Pittsburgh

At first you notice, as a foreigner in the USA: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans – but then with growing appetite you might discover Seattle, Houston, maybe at last Pittsburgh. But I think as a German, living in a region with abandoned steel industry, sold to China, many jobless, I can understand many parts of the poorer city landscape, the urban jungle with graffiti and lost neighborhoods of Pittsburgh – not easy to discover behind wonderful panorama shots as sent to my flickr group BLOG IT – enjoy 10 of them below. Of course flashdance with Jennifer Beals and the voice of Irene Cara was an exciting first bridge to discover Pittsburgh. But yesterday I had the chance to learn something about the inner life of Pittsburgh, reading the article of Francine Gassette, titled: My neighborhood. She made a youtube video featuring her photos – introducing some backyards behind the postcard-photography. And the jazz guitar sound track is great!!! Enjoy Francine’s youtube video below too!
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at first enjoy twelve flickr photos, sent by various photographers to my group BLOG IT, click on the pictures to enter the galleries of the different photographers:
1
Day 21: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
title=”Day 21: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” by Prime Oracle
2
The Burgh Ready for Christmas
title=”The Burgh Ready for Christmas” by Don Burkett
3
A Packed House
title=”A Packed House” by DaveReid
4
Cruising the Mon
title=”Cruising the Mon” by DaveReid
5
986
title=”986″ by ramskik
6
crazy mocha
title=”crazy mocha” by defunct_process
7
Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh
title=”Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh” by Raji Vathyam
8
Ecclesia
title=”Ecclesia” by dave issod
9
i felt the earth move under my feet
title=”i felt the earth move under my feet … by fuzzzEe
10
Untitled
title=”Untitled” by congoeels
11
I'm going to call this one,
title=”I’m going to call this one”, by Hryck.
12
City of Steel - Pittsburgh [Explored]
title=”City of Steel” – Pittsburgh [Explored] by Raji Vathyam

and now the video of Francine Gassette living in retirement in Pittsburgh:

at first I realized there’s a city named Pittsburgh via the movie FLASHDANCE with Jennifer Beals (and the music of Irene Cara):

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writer, photographer, guitarist

16 responses to “Pittsburgh

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my video of Pittsburgh on your blog. This is just a first of the many neighborhoods I will be posting on my blog. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  2. Francine in Retirement beautifully illustrates why we love to call Pittsburgh HOME! She is an excellent photographer and a good friend. THanks for the great article, Frizz, and for highlighting our city. If you want to see a view of the famous Pittsburgh skyline in a snowstorm you can click here
    http://rutheh.com/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

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    • you’ve uploaded so many wonderful pictures featuring your Pittsburgh, yes – your winter impressions – and I like your night time long exposure shots very much!

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  3. petit4chocolatier

    Beautiful.

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  4. Between you and Francine, and the fact that I’ve lived in northern Virginia for over 25 years and never visited Pittsburgh before, I am bound and determined to visit that city when I return to the USA. I can’t wait. I LOVE that Flashdance video. That was one of my favorite movies back in the day. 🙂

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  5. Great post. You’ve inspired me to do a more general Baltimore post. I need to get out and take some pictures of the town anyway, because my sister’s anti-racist group asked if I could take some photos for their website.

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  7. Thank you so much for Francine’s entertaining and enjoyable stroll through Pittsburgh! I have happy memories of sandwiches at Primanti’s downtown!

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  8. Oh dear,
    you featured 2 photographs of mine here, and that too with such great shots of Pittsburgh, All I can say is Thank you! Pittsburgh is a beautiful city and your blog is doing a great job of promoting it 🙂

    Thanks once again, also for the photograph of the “Crazy Mocha”, it is one of my fav places in the city!

    Raji

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  9. ahhhhh…this brings back good memories. I lived and worked in Pittsburgh for six years. We lived in a three-story Victorian house built in the late 1800s. In the first photo, you can see the building where I used to work (on the left across one of the bridges). I would park my car at Heinz Field and walk 10 minutes to work.
    One of my favorite places to go on the weekend was the Strip District (http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/essentials/neighborhoods/strip-district/). I particularly liked Wholey’s for their great seafood and meats, and the ethnic markets.

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