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Look Up! The Peaks of the City, 2009

US Steel Tower and Presbyterian Church on Strawberry Way

Pittsburgh has a mix of tall and short, gothic and modern, stone and steel in its skyline, and on a perfectly clear autumn day even minor details are enhanced by shadows. I typically enjoy photos of the contrast of gothic archictectural influence from the mid industrial age when buildings could have no undecorated spot with the streamlined ultra modern influence from the height of the steel era.

Stylistic Contrast

Look up and see the gargoyles staring down at you!

Gingerbread and Gargoyles

Sometimes a convergence of details comes together and simply provides a nice varied view.


Old Church Roofs and Towers

Medieval Battlements


Two views of the same church, actually seen from the back on Oliver Avenue.

And, finally, just an interesting facade.

Nice Facade


3 responses

  1. Bernadette, I love to see our beautiful city celebrated like this. You’ve inspired me to change my weekly post and I plan to link back to you. Thanks for a view of home while I sit in an airport, on my way home.

    November 17, 2012 at 6:37 am

    • Composer, travel safely, and I’m glad I posted this when I did. I hope it makes others look up as they walk through downtown. Pittsburgh is really pretty amazing.

      November 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

  2. Reblogged this on The White Tiger's Page.

    November 17, 2012 at 5:00 am

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