Last time I visited the Children’s Museum was August 2019. Today I returned with grandsons Charlie and Roy. (And their Mom, Laura) stopping to see “the pipes” is a family tradition. Ned Kahn is the artist who created this living and breathing sculpture.
My houseguests and I were going to lunch at Max’s Allegheny Tavern which I learned was Rahn Hotel: 1852
.Changed from grocery store to Farmers and Drovers Hotel in 1860. George and Katharine Rahn took over the hotel 1901, renaming it the Hotel Rahn. Current home to Max’s Allegheny Tavern. From the Historic Map and Landmark walking Tour click for more info
We were on Suismon Street, North Side. I’d parked the car. Saw the sign. Peered in the plastic bubble to see if I could get a peek at John, the dog. No luck. Not even a bark. I didn’t know you could get a bubble window for your pet to look out. There are three types recommended here
Three views of the North Side of the city on Thursday afternoon. Photographed from the AGH parking garage.
There was a really loud noise behind me while I was stopped at the red light on North Avenue.
It was a helicopter Allegheny General Hospital. AHN LifeFlight (Allegheny Health Network)
“…..regional emergency helicopter and critical care ground transportation services for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate specialized care. LifeFlight is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
In 2015 I posted -Grateful for MedFlightAir Ambulances in Columbus Ohio.
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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 room in a church where a priest prepares for a service, and where vestments and other things used in worship are kept“
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church on the North Side
From the Penn Brewery window.
We were waiting for our early dinner to be served and the sun was going down Sunday evening. The Heinz Factory was across the way. Maura watched me as I caught the building framed in the window pane and she asked if she could push the circle shutter. A collaborative effort. It’s a thrill when the grandkids want to take photos.
I was headed to I-279 and pulled into Phineas Street on the North Side to capture beloved Pittsburgh Pirate, Roberto Clemente’s likeness on this building.
Artist Jeremy Raymer painted this stunning mural. Here’s an article written by Bob Bauder about the painting.
The building that served as the “canvas” for Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente’s portrait is Verdetto’s Bar and Restaurant.