Tag: Pittsburgh

Pic(k) of the Week – Heinz Field

Located in the southwest corner of the state of Pennsylvania, the city of Pittsburgh is positioned atop the Allegheny Plateau and first became an economic power in the mid-1800s. The credit for the boom goes to Scottish immigrant… Read More

An Eco-Friendly Tour of Pittsburgh

  Old Pittsburgh relied on coal and steel, the new one depends on talent. Putting behind the trappings of a successful industrial past and spasms of unemployment, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself with new industries, sports stadiums, parks, biking… Read More

Pic(k) of the Week – Elephant in Pittsburgh Zoo

Summer’s No Fun for Mr. Fuzzy Here

After the long winter and the incessant showers, we are having a pretty intense summer. The headline “dangerous heat wave bakes east coast” is doing the rounds. For reasons unknown, my thoughts turned to the penguins and polar… Read More

Pic(k) of the Week – Pittsburgh Zoo

We met this big fella at the Pittsburgh Zoo during our biking trip in the city. As I settle down to write about our trip I look at all the pics we took of the cityscape, the stadium,… Read More

Steel City’s Point of View

James West’s “Point of View” is a larger than life bronze sculpture depicting George Washington negotiating with the Seneca leader Guyasuta atop Mount Washington in Pittsburgh. Since today is Thanksgiving Day I thought of posting something in keeping with the origin of… Read More

What a Bummer! The Lion’s Asleep!

Photograph by Pinaki Chakraborty. All rights reserved ©  “Mommy, look…the lion’s dead!” squealed a kid as the king of beasts lolled lazily in the sun. Another one was a tad worried “He’s been shot!” “No honey, he is fine,” assured… Read More

Pedal Pushing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

On my way to the Hot Metal Bridge. This was a particularly nice stretch before the detours began. Photo by Pinaki Chakraborty. All rights reserved ©  The long drive and the lack of fall foliage did not deter us… Read More