HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum

Since 1999, the SkyscraperPage Forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. Welcome!

You are currently browsing as a guest. Register with the SkyscraperPage Forum and join this growing community of skyscraper enthusiasts. Registering has benefits such as fewer ads, the ability to post messages, private messaging and more.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Sep 6, 2009, 7:55 PM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
Pittsburgh, 4 Years Worth

This will be my thread on photos of the city of Pittsburgh, PA USA. I will be here until 2013 for college (U of Pittsburgh), so this will be my photo thread.

So I begin with this, welcome to Pittsburgh.



For today, I will start with some photos of the University of Pittsburgh campus.

The Cathedral of Learning, sticking out behind the Towers


The Towers, triplet dorm buildings. After staying in one during my orientation, I am glad that I do not live in them, despite them being my top choice for living. They have thin walls (so it seems to me). During my night in them, there was construction going on nonstop all night, and it was very loud.


The Peterson Events Center:


Buildings on Fifth Ave on campus:


Part of the university's medical center, UPMC:


Memorial Hall, a space for performances:
__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Sep 6, 2009, 7:58 PM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
Wow, Sorry. Please move this to the N-Z photo section!
__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Sep 6, 2009, 7:59 PM
ue ue is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edmonchuk
Posts: 7,706
Cool! Looks like a nice campus. Good luck in university!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Sep 6, 2009, 11:23 PM
edsg25 edsg25 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 557
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayayess1190 View Post
Wow, Sorry. Please move this to the N-Z photo section!
Why bother? Aittsburgh looks fantastic here.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Sep 6, 2009, 11:54 PM
Austinlee's Avatar
Austinlee Austinlee is offline
Chillin in the Burgh
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pgh
Posts: 10,515
Good call on the University of Pittsburgh!~ I think it's a great value. Good school for affordable cost and it's urban location means you will never be bored in your 4 yrs. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Sep 7, 2009, 12:02 AM
dugdogmaster's Avatar
dugdogmaster dugdogmaster is offline
Unpolitically Correct
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,651
I concur with PA Pride. Hail to Pitt!

Look forward to seeing more of your stuff, thanks.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Sep 7, 2009, 2:38 AM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
Thank you all, I have some more I will upload tomorrow.
__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Sep 7, 2009, 6:36 PM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
Here are some night photos, I will retry them next year once I get a camera that can take night photos better (hopefully a nice compact Panasonic with Son'ys new low light sensor):



Waiting for the bus late Sunday night. Downtown is a ghost town after the work day ends, and on the weekends is empty and is an urban paradise devoid of people:



The Skyline from the Smithfield Street Bridge


Station Square


A creepy walkway next to some street


Some deer I encountered at a light rail station
__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Sep 7, 2009, 8:00 PM
Wheelingman04's Avatar
Wheelingman04 Wheelingman04 is offline
Pittsburgh rocks!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Salem, OH (near Youngstown)
Posts: 8,721
Great University!! One of the most urban in the country too. Go PITT football and basketball too.
__________________
1 hour from Pittsburgh and 1 hour from Cleveland
Go Ohio State!!
Ohio Proud!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Sep 7, 2009, 10:28 PM
Evergrey's Avatar
Evergrey Evergrey is offline
Eurosceptic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 23,473
It's interesting how people have the perception of Downtown Pittsburgh as being a "ghost town" after hours... Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend is certainly the deadest time one could be there... the southern half of Downtown (featured in your photos) empties out as it's rather devoid of after-hours-oriented businesses... but the Cultural District has become increasingly lively in the evenings... it's a work in progress and has certainly improved in recent years...

Last edited by Evergrey; Sep 8, 2009 at 12:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Sep 8, 2009, 12:25 AM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evergrey View Post
It's interesting how people have the perception of Downtown Pittsburgh as being a "ghost town" after hours... Sunday night is certainly the deadest time one could be there... the southern half of Downtown (featured in your photos) empties out as it's rather devoid of after-hours-oriented businesses... but the Cultural District has become increasingly lively in the evenings... it's a work in progress and has certainly improved in recent years...
Well from what I saw in the business district, it was empty. All the stores where closed and the largest crowds I saw were at bus stops.
__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Sep 8, 2009, 2:08 AM
Austinlee's Avatar
Austinlee Austinlee is offline
Chillin in the Burgh
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pgh
Posts: 10,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayayess1190 View Post
Well from what I saw in the business district, it was empty. All the stores where closed and the largest crowds I saw were at bus stops.
seriously man, check out downtown on a couple more occasions such as some weeknights like friday; Or any of the many days that downtown activities are planned for thyos who wish to participate.
Some nights are really breathtaking with huge traffic jams of taxis and pedestrian traffic, not stampeding the hockey game but descending upon the cultural ditrict with plays, performaces & live music, as well as all the occompanying high end eateries.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Sep 8, 2009, 3:35 AM
Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa is offline
Steel City Baby!
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by PA Pride View Post
seriously man, check out downtown on a couple more occasions such as some weeknights like friday; Or any of the many days that downtown activities are planned for thyos who wish to participate.
Some nights are really breathtaking with huge traffic jams of taxis and pedestrian traffic, not stampeding the hockey game but descending upon the cultural ditrict with plays, performaces & live music, as well as all the occompanying high end eateries.
Lol yeah, like during any fireworks night or during the festivals. It took me 45 minutes to go 1 mile on the 4th of July at 11pm. The streets and sidewalks were as busy as Manhattan, so yeah it does have its moments.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Sep 8, 2009, 4:42 AM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
I don't want to fight, that already happened with my other thread where I said the same thing about downtown St. Louis.
__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Sep 8, 2009, 3:22 PM
dugdogmaster's Avatar
dugdogmaster dugdogmaster is offline
Unpolitically Correct
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,651
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayayess1190 View Post
I don't want to fight, that already happened with my other thread where I said the same thing about downtown St. Louis.
Haha, none of us here to fight, they're just giving suggestions. Since you're into photography you may also want to check out one of the gallery crawls and photo walks that go on downtown, and in other neighborhoods. Here's a link to a Flickr group that hosts a lot of them, and advertises for other groups holding them.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/pittsburgh/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Sep 8, 2009, 6:12 PM
tackledspoon's Avatar
tackledspoon tackledspoon is offline
Candy Jail
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 2,943
Great shots!
I actually went to Pitt for a year before leaving for (what I considered to be) greener pastures. You're lucky to be living somewhere besides the towers. They're nice from the outside, but pretty awful on the inside. Hope your time at Pitt goes better than mine did!
__________________
Colin
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Sep 9, 2009, 8:06 PM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
Not too long ago I went downtown and walked along one of the rivers. It was a not great out kind of rainy and gray.





The Pirates play here:










These was taken on a different day:



__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Sep 12, 2009, 4:47 PM
Jayayess1190's Avatar
Jayayess1190 Jayayess1190 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Philadelphia/Pittsburgh
Posts: 263
The skyline:


The Convention Center:


Pittsburgh is ready to welcome the world for G20:










__________________
See My Flickr photo gallery, or 4 Years worth of Pittsburgh!
Camera: Sony NEX-C3
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Sep 14, 2009, 1:57 AM
dugdogmaster's Avatar
dugdogmaster dugdogmaster is offline
Unpolitically Correct
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,651
Nice additions, thanks I can't believe the mods haven't moved this thing yet. Mods, please move
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Sep 14, 2009, 2:47 AM
Dr Nevergold Dr Nevergold is offline
Global Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Nashville, USA
Posts: 18,597
There, I moved it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
   
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 4:02 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.