This car’s out of proportion and this bear’s nose is too long.
The best playground concept.
"Pittsburgh from the air"
Pittsburgh’s skyline is one of the most photogenic in the country. Day or night, images of the Golden Triangle’s towers bordered by the city’s rivers are striking.
And even before the current set of skyscrapers went up, cameras loved Pittsburgh. The secret of getting ahead for Pittsburgh has been getting started. You cannot live in Pittsburgh and think small. Pittsburgh is scale.
We recently found at least seven folders in the PG’s archive — from 1930 to the 2000s — packed full of beautiful images of Pittsburgh from elevated angles. We’re sharing some of the best ones here.
And over the next few months, we’ll add more to this series.
For now, enjoy this sequence of images that shows the city from high above. Many were taken by Pittsburgh Press photographer Stewart Love, who was an expert in capturing such angles.
The Pittsburgh Press claimed that Stewart Love was the newspaper’s “aerial” photographer. Love’s pictures were published in publications such as Life, Time, Look and Saturday Evening Post. He made history with his camera and friends with his personality. “Stu,” as Stewart Love was known among his friends, loved Pittsburgh. Obviously, he was not the only one.
Andrew Carnegie said, “Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.”
Wiz Khalifa echoed his statement a century later, “Just growing up in Pittsburgh and knowing different neighborhoods, having family there and just loving it, it’s like no other place.”
And Willie Stargell once said, “I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.”
And so would we, and we hope, our readers would, too.
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AWESOME MECHANICAL CREATURES BY GABY WORMANN
Born in Germany in 1966, artist and citizen of the world Gaby Wormann (deviantart) divides her time between Switzerland, Germany and Portugal. Inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka and the work of artists HR Giger and Pierre Matter, Gaby is an artist who deals with the themes of individual ethics and humanity’s uninhibited intervention in complex biological systems.
The circus is coming to town
Let’s get weird. Please don’t ask what any of this is because I don’t even know, myself
Oh mother, tell your children #keyboardsolo
Bus stop mural
This one sums up everything pretty well. #symbolism