This walk took place over two separate days.
Unique Streets: 7
Miles Walked: 2.55 & 2.98
10/21/19 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Western Avenue, Bidwell Street, Allegheny Avenue, W. North Avenue, Liverpool Street, Warlo Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Stedman Street, Fontella Street, Sedgwick Street, Fulton Street, Decatur Street, Manhattan Street, Sigsbee Way, Sheffield Street, Hamlin Street, Faulsey Way
10/28/19 Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Kirkbride Street, Brighton Road, Wright Way, Buena Vista Street, Atlanta Street, Monterey Street, Armandale Street, Alpine Avenue, Garfield Avenue, Saturn Way, Jacksonia Street, Sherman Avenue, Sampsonia Way, Reddour Street, Eloise Street, Federal Street, W. North Avenue, Wolfrum Street, Greeves Way, Palo Alto Street, N. Taylor Avenue, Filson Street, Resaca Place, Day Way, Pennsylvania Avenue, Brighton Place, Freedmore Street, Marquis Way, California Avenue, A Street, Lysle Street, B Street
On Mondays I have a very short amount of time to walk so I tend to walk somewhere on the west side of Pittsburgh. Both days were strikingly beautiful and warm for late October. The first walk took place in Manchester. I tried to stick to sections of streets that I hadn’t walked yet.
Manchester is full of old churches.
It’s hard to get lost in looking at all of the old buildings and walking can become dangerous because of this. More than one sidewalk has been flung up by reaching roots.
On the Monday before Halloween, I spent some time in the Central Northside/Mexican War Streets. I parked on Lysle Street in California Kirkbride so that I could walk by a garden on Brighton Road to see a famous pumpkin patch. A 2014 article in the Post-Gazette mentioned that the gardeners used pumpkin vines to fight off Japanese Knotweed. The garden is now closed and the Japanese Knotweed has taken over again.
I thought my luck had changed when I saw this pinned to a telephone pole.
On closer inspection (I did not touch it) I realized it was slightly too big to be real.
I was pretty hungry so I beelined to el Burro Comedor for some chorizo tacos. Jackpot!
After lunch, I was able to appreciate all of the Halloween decorations that neighbors had put up.
I also took note of all of the decorative flourishes and details on houses and other buildings.
As I approached my car I took a look towards the city.