Jess wanted to show her thoughts on professional sports and decided to try and project them on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home field.
First, I would like to thank fellow WordPress blogger Birgerbird for the nomination. She found me through WordPress and lived in Pittsburgh for a while. Her first reaction to my site… “More Pittsburgh, please!”
I’m proud to be a Pittsburgh connection for someone that lives in another part of the country!
The Liebster award is a way the help the blogging community discover great new sites through the spread of the award. According to the research that I’ve done, the steps to accept the award start with answering some questions about myself:
1. How many times have you changed your blog theme?
I was originally going to do more pure text and storytelling posts but this site has turned into more of an amateur photography blog. My cell phone photos are accompanied by descriptions of art and culture in and around the Golden Triangle of downtown Pittsburgh.
2. What are your favorite colors?
I’m more of a fan of earthy tones, browns, greens, etc
3. Fondest childhood memory?
Getting my family’s cat as a child.
4. Recurring nightmare?
Don’t really have one
5. Most often worn outfit? (your “uniform”)
Jeans and a pull over shirt or a t-shirt.
6. Personal eccentricity/habit you are known for?
My love of Pittsburgh! haha
7. What virtue is most overrated?
According to my fiancé….patience! haha
8. When and where were you happiest?
Now and now! I am engaged, live in downtown, got my MBA and am learning how to program.
9. Top goal for blogging this year?
To continue discovering new things to showcase on my site.
10. 5 things you are grateful for today?
My fiancé, my job, my address, my family and friends.
My nominations for the award are these great local blogs:
Some Pittsburgh based questions for my nominees:
1. What was the last local restaurant you tried? Please link to their site!
2. Do you have a favorite local athlete?
3. What is the latest cool local Twitter link or blog you have discovered?
4. What was the last Pittsburgh neighborhood you visited and why?
5. Favorite movie filmed in Pittsburgh?
One of the most unique things about Pittsburgh are, of course, the rivers. We love exploring them both from the shore and from a kayak. Venture Outdoors’ Kayak Pittsburgh schedules group kayaking excursions along the rivers throughout the warmer months of the year – which are fast approaching. Jess and I have viewed one of the Pirates’ Skyblast fireworks shows from a kayak and it was AMAZING. In our opinion, it’s one of the most Pittsburgh things you can do!
If you attend of the group trips, you will also get a lot of local history including the origin of an abandoned boat that rests on the North Shore of the Allegheny across from the Cork Factory. For this challenge, I tried to get as close to it as I could:
I know you can’t tell that it’s a boat. The way it capsized, the best detailed pictures are from across the river on the other shore.
Living in downtown, there are many abandoned buildings just like there are in any city. Here are a few recent pictures:
Does anyone know what the above building was for?
Below is an abandoned movie theater in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood:
For this part of this post, I would like to link to a number of local blogs that are Pittsburgh awesome. Please pay them a visit and show some love!
And here is a list of bloggers that I curate on my Twitter feed:
In one way, Pittsburgh defines this challenge.
The three rivers that meet at the city are one of its iconic images.
I tried to use that to take a unique shot to meet this theme:
This is along the Allegheny River and shows some of the many bridges in Pittsburgh.
I also happened to come across this display in PPG place in downtown Pittsburgh. These dinosaurs have been a staple of downtown life for years: