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Old 02-14-2008, 02:26 AM
 
Location: the midwest
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Ok found some more...

This one is from a lookout along Grandview Ave near the Mon Incline.



From the Ohio River looking east.



North Shore looking south.



From one of the Yellow Bridges. Don't remember the name.



From the Strip.

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:39 AM
 
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Outstanding idea!-- Maybe one of our amateur photogs could post a few pics of the skyline, as seen from areas mentioned in this thread....

I got a few up here. I hope I start a trend. There are some really cool views from the South Side Slopes that I've seen. Maybe someone will post some photos from there. hint hint
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Ok found some more...

This one is from a lookout along Grandview Ave near the Mon Incline.



From the Ohio River looking east.



North Shore looking south.



From one of the Yellow Bridges. Don't remember the name.



From the Strip.

The Ohio river one is my favorite. THe strip is ugly, I don't understand why people think it's so great.....
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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THe strip is ugly, I don't understand why people think it's so great.....
Even though this is probably not the best thread for this discussion, I will respond anyway. The strip is not known for its aesthetic appeal, its views, or its architecture. It is known for one thing, FOOD baby! If you've never been to the strip early on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you are missing out.


Check out this video.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Even though this is probably not the best thread for this discussion, I will respond anyway. The strip is not known for its aesthetic appeal, its views, or its architecture. It is known for one thing, FOOD baby! If you've never been to the strip early on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you are missing out.


Check out this video.
Oh I've been before, I even went again just to be sure. I have to tell you, it was so dirty, we couldn't eat a thing there. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I don't like dirt and garbage in my food.....
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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Oh I've been before, I even went again just to be sure. I have to tell you, it was so dirty, we couldn't eat a thing there. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I don't like dirt and garbage in my food.....
I think it is just you

While the strip might not be the cleanest neighborhood, your food would not have had garbage and dirt in it.

I have worked at a software company down here for 12 years and eat here every day. None of the food is dirty unless you dropped it on the ground and picked it up again to eat!
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Central Minnesota
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Even though this is probably not the best thread for this discussion, I will respond anyway. The strip is not known for its aesthetic appeal, its views, or its architecture. It is known for one thing, FOOD baby! If you've never been to the strip early on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you are missing out.


Check out this video.

Thank you so much Gallacus! There is nothing remotely like that in the entire state of Minnesota! Next trip home, I'm spending a day in the Strip District! (I'll be sure to go hungry so I can enjoy a lot!)
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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I think it is just you

While the strip might not be the cleanest neighborhood, your food would not have had garbage and dirt in it.

I have worked at a software company down here for 12 years and eat here every day. None of the food is dirty unless you dropped it on the ground and picked it up again to eat!
Geez, I didn't mean it literally. But if I am going to be honest, that area is really dirty looking and completely gross. There were like, 3 nice shops there and the food stores - they look like they haven't been updated or swept in a hundred years. I'm sorry, downtown has some really nice spots, but food or not -- the strip district is old, grungy and gross.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:34 AM
 
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Very nice map. You have a lot of obscure overlooks covered.

Here's some more obscure vantage points I photographed.

Upland Ave. - Homewood - rare view of both the Oakland and Downtown skylines


can't remember the name of the street... but it's just to the north of Mt. Oliver


Brunot Ave. - Sheraden


Flagstaff Hill - Schenley Park - another Oakland plus Downtown at once view


Bigbee St. - Mt. Washington


31st St. Bridge


Frank Curto Park - Bigelow Blvd


Parking Garage @ SouthSide Works


just a few of the countless views here in PGH
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Everyone knows of Mt. Washington's overlooks and the panoramic vistas they afford, but I wanted to compile a list of all of the spots in Pittsburgh where one can admire the beauty of the city's magnificent skyline. So far, I have 10 great places to take in the view, but I'd like to tap everyone's knowledge to get maybe a couple more, and to share with everyone what I have found so far.

I've put together a little map of all of the viewpoints I know of. If anyone gives me any more, I will add them to the list (and the map)

Here is the current list:

- Mt. Washington's Grandview Ave.
- Grandview Park Overlook
- West End Overlook
- St. Paul's Monestary parking lot (Southside)
- Fineview Overlook
- St. John's Lutheran Cemetary (Spring Hill)
- Crawford Ave. above the Civic Arena
- North Shore Riverfront Park
- Schenley Park Overlook
- End of Forrester St. (Greenfield)

I hope to add pictures from all of these views in time.
Could you send me a copy of that map you have marking the overlooks. It'd help me in my work on Mt. Washington.
Thanks--and I'll let you know if I make any great discoveries!
Lisa.
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