Exploring Pittsburgh

I’ve never imagined that Pittsburgh was such a maze of staircases, hills, and alleys so when I arrived in the city, I’ve been up or a surprise. It’s a treat to explore on foot but unlike other cities, Pittsburgh neighborhoods are well hidden one from another with natural landscape so traveling around them requires much more directional navigation.

 

 

 

 

 

4121 Main, a coffee bar, flower shop, and art gallery

 

 

 

 

Reed&Co serves cold-pressed juices and healthy bites

 

 

 

Wildcard offers a selection of paper and home goods, with a wide selection of works by local makers

 

 

Penn Avenue Fish Co serves one of the best fish sandwiches in town

 

 

 

Mello & Sons, a charming outpost for vintage clothing, records plus events

 

 

 

 

 

At Kinsman shop, you’ll find a carefully curated selection of menswear and homeware

 

 

 

Maggie’s Farm is an independently-founded distillery and the first producer of craft rum in Pennsylvania dating back to Prohibition

 

 

 

Mattress Factory offers a refreshing look at Pitsburg’s gallery scene focusing on site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world

 

 

“Sculpting Gravity” assembles works by artist Allan Wexler that explore the daily irritants caused by gravitational pull, the irregularity of the natural world, and how the built environment an act as a method of levitation.

 

 

A window into another world at Randyland — a house and an art yard created by local artist Randy Gilson and considered one of the most colorful public art projects in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constellation coffee serves one of the best espressos in Pittsburg.

 

 

 

Every city has a name for its public transportation system. In Pittsburg, it’s Port Authority painted 8 times on each side of the bus

 

Sapling press, a local letterpress shop and studio.

 

 

 

 

7800 Susquehanna Street, one of the recently renovated studio buildings is becoming a vibrant space for local makers and brands

 

One of the studios at 7800 Susquehanna Street, Stak Ceramics, a studio of 4 people making chic minimal desk accessories for phones and tablets.

 

 

 

 

 

Spaces Corners is an artist-run photobook gallery and project space — the only place of its kind in Pittsburg

 

 

 

 

An upcoming event at Spaces+Corners is dedicated to the release of photographer Susan Lipper’s new book, “Domesticated Land”

 

 

 

A few out of 446 bridges in Pittsburg

 

For a crisp afternoon beer, head to Allegheny City Brewing

 

 

 

 

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