist
“The chapel’s 23 windows were designed by Charles Connick and created at his Boston studio. The windows total approximately 4,000 square feet (370 m2) and contain nearly 250,000 pieces of glass. There are 391 identifiable people in the windows, a large supporting cast of anonymous individuals, and an extensive variety of flora and fauna.”
Here are a few examples of some of the windows
Isaac Newton, John Keats, Emily Dickinson William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln and Beethoven to name a few.
Krista Stevens at WordPress creates some interesting photo challenges. This week we’re to show where we live with the theme Tour Guide,
Here’s a Pittsburgh montage. Knowing when to stop digging in the archives is the problem but it’s one AM so we’ll start with this gallery tonight.
If you enter the city from the south- Ft Pitt Tunnel and Bridge this is the view when you emerge from the tunnel,
Duquesne Incline and a view of the city
Statue of beloved Mayor Caliguiri on the steps of the City-County Building
Andy Warhol Museum Detail and the old Lobby
East Liberty Carnegie Library and Presbyterian Church
Mr. Rogers Sweater and Sneakers at the Airport Display
The Point and the fountain. Where the three rivers meet, Allegheny and Monongahela form the Ohio River,
Incline in the Snow
Carnegie Museum of Natural History\
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden Courtyard
Above-Forbes Field Wall and Bill Mazeroski Statue with Fireworks. 1960 World Series
St Paul Cathedral at Night
Heinz Field at Night
Heinz Hall at Night
Prantl’s Bakery-Home of the World Famous Burnt Almond Torte
Keeping Tabs- Holocaust Memorial- Squirrel Hill
University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning
From the Norhside- Fineview
Carrie Furnace on the Monongahela River
Got Bridges? Why yes, we do!
Lost Kennywood- Kennywood Amusement Park
North Side- Cloud Arbor by the Children’s Museum
Southside Club Cafe Live Music VenueSt. Paul Cathedral in Oakland
AMTRAK station downtown
Carnegie Library- Oakland
East Liberty- Motor Square Garden and the Presbyterian Church
St Mary on the Mount -Mount Washington
Guard rails, hills, and retaining walls.
Lawrenceville Neighborhood- Arsenal Lanes
Art Rooney Statue in the Snow
Shadyside Variety Store
Kaufmann’s Clock Downtown.
Kennywood Amusement Park- Racer
The theme for the photo challenge this week was Half-light. I’m back in the Burgh after a Spring vacation to New York City and Ohio.
By the time I left the University Commons, I missed the half-light.
It was almost dark.
I titled this series a fourth-light.
I like the dark blue sky backdrop for a few of Pittsburgh’s iconic structures.
I’d enjoyed my friend Cj’s poetry reading at Carlow U. Tuesday night.
(All shot with the iPhone camera)
Heinz Memorial Chapel on a Spring day. Built in the 1930’s of grey Indiana limestone. The family name Heinz is on a lot of landmarks in Pittsburgh. Heinz Hall, Heinz History Center, the Heinz House, the Heinz Plant (I hear the ketchup is made in Ohio these days) and of course Heinz Field where the Steelers play. It was the grandchildren of Anna Margaretta who had the chapel built. For info about the chapel click here or see what wikipedia has to say click here