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There was a three-alarm fire in East Liberty this morning. It burned down two houses on North St. Clair Street, but everyone inside got out okay, according to the Post Gazette. It was reported at 6:35 a.m., according to the … Continue reading
I’m not sure if these are connected to the Baum Boulevard story, but they’re similar.
Every blue USPS mailbox is stamped with the date of its birth. The earlier mailboxes appear to have just the year while the newer ones have both the month and the year. I plan to collect them all.
The fire hydrants that dot almost every sidewalk in Pittsburgh are not a uniform lot. First, they come in different designs and sizes. Some are tall and thin while other are fat and short. Some have pointed caps and some … Continue reading
Lili Coffee Shop
Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor
I found this sneaker near a lampshade in Garfield on Feb. 27.
I found these Air Jordans outside the Garfield water tower on February 27, 2012.
I found these cowboy boots several yards apart in Garfield on February 27, 2012.
I found this boot hiding in a trash can under a car on Gross Street on February 13, 2012.
I found these shoes waiting for the bus on Liberty Avenue on February 2, 2012.
I found these stylish boots in Polish Hill on January 7, climbing their way to Bigelow.
I found these shoes at the Mon Wharf on New Years Day. They were trying to decide whether to take the Polar Bear Plunge and risk getting swept all the way to Illinois.
I found this sneaker at the edge of a leaf pile in Garfield on the morning of Dec. 30, 2011.
I found this old Nike Air hiding in a small construction site in Bloomfield on Dec. 26, guarding the plywood and gravel until the rest of the crew returned from their holiday.
I found this shoeless sole in the Strip District on December 24. I imagine there is someone walking around unaware, wondering why his right foot is aching.
I found these boots on the corner of Pearl and Liberty on December 21, just three minutes after finding the previous pair. They were reading the daily headlines as I passed.
I found these shoes on Dec. 21, perched on the edge of a garbage can in Friendship Park, and I thought, “Don’t do it, shoes! Don’t jump! Other feet will come along! I promise!”
I found these shoes in a parking garage beneath downtown on December 15, propped against this railing, the right where the left should be and the left where the right should be, each eyeing the opposite direction for a pair … Continue reading
When I first found these shoes on September 20, one leaning against the wall of a house on Pearl Street and the other standing up straight on the sidewalk beside it, I imagined someone kicked them off to crawl through … Continue reading