Saturday was a nice summer day and my wife and I decided to take a walk in the early evening since we had nothing better to do – well, nothing we wanted to do, like painting. But considering how lousy our neighborhood is and the questionable characters that inhabit it, I suggested we head into Pittsburgh and walk around the city. I always have liked the architecture in the University of Pittsburgh area in the Oakland section, so I thought that would be a good place to visit. Summer weekends are relatively uncrowded compared to the normal school year and it’s a good time to explore the area a little. I, of course, took my camera hoping I could get out of my creative rut by finding interesting subjects. Well I don’t think I did on this trip but I had a few realizations, photography-wise, which I’ll try to work on later.
I did however manage to take a few shots of the buildings and I’ll pass them along to you. While looking at these photos I realized they showed a bit of a journey within our walk, so let’s go!
One of the magnificent buildings on the Pitt campus is the Cathedral of Learning:
When you enter through this door:
You come into this hallway:
Which leads you into this great room. This single shot doesn’t really show the grandeur of it all as this is only about a quarter of the room. If I had a tripod with me I could have taken a panoramic and stitched them together but instead I was limited to setting the camera on a nearby table. A ultrawide angle lens would have been a nice handy thing to have also!
And we end up on the other side of the building, which has a nice little fountain feature:
All photos taken with the Panasonic GX1 and either the Lumix G Vario 14-140 or the Lumix G 14mm
What an amazing building, you have photographed it really well.
Thanks. I’m not sure I did it justice on this trip but I’ll try to take a more serious “photography oriented” visit soon.
I always think of the first visit as the practice run for the real one. I look forward to seeing your serious shots.
These are so beautiful and you did a wonderful job capturing them all. The interior looks much like the interior of the Smithsonian Institution building in Washington, DC, albeit, on a much grander scale.
LOVE the fountain shot, excellent stuff!