2013 Year in Review Framing Pittsburgh

Before the new year starts, I thought it would be fun to look back on some of the most viewed and most “liked” posts on this blog. I may also throw in a couple of my personal favorites that may have not received that much attention their first time out.

For some of these Year in Review stories, I may add other photos or additional notes that have similar subject matter but did not run in the particular post the first time out. I will also provide a link to the original version.

For those of you who missed these posts the first time out, I hope you will enjoy them. For those long timers I hope you will enjoy taking a second look. I will also be running new posts as warranted so please keep an eye on the ISBAA dailies.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made this blog a success.

This photo of the tallest tower in PPG Place was taken from a Just Ducky Tours boat on wheels.

This post ran originally Sept. 24, 2013. The Original Post can be found at Framing Pittsburgh Please see more photos and text below.

The more time I spend in Pittsburgh the more I am of the opinion that the Steel City is one of the most photogenic towns in the country. How high on my list is it? I would include it in my top three, with Boston, 2, and San Francisco, number one.  Two of my favorite vantage points are on Mount Washington and from the window of a Just Ducky Tours duck boat.

The shot above of downtown Pittsburgh was taken through a window in the Monongahela Incline toll house on Mount Washington. The shot below was also taken atop Mount Washington. The city has some great lines and patterns. Please see below for more photos and text.

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This photo was taken from one of the  incline stations that over looks the city


imageHere is a nighttime shot taken from Station Square.


I shot this from a Just Ducky Tours  boat in the Ohio River about an hour before sunset.

By the way, if you are looking for a great way to tour Pittsburgh both by land and river, I would highly recommend Just Ducky Tours. Our tour guides were very friendly and entertaining and it is very fun way to photograph the city.

Thanks so much for spending time at my blog today.


  1. As a native Pittsburgher, I’m not at all surprised that our breathtaking skyline has made your top picks list! Thanks for the recognition and fantastic shots! We are so proud of this place, and now your viewers can all see why!


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