Project 365 | Day 14 A City View

So for todays photo I wanted to share a place that I have always enjoyed visiting and photographing.  I guess you could say I’m fascinated with all there is to do and see when you’re in the city.  The area where I grew up and still live in today is more rural.  The landscape is covered with farms and woods are more prevalent than towns and buildings. But as a child I can remember making the trip to the city and just being amazed at what there was to see when we visited.

The city that I’m referring to is Pittsburgh, Pa.  and if you ever have the chance to visit I highly recommend checking this city out.  If you come into the city through the Liberty or Ft. Pitt tunnels when you exit the tunnel you are greeted by a beautiful view of the city.  And that’s just the beginning as far as views.  You can travel to Mt. Washington either by car or using one of the two inclines and the view of the city from Mt. Washington are just amazing, which by the way was the inspiration for tonight’s photo.

Now that I’m all grown up and work in the city every day.  You might think that the fascination has worn off.  Well i can say not in the least.  Every morning I enter the city via the Liberty Tunnels and if I time it just right the city is bathed in the light from the sunrise and I think to myself what a beautiful view.  And every night I leave the city in the dark and think to myself the same thing.  So tonight I took a slight detour to Mt. Washington and took a few shots of this fascinating place.  And here is one of them.

Pittsburgh, Pa. from atop Mt. Washington

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, My Home Away From Home

As you can guess tonights post is about Pittsburgh, Pa.  Growing up I can remember going to the city for special events like the circus and monster truck races at the Civic Arena.  Going to the museums and one of my favorite places Phipps Conservatory.  I can remember going to Mt. Washington too see the city scape and especially at night to see the lights from so high above the city.

Well I’m all grown now and I travel to the city just about everyday and it still mesmerizes me every single day.  There are truly no two days alike and the city is constantly changing, growing and evolving.  I’ve spent the better part of the last two years in Pittsburgh and I can say that I see something unique everyday.  If you live or work in any city take time everyday to look around and see what amazing things the city has to offer.  All to often we get in a rut and don’t see the great things right in front of us, because we are always looking forward to the next “BIG” thing.

Today was one of the rare occasions that I got off work early enough to run up to Mt. Washington and see those amazing lights once again.  And I would like to share the following two photographs with you.  Leave a comment and tell me what amazes you about the city or town you live or work in.

City of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Skyline