The Newtown Pentacle

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End of week, odds and ends

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

A few odds and ends photos from my recent exploratory visit to Pittsburgh’s Oakland. Popped this one out from behind the wheel of the Mobile Oppression Platform on my way home while stuck at a light.

The bridge in the distance is called the 30th street Bridge over the Monongahela River, but truth be told, I was pulled in by the painted “B&O” Railroad logo on the overpass. If that’s original… it has to date back to when I was in high school and that was before Metallica.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

See that shot above? Panther Hollow, that’s all I’m going to say. I know what time to be here, and now I know where it is. At the right time, and this is the right place, there’s going to be a train in future iterations of his shot.

I’ve now got two locations scouted for the “money” rail shots. Right place, not the right time.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Back home in Dormont, and Our Lady of the Pentacle and myself successfully went out for drinks and dinner and then took mass transit back home. That’s the T street car leaving the Potomac station at beer o’clock.

Back next week with more from Pittsburgh, lords and ladies.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

March 17, 2023 at 11:00 am

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  1. Panther Hollow. Sounds, and looks, interesting!

    Jaye Haviland

    March 17, 2023 at 11:14 am

  2. Great photos and interesting commentary about your visit to Pittsburgh’s Oakland. I especially appreciated your attention to detail in noting the B&O Railroad logo on the overpass. I’m curious, did you happen to learn anything about the history of that particular bridge during your explorations?
    David Brock
    Philly Local Support

    David Brock

    March 17, 2023 at 5:27 pm

  3. Aha starting to look more like LIC. Love it. Makes me comfortable.


    March 19, 2023 at 7:32 pm

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