Category Archives: Handmade Maps

The Cathedral Map: S. Aiken over East Busway, Shadyside

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The Cathedral Map: S. Aiken and Ellsworth, Shadyside

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The Cathedral Map: Walnut and Telephone, Shadyside

The gray skies finally broke today. The sun came out this afternoon and backlit the Cathedral as it set, offering some nice views from the East End. I snapped a few shots on a rush hour walk through Shadyside.

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The Cathedral Map: 23rd and Jane, South Side

In the enthusiastic hours before last night’s loss, Allison and I took a walk through the South Side Flats. We saw some interesting sights — subtle and not so subtle — and thought some interesting thoughts and we’ll have a … Continue reading

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The Cathedral Map: Ivy Way, Shadyside

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The Cathedral Map: West End-Elliot Overlook

I spent the morning in Elliot today researching a future installment of Pedestrian Pittsburgh. I stopped by the West End-Elliot Overlook to take some obligatory photographs and found a friend in the distance:

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The Cathedral Map III: East Liberty

I walked a quick little loop today — Friendship Avenue to Penn Circle to Friendship Avenue — but I didn’t see the Cathedral in the distance. It made me wonder if it’s visible anywhere in East Liberty at ground level.

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The Cathedral Map II: Bloomfield

I started the Cathedral Map in earnest today, strategically and methodically, and it was as awe-inspiring as those timid adjectives imply. The most interesting thing I saw that wasn’t the Cathedral was a fried wonton smooshed into the sidewalk. I … Continue reading

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The Cathedral Map I: Getting Started

This morning I started a project I’ve been wanting to take on for a while: using the Cathedral of Learning to map Pittsburgh. The idea is to make a map of Pittsburgh showing all the places where you can see … Continue reading

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