A Walk Through Pittsburgh’s Hill District

When I moved to Pittsburgh in April of 2000, I immediately fell in love with the city. One of the things that I tend to do whenever I end up in a new city, I like to wander around, get lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood, photograph my way out, and talk to anyone I meet along the way. Over the years I have amassed quite an archive of photographs of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Last week I walked through Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood. Some parts of it have been gentrified and rebuilt into a series of cookie-cutter townhouses and apartment complexes, some retained their original look, and some have fallen into disrepair. Every time I walk through this neighborhood, I find these once-loved buildings crumbling and falling apart, and that makes me incredibly sad.

Downtown Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington

Views of downtown Pittsburgh from Mt. Washinton are one of the favorite things that Pittsburgh photographers and visitors like to photograph. Mt. Washington really provides absolutely incredible views of Pittsburgh, but for some reason, I haven’t visited Mt. Washington in years. Last week, on a whim, we decided to jump in the car and just drive to the Grandview St. overlook to watch the sunset. Here are a few photos from that evening, a combination of Samsung Galaxy S22 and Fujifilm XT-3 with 23 f/2 lens.