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.”
Contributed by a good friend in Boulder, Colorado.
“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
Virginia Road Trip. Pulled over onto a skinny shoulder to take this photograph.
Billboards along the highway in Crestline, Ohio.Landscape
I was not in a car on the highway for this shot.
Weekly photo challenge LandscapeSome from train, car or plane window
Rest area in Ohio from a car window
Allegheny River and bridges with PNC Park behind
Breakfast in the Strip –
From my sister’s apartment window
Through a windshield
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)
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
Duquesne Incline at Night