Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’


Bus-ted on tattoo Tuesday?

November 12, 2019

In the early hours of October 28, commuters witnessed an unusual sight as the rear of a Pittsburgh city bus vanished into a giant sinkhole.  There was one passenger on the bus, but no injuries.

It turns out there had been a water main leak under the street that washed out the area under the pavement.  The bus was just at the wrong place when the asphalt gave way underneath it.

The incident has led to a number of Pittsburgh wags creating bus sinkhole doughnuts, sinkhole Christmas ornaments, a bus sinkhole Halloween costume and, of course, a tattoo.

A crane was summoned and street repairs are underway.

Photos from KDKA


What do I think is cool?

January 27, 2016


Implosion of the Hulton Road Bridge in Pittsburgh, January 25, 2016, 9:49 a.m.  Perfect.


What is tattoo Tuesday about?

April 28, 2015


For those hardy souls who are into running, the Pittsburgh Marathon is being taking place this weekend.  Some folks have opted for tattoos to commemorate their efforts:



pgh1This bridge tattoo is my favorite.



This is a story here in the Pittsburgh Gazette.  Thanks to Robb for this news.



What am I noting on tattoo Tuesday?

November 25, 2014


We are coming up on the anniversary of the founding of Pittsburgh on November 27, 1758.

I thought this from Wiki was interesting:

Pittsburgh was named in 1758 by General John Forbes in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. Forbes was a Scotsman and it is conjectured that the pronunciation was originally intended to be /ˈpɪtsb(ə)rə/ PITS-brəor PITS-bə-rə(similar to Edinburgh). Pittsburgh was incorporated as a township in 1771 and as a borough on April 22, 1794 with the following Act: “Be it enacted by the Pennsylvania State Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania…by the authority of the same, that the said town of Pittsburgh shall be…erected into a borough, which shall be called the borough of Pittsburgh for ever.”



Above – panoramic views of the city by day and at dawn

Pittsburgh is interesting and close enough to home for a day trip.  We will be there for Thanksgiving seeing family.

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Pittsburgh Tattoo Header


What am I knitting?

October 10, 2013

I know, the title of this blog is Gunsmoke and KNITTING and I have not posted much on either subject lately.

This one, however, is about knitting.  I recently traveled to Pittsburgh to see my brother and other things.  My brother lives in Ligonier, PA.  Ligonier is really a charming town with a lot of little shops – including Bo Peep Fine Yarns.  I had to stop there.

So this is the sock yarn I purchased there:


And I bought this yarn because it was pretty and sparkly.  I don’t know what I am going to do with it, but would appreciate any suggestions:

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More yarn shop – They are winding my sock yarn into a ball here.


This is a yarn shop with a fireplace –


We wound up the afternoon with some excellent coconut cream pie:


More Ligonier photos:








What is there about the Strip?

June 5, 2012

Visiting the Strip District in Pittsburgh makes for a pleasant day trip from my abode.  These photos are from a recent trip.

We started at Wholey’s.  There we found fish, meat, produce, condiments and more. I loved the display of jam, jelly and honey in lovely glassware and I had to buy some.   The good luck brass pig was in the doorway on the way out (too bad he is out of focus.)

Traveled on to Wholey’s Kitchen store . . .

Then to Fortune’s coffee roasters.

Across the street is Pennsylvania Macaroni (and cheese, and bakery)  . . .

We enjoyed the street scenes . . .

Then wandered over to Station Square and caught a ride on the Monongahela Incline . . .

Here is a sign we saw on the way out . . .