Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where We Will Meet
Plaza, with tall metal poles, in front of Children’s museum
Where The Walk Will End
Federal Galley - amazing food, 30 drafts, and more!
About This Walk
Though they may not be running at the time of the WWPW, the starting point features a “stand” or “grove” (for lack of better words) of tall metal poles that are actually misters. During the Summer they regularly create a cloud that engulfs the plaza. Mist or no, they are an interesting photo subject. This is where we will meet. In case of rain there are covered areas within view of the poles.
From there we will make our way toward Allegheny Commons Park West for a bit o’ nature and some cool railroad tracks. Then we’ll backtrack a bit and head down Merchant Street, under the tracks, and past the Clark Building. The railroad underpass is old and gritty and dark. Bring a tripod or flash!
Just past the Clark Building we’ll pass under freeway exits and onramps. These provide fantastic lines for wide angle shots!
Several blocks past the Clark Building we will come to the North Shore Walk. The view of the city and the rivers is phenomenal! We’ll take our time along the river, go past the water steps, and turn at the east side of PNC Park.
Then It’s back under the ramps and the tracks and, finally, to the Federal Galley. This place has 4 kitchens, all offering different kinds of food. There is a large bar in the middle of the common seating area. It has 30 beers on tap and some unique cocktails. So, bring your appetite as well as your camera!
There is a good amount of street parking in the surrounding area.
The entire route is 1.5 miles. Average walking time is 35 minutes. The plan is to make 6 stops of 10 to 20 minutes each. But that’s open to suggestion.
The walk will last about 2 hours.
In case of rain, bring an umbrella. With a few detours we can follow roughly the same route. There are at least 4 structures, along the way, offering enough shelter to take pictures.
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