Unique Streets: 16
Miles Walked: 4.39
Street Names: 5th Avenue, Denniston Street, Kentucky Avenue, Shady Avenue, Howe Street, Cornelius Way, Walnut Street, Sellers Street, Puritan Way, Emerson Street, Stratton Lane, Spruill Way, College Street, Maryland Avenue, Summerlea Street, Elwood Street, Ewers Way, Elmer Street, Holden Street, Rosary Way, Spahr Street, Felix Way, Lamont Place, Ellsworth Avenue, Lehigh Avenue, Alder Street, Carron Street, Carron Way, S. Highland Avenue, Hero Way, Swope Street, Aurelia Street, Melmore Way, Kaufman Way, Marchand Street, Rennig Street, Social Way, Sally’s Path, Living Place, Bakery Square Boulevard, Penn Avenue.
My friend Shannon joined me on a walk today. I met Shannon 13 years ago when we both were at Pitt for a Masters in Library Science. I took a few pictures but we mainly caught up on what’s been going on in our lives. We met at the Mellon Spray Park where you can park for free for 4 hours (you’re welcome!) and set off.
I’d already walked Shadyside a few times but was surprised to find there were still some streets I was missing. I found this sculpture called “The Walk” very appropriate for our activity that day.
Both being (former) librarians, we were drawn to this Little Free Library
Shadyside is one of the more picturesque areas of the city but the owners of this garage felt like it needed more embellishment.
This old tree trunk on the corner of Summerlea and Holden might be the most Pittsburgh thing I’ve ever seen.
This house was still/already decorated for Christmas.
Neither Shannon nor I had ever actually seen the Hunt Armory on Emerson Street. School children from Sacred Heart Elementary had recess on the closed off portion of the street. I was able to get one picture of it.
We also took note of the faces on top of this apartment building. This is an example of something you can drive by every day but never notice the detail. You have to walk to see it.
Another strange thing we noticed was this bumper sticker on a stop sign.
It seemed old but other than that, I didn’t think much of it until I sat down to write this. I googled Pittsburgh Grotto NSS and discovered that it belongs to a cave exploring society. The website seems a bit old but I am very interested in learning more about this group. I’m going to ask my friend Alexis because he knows everyone in this city. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is in the group or has been on one of their explorations.
After our invigorating walk, Shannon and I had lunch (again!) at Social. She claims she wants to join me again. I hope I didn’t scare her off. 🙂