I recently had an opportunity to visit my daughter and son-in-law in Pittsburgh.
Perhaps I should be more honest about the real reason I went to Pittsburgh. I went there to see my new baby granddaughter! (Sorry, Emily and Michael!) She is also the reason I have taken a small “vacation” from blogging and posting things on my FB artist page. I just had to hold that sweet little girl in my arms for as long as possible every single day!
Anyway, I arrived at the PIT airport close to dinnertime. And because it was on our way home, we decided to stop in Carnegie (a Pittsburgh neighborhood) to eat at Papa J’s Ristorante, a favorite place of ours for some yummy Italian food. (Just thinking about their fried zucchini strips with marinara and lemon has me salivating into my keyboard).
We had a little time to spare before dinner, so we strolled around the neighboring area. I am really glad I had my camera with me ( I always have a camera with me) because Carnegie is a treasure trove of uber cool grit and grunge just waiting to be photographed.
I am a sucker for any sort of urban scene; the more grunge, graffiti, grit and grime the better! I fell in love with that sort of thing while living in Center City Philadelphia. Anything crumbling, decrepit, cracked, peeling or rusty leaves me weak in the knees. And let me just say this for the record, downtown Carnegie, PA has all that in spades! Here is just a small sampling of close to 50 photographs I managed to snap in about 15 minutes of wandering around the streets of Carnegie. I must go back soon. In fact, my next trip is already booked.
FYI: If you want see what I am up to on a regular basis check out my photos on Instagram.
Wooden Door Panel, Carnegie; 2014; Digital Photography
307 Carnegie (Yin and Yang); 2014; Digital Photography
Bricks and Dots, Carnegie; 2014; Digital Photography
White Wall, Carnegie; 2014; Digital Photography
Peeling White, Carnegie; 2014; Digital Photography
Mail Pouch Tobacco Sign, Carnegie; 2014; Digital Photography
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