Weekly Photo Challenge…Scale

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.

This is the rotunda of what was known as Penn Station…the old train station in Pittsburgh.  It’s now an office/apartment complex called  “The Pennsylvanian.”

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.

Across the street is the William S. Moorhead Federal Building where I worked for ten years.

PPG Place looking up from the bottom…

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.

9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge…Scale

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  3. Wonderful piece of architecture, and great that you managed to get up close. Also great that parts of it has been restored. Must be surreal to sit on those benches again. Been a long time coming and hope it brought back some memories 🙂

    • It sure did Mabel. Just sitting there looking around and remembering the hustle and bustle of people coming and going, the announcements over the loudspeaker of trains arriving and departing and watching the big clock on the wall in anticipation of our train arriving. It was a fun time back then and fun now to sit there and look back on it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Haven’t seen these sights in a very long time Andy. I remember how much I loved the Phila and Wash DC train stations after they were cleaned up. Looks like PGH is equally beautiful. Maybe someday they’ll figure out how to make such vast improvements in people as they age LOL.

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