Unique Streets: 20
Miles Walked: 4.76
Street Names (italicized were walked on another day): Gallatin Street, Ballard Way, Chislett Street, Butler Street, Baker Street, One Wild Place, Mellon Street, Callowhill Street, Highland Court, Mellon Terrace, N. Negley Avenue, No Name, Elgin Street, Bryant Street, N. Euclid Avenue, Albree Way, N. Saint Clair Street, Hampton Street, Thalia Way, Portland Street, Beverly Place, King Avenue, Vetter Street, Swan Way, Vilsack Street, Villanova Road, Teak Way, President Way, Antietam Street, Greenwood Street, Prose Way, Verse Way, Bishop Street, Palmyra Street, Standish Street, Conewago Way, Manistee Street, Catawba Way, Leon Way, Gael Way, Witherspoon Street
What a beautiful morning in Morningside!
Back before school had let out, Amy and I talked about taking Johnny and Sophia to the zoo with the caveat that we would make them walk a smattering of streets in Morningside. I did end up taking the kids to the zoo this summer but didn’t make them walk for it.
Since I still had these streets left, I decided to walk them myself. I was extra excited because I got the new iPhone* with a better camera than the one I had before. The quality of the photos was worth the switch. This one of the Allegheny River and Sharpsburg, was taken with the wide angle setting.
I walked up One Wild Place (LOVE that street name) that actually goes through/over the zoo. The light filtering through the trees deserved a picture.
Near the entrance of the zoo, I found an escape route for some creature, I’m sure.
On a bridge you could see down into the zoo pathway.
Maybe that fence hole was for peacocks?
I enjoyed the mosaic wall on the way to the zoo.
I did not enjoy the rancid stench of the smashed ginkgo berries on the sidewalk.
After my zoo interlude, I made my way into Highland Park. Surprisingly, there were still a few streets there I hadn’t walked. This parking chair was fancy.
I really wanted pizza so I walked down Bryant Street in search. I saw this apropos sign in a hair salon window. My husband did golf 8 times this week. And last week. And every week this summer.
I stopped in Food Glorious Food and while they didn’t have pizza, they did have broccoli cheddar quiche!
On Albree Way I noticed quite a few houses using water diverters instead of the sewer pipes.
This house on Hampton and Portland had a lot going on. Of what, I’m not sure. You just need to go see it for yourself.
Beverly Place was a short street filled with handsome houses. I appreciated these stone entrance columns marking the sidewalks.
If I were a person with questionable morals, I might have swiped this kitty.
I had been walking for a while and still hadn’t walked the streets I came here for. Finally I was getting closer but had to stop to take a picture of this sign with an annoying misspelling. Maybe they put it there so people will come in and tell them about it.
The just-this-year closed St. Raphael’s Catholic School sits empty and sad.
This church was also closed but now appears to be a private residence.
On Swan Way, I had the distinct feeling I was being watched.
I walked through Natoli Field and noticed this abandoned wagon that is now covered with poison ivy.
The largest oak tree I ever saw sat on President Way. Even the wide angle wasn’t wide enough to get all of it.
Finally I was walking the streets I needed to and found a beautiful mural.
Near the corner of Prose and Verse (ha!) I saw this interested wall.
Another Little Free Library sat offering its treasures.
Maybe it’s just me, but sunflowers, while beautiful, are terrifying. Their heads loll on their stalks as if an executioner didn’t quite finish the job. This one’s days are numbered. Dead Sunflower Sunning.
Finally I was done filling in my map in Morningside but I couldn’t resist taking these typically wonderful Pittsburgh stairs off of Witherspoon Street. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss them.
Check out all of the pictures I took on Google Photos.
*There is no relive video today because I accidentally erased my new phone and had to recreate my route from memory. Luckily I had already uploaded all of the pictures I’d taken to Google Photos or I would have had to rewalk today’s route!