Mount Washington

Sunday, May 22nd 2005

It was sunny and all around beautiful out today for what might be the last time in a while. I felt the need to do something outside, and settled on a trip up Mount Washington. The view of downtown from there (though at night) was ranked the #2 most beautiful place in the country a couple years back by USA Weekend. It still looks pretty during the day too.

Pittsburgh has these things called “inclines” that go up the big hill. There’s two of them, the Duquesne Incline and Monongahela Incline (or “The Mon” as locals know the namesake river). I rode the Duquesne, which has been in operation since 1877!

I took tons and tons of pictures. If you want to see them all, go here. But I’ve filtered down the best:

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Inside the Duquesne Incline, looking out over Heinz Field and the three rivers.

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Exterior view of a Duquesne Incline car. The Mon cars look very different both outside and inside.

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View of downtown from the top of the Duquesne Incline. Imagine it all lit up at night.

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There’s all these neat observation decks scattered around the top.

22. May 2005 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. When I saw the middle two photos, I knew I had been somewhere close to that very spot before. If memory serves, I ate at a restaurant called The Tin Angel that must be in the proximity. Do you know it? Am I right?

  2. While I haven’t eaten there, I do remember seeing a place by that name today! It’s maybe a block from the two you recognized.

  3. I road those a few years back. I thought the veiw was awesome.

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