Unique Streets: 9
Miles Walked: 5.18
Street Names are listed at the bottom…
I have a confession: I’m a neb nose. In case you’re not familiar with Pittsburghese, a neb nose is someone who is nebby. Nebby means nosey. I came to this section of our city to see how many people had congregated in front of the house of our Mayor Bill Peduto. I’d heard that a group of protesters had set up in front of his house and I want to see for myself. But first, a walk on some streets in Homewood South.
I parked near Construction Junction and soon found myself on the other side of the Busway. I’ve talked about it before but this is an area that people tell me I should avoid. Frankly, I’m sick of it. If you want to make this city (world) a better place, go visit these neighborhoods that scare you. Explore them. Say hello to your neighbors. Spend your money there. Get some ribs, beans, and yams from Showcase BBQ. The only thing you should be worried about is them selling out before you get there.
I walked on the five streets I’d missed and found as usual that the alleys are my favorite types of streets. One particular alley has been turned into a parking lot.
Another alley offered a view to some chickens.
I ran out of streets in Homewood South (I think) and crossed over into Point Breeze again. This area of Pittsburgh is filled with tree-lined streets that have dangerous sidewalks. If you’re trying to be safe you should probably avoid these types of neighborhoods.
I let all of the things I saw tell me stories.
Why is the Quran filling the gap in the old wall? Would the wall collapse with out it or is the book pushing the sides further apart?
Why did the carver of this tree lighthouse choose the color red? It doesn’t match the rest of the colors of the house. Red lights in a lighthouse typically mean that a vessel is approaching the port side of the structure. But all of these are red.
A native Pittsburgher lives here and they are home.
The residents of this house love big dogs and Barack Obama.
Soon, I found the mayor’s block and noticed that there were no protesters here anymore. Neighbors were out on their porches and in their yards talking about the previous night’s disturbances. I found a pedestrian walkway up to the next street and marveled at the backyards that line it.
Somewhere around here my phone lens got smudged. The beauty of this sunflower was able to shine through in spite of it.
Check out all of the pictures I took on Imgur
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): N. Lexington Street, Thomas Boulevard, N. Homewood Avenue, Susquehanna Street, Nadir Way, Hamilton Avenue, Clawson Street, N. Lang Avenue, Park Lane Drive, Formosa Way, Novelty Street, Tenner Way, N. Murtland Street, N. Dallas Avenue, Kelly Street, Fleury Way, Bennett Street, Frankstown Avenue, La Schall Street, Arabia Way, 5th Avenue, N. Linden Avenue, June Way, Hastings Street, Sinnet Way, Edgerton Avenue, Lacey Way, Edgerton Place, S. Linden Avenue, Linden Lane, Wilkins Avenue, S. Dallas Avenue, S. Murtland Street, Kant Way, Blenheim Court, Claridge Place, Penn Avenue, Meade Place, Meade Street.