Duquesne Incline Still in Service

Public transportation still running in the city.

Photographed Tuesday morning from the Duquesne Incline Platform. No one else was there

I’d seen the fog over city as I crossed Liberty Bridge. It had lifted when I arrived after my drive.

I’d gotten the call that my iPad was ready for pick up after being repaired. It’s been there for weeks.  To get it or not was the question.  I paid over the phone and only Shannon was there working as they Tastar Data Systems opened Tuesday morning at 9. I debated whether I should drive over to Library Road or not but decided to have the iPad at home in my possession again. Face timing family and friends.

Sheltering in place makes you appreciate what one took for granted before. Running errands.

 Our three rivers.

Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet at the Point to form the Ohio River.

FountainLight and BoatLight Where the Three Rivers Meet

From my archives

St. Mary of the Mount in the upper right, the arch of the Ft. Pitt Bridge, a line of lights along Grandview Avenue to the towerlight on the left.

The Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet at the Point – the third river The Ohio

Becky B continues to inspire #Januarylight posts across the blogosphere with her challenge.

While Stopped on West End Bridge

There’s a stop light at the end of the bridge. When it was red, this was my vantage point of the city. Then I was joined by the silver car in the left lane.

(My Six Word Saturday see Debbie Smyth’s Travel With Intent blog)


Ohio River in Rainstorm

Even at half volume, the anniversary party tent captures the downpour at a deafening level. No this post is NOT a Silent Sunday today.

The rain didn’t stop the festivities, but most partygoers took cover inside. Tables laden with food taken into the open garage.

A short video captures the sounds of the deluge.

Neville Island Pennsylvania.

Back to the serious business of partying outdoors, once the rain stopped.  Of course, it stopped and started several times throughout the afternoon.

 

Pittsburgh Light Up Night 2007

I was looking for a Throwback Thursday photo and found this black and white shot of the city at night. Light Up Night is in November, the Friday before Thanksgiving and you can see the effort to light up the city with every available watt. I’m pretty sure I could take a better image now so will try to retake this coming November 2019.

Shot from the Duquesne Incline Platform

Tugboats, Trains and a Tanker Truck

These past few days driving around the city I’ve seen a lot of freight trains. I pulled over to the curb in the Strip District by the junkyard to catch the Wheeling Lake Erie cars overhead. And while visiting at my friend’s house I love to watch the tugboats push the barges on the Ohio River. The tanker truck was in front of me on the RDFleming Bridge while at a red light. Lots of demolition on the hillside there, too. Right now, as I write this post just before bed, I can hear the train whistle repeat itself loudly in the night.

Pittsburgh Rivers Rise Due to Heavy Rainfall

It had been raining steadily the last couple of days.  I mean HEAVY rain.  Here is the result of the downpour and all the melted ice and snow.Allegheny River where the road should be,no visible walkway by PNC Park . West End Bridge

The Point is covered with water

Walnut trees along the Ohio River

I don’t see a lot of walnut trees in the city. These trees are at my friends’ home on Neville Island.

Crop of photo below taken with a 24-70 lens     Preparing for winter

 

Photographed Monday

Look at the weather change on Tuesday afternoon,6086AA38-BB46-4F96-A0E1-7D6CFDA953E4

blue sky and the temps in the 80s

Tugs and Barges Passing at Dusk

IMG_3115Ohio River Sunday night.  We were visiting our Neville Island friends again. They live on the banks of the Ohio River.  We had a wonderful boat ride earlier and it was time for dinner.  Two tugs and their barges appeared up river and down river.  Our host pointed out the buoy that marked the channel and told us they both had to be on this side on it.  How would there be enough room?  As the sun was sinking we watched them approach one another, a horn blew.  It was a dramatic end of the day on the river.