Category Archives: Pittsburgh

A Grand View

A grand view awaits atop Mt. Washington, one of the most visited neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. High atop Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh offers one of the most unique views of a city you can get and definitely a stop for Robert Lussier, Brook Ward and I on our visit to the city last week.

Mt. Washington, named after Young George Washington who once stood along what is now Grandview Avenue and mapped the land and rivers below for the British who lay claim to the forks of the Ohio River. Running the length of the mount, Grandview Avenue provides unique vantage points of Pittsburgh’s beautiful skyline. I would advise arriving early or late to avoid the crowds of people who flock to Mt. Washington to take in the views and snap a photo or two.

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The Nave

Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Pittsburgh PA sits silently in the quiet suburb of Larimer. Time has not been kind to Help of Christians, which could accommodate up to 1,000 worshippers in the nave and balcony in its heyday in the ’50s and ’60s. I believe this structure was left to rot away around 2007 or thereabouts and since has been vandalized with all its stained glass stolen.

We visited this beauty last weekend on a photography trip and it did not disappoint. This shot was from the balcony overlooking the Nave.

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