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!
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:
title=”Day 21: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” by Prime Oracle
title=”The Burgh Ready for Christmas” by Don Burkett
title=”A Packed House” by DaveReid
title=”Cruising the Mon” by DaveReid
title=”986″ by ramskik
title=”crazy mocha” by defunct_process
title=”Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh” by Raji Vathyam
title=”Ecclesia” by dave issod
title=”i felt the earth move under my feet … by fuzzzEe
title=”Untitled” by congoeels
title=”I’m going to call this one”, by Hryck.
title=”City of Steel” – Pittsburgh [Explored] by Raji Vathyam
and now the video of Francine Gassette living in retirement in Pittsburgh: