Tagged: Pittsburgh Tag-o-rama
I recognized it instantly, but I know that >20 of you live closer to it than me, and it’s a 57-minute bike ride away.
[ah, post # missed my birth year by one!]
I got it on the way to work. Sorry my phone takes shitty pictures in low light/dark. Plotting my next tag
The street that intersects with this street is a name a laugh at. “La Adams apple” street. We rode past this on the flockride last week.
Federal Street at Lacock, underpass under railroad.
That’s Bike #3, my son’s ride. It usually travels down to AIP on the front of a McKnight bus, but with two other bikes down with chain trouble, I decided to make a trip into Tahn on it.
Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, some things Sprout from Kuhn’s Quality Foods.
I think I might have to ride in tomorrow morning after all…..
I took this exact photo a couple weeks ago and almost posted it as a tag. So I have some pretty fresh stock photos I could try to pass off as the real thing, tulips, rowers, my bicycle, I got it.
@Nate, do you have a photo of the other side of the building? Or the lower left corner of this side? Those are what make the clues make sense, obvious if you happen to be right there looking at it.
I’m so bummed! Last night I went out to get the 2 Wheelset of Fortune tags. I had no idea that the Tag-O-Rama tag was just a few blocks from my route to the Middle Street tag.
I could have done a triple-tag night, arggghh.
Boo, not sure. Apparently no pictures on this computer here. I might not have, um, kept them at all. I think there’s some pretty clear clues there. I’ll add one more, the location is not at all convenient to us easterners.
Oh man I am a dumbass. I went out looking for it but came up empty and now i realize where it is. I looked around the kuhns off of Brighton. I should have thought harder. When i lived in the cascades, I would come down this road at the beginning of my treck into town. Fffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge. Maybe tomorrow before work if I am not exhausted. But if i get bruced, at least I will have gotten some good climbs in.
Perrysville and Vincentian in observatory hill. I will post pics of theother side of the building later. Gotta get to work. All downhill from here
This is the other side of the building that the previous tag i picked up. i guess that is commodore perry in the mural. a co-worker’s nephews goes to perry and they are the commodores.
this tag does not push the Boundaries of this game, but I do love going past the ghost guys from pac-man. i do not love the loud, sketchy noise that pipe makes.
a co-worker’s nephews goes to perry and they are the commodores.
Probably not these commodores.
The pghbridges page on this bridge says
This trestle is one of the few wooden trestles in the county — and all the more special since it handles almost daily railroad traffic. The other wooden bridges in Allegheny County are pedestrian bridges.
The “daily railroad traffic” part is no longer true: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10028/1031690-155.stm
Since i read that article I’ve been wondering if they were going to take the bridge down. I hope not, because its probably the only thing preventing Boundary St from turning into a freeway.
TURINING into a freeway? I think the speed limit is 25 and i know cars pass me at 45 as it is
But anyway, what is up with that noisy pipe?
Yeah, good point… but imagine how much worse it would be if the bridge wasn’t there.
I believe the pipe carries steam that heats all the buildings on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Those and the Carnegie Museum and Library were all heated from the central boiler plant that is adjacent to the trestle, so none of those buildings had to have individual heating boilers. Super efficient, really. The trestle used to carry railroad cars of coal for the boiler, but it was converted to gas not too long ago.
Ok. I did see the articles. Guess I didn’t realize that the pipes would be that loud from something like that.
I know where that is. if you look over the cliff side view you can see the footings of an old incline that went up that hillside.
Also that new construction is what caused the damage to the house on the right. The house on the right was occupied when the cinder block wall of the new construction fell down, caving in the roof of the house while the owner was home. You can see new cinder blocks inside of the old house.
Now to work up the motivation to go ride… Probably not going to happen today. I was going to get yard work done.
I will stop being such a tag hog. But if this sits for several days, I will get it to keep things moving along.
I can’t believe the story about the block falling on the other house, that’s awful. I wonder what the contractor’s excuse was. “I didn’t see the other house”, “The other house was in the way of my house”, or “The other house wasn’t wearing a helmet”. Accidents, hmph.
@edmonds – thats a cheap shot. Construction accidents and auto v. bike “accidents” have zero in common. We all like low fruit, but that’s a stretch.
Concrete block is pretty stable and predictable stuff. Single wythe masonry walls are required to be braced with temporary lumber shoring at some maximum vertical height as they are constructed to prevent just such things from happening, so they either had mason who didn’t know what the hell they were doing, or were intentionally shortcutting. Either way, in any given realm, many accidents aren’t “accidents”. Threadjack apologies.
Hmm. Just spent almost a half an hour googling every variation of “block wall falls on house,” and couldn’t find anything. You’d think something like that would have been covered in the news. Looking forward to someone getting this tag so I can search with more precise information. Would love to know what happened there.
Ridgway St – on top of the world, it seemed.
First tag, yay!
You can easily see this apartment from the strip district. I always wanted to check it out. Getting a tag was a good reason to bike up there. Yeah, the view is great.
The Penn Incline:
There was a movie made in Pittsburgh in the early 1950s that featured a scene driving along Bigelow Blvd under the Penn Incline. Can’t think of the name. May have had something to do with baseball.
Holy Crap, I mean Holy Crap. The world of Pittsburgh is beautiful from this vantage point. Above is a montage of image’s that I shot while in the Hill.
Standing here, bike under butt, I really felt like the “King of the Hill”.
The next tag… having been on top of the world, I just went down, down, down, to get this next tag. At my feet are messages of mysterious origin found embedded in asphalt in about two dozen major cities in the United States and four South American capitals.
I’m getting this on my way to work.
Also, The 16th st bridge is definitely my favorite.
I’ve seen a few of these dahntahn.
Will drop new tag either today or tomorrow. We may hear some crickets depending on my motivation level.
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