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Nothing but blue skies

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

That’s the Homestead Grays Bridge pictured above, spanning the Monongahela River. I don’t have much to say about it other it was lit up all pretty like on a recent Sunday afternoon when I was passing through. The last week has been pretty much overcast or super rainy here in Pittsburgh. Annoyingly so.

At any rate, one managed to get out and about a few times last week when it wasn’t raining or dire.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

An errand of a somewhat pedantic nature, actually a series of such errands, found me nearby something I’ve been wanting to take a gander at – Pittsburgh’s South Park. It’s another one of the mega massive public amenities hereabouts. I was in the neighborhood and had an hour or so to spare before needing to head back to HQ, so I picked out a random destination within the 2,000 square acre urban park to aim myself at.

When I pulled the Mobile Oppression Platform into a parking lot, a big pile of deer were roaming about. They stuck around for a few minutes and posed for pictures before scampering off into a wooded section.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There’s an actual traffic roundabout in the park, something very common in Europe but not so much in the USA. As it turns out, the random spot I chose to pull the car over has an enormous “historicity” to it, but I’ve always been lucky when it comes to stumbling across places with an interesting past.

More on all that tomorrow, at your Newtown Pentacle.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

March 27, 2023 at 11:00 am

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  1. […] Nothing but blue skies — The Newtown Pentacle Advertisement […]

  2. A pile of deer – you must be from NYC.


    May 12, 2023 at 6:52 pm

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