Engine company #1 Monday May 5, 2008, 8 comments

Engine Company #1

Because of its history as a steel town and possibly because of its name, Pittsburg is a city that gets a bad rap it doesn’t really deserve.

It’s a city full of interesting architecture, fascinating history, and some of the most beautiful geography I’ve ever seen a city nestled into.

All that, plus Crosby and Malkin, too.


Comments

Jonathan E Tuesday May 6, 2008


Let us not forget about Hossa, Dupuis, Staal, Fleury, Talbot, Malone and Whitney… the Pens are stacked with a lot of young talent. They look poised to be serious cup competitors for the next several years if they can manage that salary cap. Might not win this year, but I hope they do :)

I’ve never been to Pittsburgh, but I’d love to check it out some time. Seeing a lot of the city on TV (due to watching far too many sporting events) leads me to agree with your comments.

Adrian Tuesday May 6, 2008


It’s true, the Pens are incredibly stacked. I hope they go all the way.

You should get down there Jon. It’s only (only!) a five hour drive, and it’s a pretty scenic tour down I-79.

I think you’d enjoy it.

Me Wednesday May 7, 2008


I went to the Penn Brewery with some friends. It was my second trip to Pittsburgh. Walking on the sidewalk into the brewery reminded me of a Charles Dickens novel. It was time travel and I loved it!

Adrian Wednesday May 7, 2008


We didn’t get enough of a chance to really experience the city, and have plans to visit again and spend more time exploring. The Brewery is definitely on the list.

It’s funny, because I’ve driven by Pittsburg so many times on the Penna Turnpike, and never understood what a gem I was missing as I zipped by.

Daniel Black Sunday May 11, 2008


I’ve been a fan of many things Pittsburghian for years, including the Steelers (through good and bad) and all the Romero flicks set there. I even liked Queer Like Folk, which was filmed in Toronto, I think, but set in Pittsburgh. Or the other way ‘round. Also, partially due to the Romero-motivated cache, Pittsburgh seems to draw the comic/sci-fi/horror conventions, and I’d really like to go to one soon.

Yet, I’ve never been to Pittsburgh. Oy.

Wonderful photo, Adrian. You might’ve seen Jason Santamaria’s recent post, wherein he documents his trip with Tobias Frere-Jones aound Manhattan, looking at typefaces and inspiration for type forms. Your photo runs right along that theme.

Adrian Sunday May 11, 2008


Queer as Folk was definitely filmed in Toronto, a Showcase production based on the same script as the British show of the same name. At least the first season. I watched the first season, and found it good, but I got a bit tired of it not long thereafter.

You should go to Pittsburg Daniel. Or better yet, come to Toronto. I’ll show you the second-tallest freestanding structure in the world.

And we have some pretty wicked typography here, too :)

Daniel Black Monday May 19, 2008


I loved Toronto the one time I went, for work. I just came into contact with an old colleague running some interesting business in Toronto, too. And The Wife has shown an interest in a trip. Hmm . . . .

Nevermind that, between Vancouver and Toronto, are housed probably 75% of the interesting folks I read online (you, Dave Shea, the old Cubicle Dweller spot, etc. [can’t seem to think of who else]). And talented creative folk abound!

Adrian Tuesday May 20, 2008


Aww, Canada’s just like America, except with coloured money, public health care, a democratically elected government, a tiny military and bigger taxes.

As for creative, I think its the cold. Makes the brains work better or something ;)

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