City Stairs Renovation on the North Side

October 15, 2020

October 16, 2020

In 2011 I posted about the City Sidewalk Stairs. And again in July 2018

CITY STEPS IN PITTSBURGH.

from 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/

A3335182-92FA-4B9B-B167-F089D90FD769Garfield   The Steps to Ft. Pitt School

Sidewalks can be steps, too.

 

Book by Bob Regan   Photos by Tim Fabian 588B00B2-BDC7-4C68-BE5A-A04539FF0555

 

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.”

Looks like Van Gogh

“Quick Anna. Get my phone. Take pictures for me” we rolled down her window.

I’d picked her up at cross country practice about four. On the way home the Ohio landscape was reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Wheat Fields and Cypresses to me but I was driving.  Anna kept shooting. Thanks Anna for capturing the scene.


I loved the addition of the bright school crossing sign

Landscape Gallery 

Weekly photo challenge LandscapeSome from train, car or plane window

   Amtrak view in Pennsylvania 

  

Rest area in Ohio from a car window 

  State Capitol building from the train in Harrisburg

  

Allegheny River and bridges with PNC Park behind 

  

Breakfast in the Strip –

  

From a plane window in January   

From my sister’s apartment window 

  Through windshield at a red light in the Strip District 

  

Through a windshield 

  From Amtrak- Pennsylvania 

 
Sunset from Amtrak window-  Almost NYC

Between Okanogan and Spokane

Landscape is the weekly photo challenge, “typically displayed in a horizontal orientation” Cheri Lucas Rowlands  

You can see I shot this landscape in a vertical orientation as well.

(August 2006 when visiting my brother in Washington)

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Primitive road

Screen shots from online storage are not the best resolution.  Have to dig out an external hard drive to hunt for 2006 landscapes original files from Washington trip.

 

and another favorite landscape is a cityscape of Pittsburgh at Night

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On My Way Home

 

 

fall colors

 

 

Steve was driving in quite a few of these and the others I pulled over. Can you tell which are shot with the Canon 5D and which are shot with the iPhone?

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