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Monongahela Fog

foggy morning

Monongahela Fog

It could have been a scene from a century ago at the J&L Steel plant along the Monongahela River, but it’s just a foggy October morning.

A spectacularly foggy morning, the type that only autumn provides. This is a bend in the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, the bit of a bridge you see is the Birmingham Bridge from the South Side Flats to the Boulevard of the Allies in the Lower Hill/Uptown/South Oakland. The steam rises from a concrete plant on Second Avenue, on the river’s edge, where the J&L Plant once stood; in the distance you see the first of the buildings in Oakland leading to Carlow University, Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. In this fog, this could have been taken decades ago, representing the smog from the mills. The mills are gone, the air and the rivers are relatively clean, but the colleges, the neighborhoods, the essence of Pittsburgh is still there in the rolling fog of an October morning.

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4 responses

  1. You’re right, it does look like yesteryear. Great fog shot!

    October 16, 2013 at 8:58 am

    • Thanks, Composer! I had my little point and shoot in my hand as I drove, I’m shocked it came out at all clearly!

      October 16, 2013 at 10:40 am

  2. Fog is wonderful stuff!

    October 15, 2013 at 11:05 am

    • Morgan, it truly is–I wish we had more of it.

      October 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm

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