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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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Austin Blue Hour

Saturday evening Dave Wilson and I, along with his son Cameron headed into downtown for the sunset and blue hour. We met up with Jim Nix and Andy ATMTX and headed towards the Auditorium Shores area of Austin along the (you can pick the name you like) Colorado River, Ladybird Lake, Town Lake. The sky was not too colorful but we did manage to get some great reflections off the lake. This was a longer exposure taken as it was just starting to get dark.

The skyline here is always changing and I believe Dave Wilson counted 8 construction cranes in the city working new additions to the Austin Skyline, they are hard to see from this low perspective. After shooting up the skyline and the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue we all went for celebratory beers at Uncle Billy’s Beer and BBQ, another end to a great day in Austin.

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