Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’

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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.

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

April 28, 2015

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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:

 

 

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

 

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What am I noting on tattoo Tuesday?

November 25, 2014

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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.”

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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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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:

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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.

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This is a yarn shop with a fireplace –

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

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More Ligonier photos:

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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 . . .