NorthSide Rooftops with Snow
Looking around the walls of Mark and Erika’s home, I see several paintings by Pittsburgh artist William Pfahl.
Here is the latest addition to their collection of Bill Pfahl’s art.
St. Boniface on Northside where Anna, Michael and Jack were baptized Immaculate Heart of Mary – Mark and Erika’s Wedding.
August 17, 2002. Polish Hill Central Catholic High School- Mark class of ’94
View from the Quad
Here’s a photo I took at Bill’s art show in Sharpsburg.
And here is he is painting the 16th Street Bridge
Bill was part of the People at Work Show at Panza Gallery July 2018
Here is his palette
thanks Bill for commemorating the important Pittsburgh landmarks that mean so much to Mark and Erika and their children.
Pittsburgh Northside Rooftops on Friday Morning-
my six word Saturday.
Back to the NorthSide.
Sitting by the Cloud Arbor. (A post two days ago)
Here’s a pic of the dessert I had for lunch today.
A good friend treated me to a delicious lunch at Nicky’s Thai Kitchen on the Northside.
We had the custard sticky rice with mango on a previous visit but alas it’s not the season.
Such a satisfying and delicious finish to a wonderful meal.
I found a link to a recipe for Custard with Sticky Rice at Thai Cooking School if you want to try it at home.
Driving on the North Side to home, headed down Chestnut Street towards Phineas Street. Going to cross the Allegheny on the 16th Street Bridge but before I got to the intersection, a car stopped in front of me to chat or ask directions of the pedestrians.
I noticed the trolley tracks and the bricks. Caught a quick picture on the phone.
So when did the streetcars stop? here is the answer
“The trolley lines could have been extended, perhaps. But as Touring Pittsburgh author Harold Smith observes with a minimum of rancor (for a trolley fan), “PAT was bus-minded to a fault. Between 1964 and 1967, it ended trolley service on all North Side and East End lines. By the early 1970s, only the present South [Hills] and the 53-Carrick line remained.”
Click here to learn about the 30+ trolley car collection at the Trolley Museum south of Pittsburgh in Washington PA off I 79.