I attended an event in downtown Pittsburgh last weekend…Doors Open Pittsburgh, where many of the buildings in the downtown area are open for tours and volunteers provide general and historic information about each of them. It’s also a good chance to stock up on shots of tall buildings which plays into this week’s photo challenge…Scale.
The last time I was in this building was in the mid 60’s taking a train ride with my parents to Indianapolis to visit relatives. I always wanted to see the inside again and finally got the chance. The concourse area has been restored and they still have the original two sided benches where people sat to wait for their trains. The benches were always one of the things I remembered about the train station and it was pretty cool to be able to sit on them again.
And looking down from the 31st floor…the shot on the left is a view across the river of the South Side and the shot on the right is of The Point, where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers form the Ohio. Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers 🙂 sits on the bank in the upper right area.
For more shots from this week’s photo challenge…click here.