PITTSBURGH, THAT IS
PNC Park, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
This past week, I got assigned to a job in downtown Pittsburgh,
which is closer than some of the cities and towns in which I usually
work. I'm used to all the travel, so it doesn't bother me much, but
after awhile it makes you really appreciate those places--and
people--who are closer to home. Pittsburgh is about 85 miles from my
home in Oil City, so it was a pleasure to spend the week there. While
I was going to and from the job site, in the morning or during lunch
hour, I snapped a few Blackberry pictures. I even got one out of the
office window of a ship in the Gateway Clipper Fleet of tour
and dining riverboats that operate on Pittsburgh's three rivers.
The Gateway Clipper Fleet's Empress
The Giant Hamburger outside Max and Erma's on
A house of worship on the Golden Triangle, Mary Mother of
Mercy, near the site of the first (French) service there.
The church's historical plaque
The fountain at PPG place. Some kids were running through
it to cool off the next afternoon, but I missed that picture.
State historical plaque at PPG place.
Part of Market Square, near where jazzman Walt Harper used
to run Walt Harper's Attic
The Apollo Cafe near Macy's and the City County Building.
This is a favorite spot of mine for breakfast or lunch.
One of the two sisters who are the dedicated owners of the
Apollo. I've been acquainted with them for ten years.
Serenity in a park on Gateway Center.