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  1. same woman, twice

    Snapshot Title: same woman, twice
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Amalfi, Italy #1
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    or twins?



  2. person on balcony

    Snapshot Title: person on balcony
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Agrigento, Italia
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    with laundry



  3. lounge chairs

    Snapshot Title: lounge chairs
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Sorrento from the Belaire Hotel
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    the lounge chairs have a panel that can be used as a shade



  4. Maison du vent

    Snapshot Title: Maison du vent
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Train derailment site, Lac Mégantic, Quebec
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Archway on the Wind Walk (La marche du vent).



  5. hill

    Snapshot Title: hill
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Train derailment site, Lac Mégantic, Quebec
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    train that derailed came down this hill



  6. Lac Mégantic (the lake) in the distance

    Snapshot Title: Lac Mégantic (the lake) in the distance
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Train derailment site, Lac Mégantic, Quebec
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Musi-Café, where most of the people died, was approximately at the location of the car in lower right, I was told.



  7. Mon is muddier

    Snapshot Title: Mon is muddier
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh from Mt Washington on a sunny February afternoon
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Monongahela River (bottom) is browner, Allegheny River (top) is greener.



  8. Duquesne Incline

    Snapshot Title: Duquesne Incline
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh from Mt Washington on a sunny February afternoon
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Used to transport workers from houses up here on Mt Washington down to factories along the river. Now it's more of a tourist thing.



  9. Rock Alley

    Snapshot Title: Rock Alley
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: view from CMU Entertainment Technology Center roof
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    A century ago, many poor people lived here. See rockalley.org Will open in a new tab or window/



  10. Hot Metal Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Hot Metal Bridge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at Sunset from Trimont Building
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    over the Monongahela River, and beyond it is traffic on I376, the "parkway east" backed up before the Squirrel Hill Tunnel



  11. PNC Park

    Snapshot Title: PNC Park
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at Sunset from Trimont Building
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    home of Pittsburgh Pirates baseball



  12. An impression of the Point, in the ice

    Snapshot Title: An impression of the Point, in the ice
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at Sunset from Trimont Building
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    The ice along the Allegheny River left an impression of the shape of the point, and then was pushed slowly downstream over the course of the day (or several days?).



  13. Six bridges!

    Snapshot Title: Six bridges!
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at Sunset from Trimont Building
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    From front to back: 6th St Bridge (aka Roberto Clemente Bridge), 7th St Bridge (aka Andy Warhol Bridge), 9th St Bridge (aka Rachel Carson Bridge), Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge, Veterans Bridge (I576), a...



  14. Children's Hospital, Lawrenceville

    Snapshot Title: Children's Hospital, Lawrenceville
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at Sunset from Trimont Building
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    And the Cheswick Power Plant up the Allegheny River, beyond it.



  15. a barge-shaped slab of ice

    Snapshot Title: a barge-shaped slab of ice
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: The Three Rivers are Icy!
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  16. Ice at the Point flowing slowly

    Snapshot Title: Ice at the Point flowing slowly
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: The Three Rivers are Icy!
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    You can see an impression in the shape of the Point in the ice that's flowing slowly down the Allegheny River.

    The Monongahela River gets much more barge traffic than the Allegheny, which explains wh...



  17. the gorge

    Snapshot Title: the gorge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Gorge with icicles at Hell's Hollow, McConnell's Mill State Park
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    narrowest part



  18. icicles in the gorge

    Snapshot Title: icicles in the gorge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Gorge with icicles at Hell's Hollow, McConnell's Mill State Park
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  19. icicles from the cliff

    Snapshot Title: icicles from the cliff
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Hell's Hollow waterfall at McConnell's Mill State Park after the big freeze
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    some of them 15 feet tall



  20. Paul watches the falls

    Snapshot Title: Paul watches the falls
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Hell's Hollow waterfall at McConnell's Mill State Park after the big freeze
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  21. when I tried walking on the ice here

    Snapshot Title: when I tried walking on the ice here
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Hell's Hollow waterfall at McConnell's Mill State Park after the big freeze
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    I punched through



  22. icicles growing in front of the falls

    Snapshot Title: icicles growing in front of the falls
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Hell's Hollow waterfall at McConnell's Mill State Park after the big freeze
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    I wonder what this looked like on Tuesday morning, when it was about 40F degrees colder!



  23. stairs down to the falls

    Snapshot Title: stairs down to the falls
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Hell's Hollow waterfall at McConnell's Mill State Park after the big freeze
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    beware the freezing water underfoot at the bottom! A few people punched through the ice here.



  24. waterfall

    Snapshot Title: waterfall
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Hell's Hollow waterfall at McConnell's Mill State Park after the big freeze
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    partially covered in ice



  25. sandbar

    Snapshot Title: sandbar
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Monongahela River and Homestead from Duck Hollow
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    just downstream from Nine Mile Run



  26. Homestead-Grays Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Homestead-Grays Bridge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Monongahela River and Homestead from Duck Hollow
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  27. Carrie Furnace

    Snapshot Title: Carrie Furnace
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Monongahela River and Homestead from Duck Hollow
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    a smokestack



  28. Rubber Duckie

    Snapshot Title: Rubber Duckie
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh from Trimont bldg 12th floor
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    and fountain at the Point



  29. Neville Island is at center

    Snapshot Title: Neville Island is at center
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: 360 Panorama from Trimont building on Pittsburgh's Mt Washington
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Shenango Coke Works and various chemical plants (producers of some of Pittsburgh's worst air pollution)



  30. control tower at Pittsburgh Airport

    Snapshot Title: control tower at Pittsburgh Airport
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: 360 Panorama from Trimont building on Pittsburgh's Mt Washington
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    most runways are to the right



  31. misaligned warning light

    Snapshot Title: misaligned warning light
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: 360 Panorama from Trimont building on Pittsburgh's Mt Washington
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    oops



  32. Paul warms up.

    Snapshot Title: Paul warms up.
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: 360 Panorama from Trimont building on Pittsburgh's Mt Washington
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    While the gigapan and camera do their thing.



  33. some of Pittsburgh's taller buildings

    Snapshot Title: some of Pittsburgh's taller buildings
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: 360 Panorama from Trimont building on Pittsburgh's Mt Washington
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    US Steel Building at upper left, PPG Building at lower left, Cathedral of Learning in center distance, and Mellon Building at right.



  34. Mike, Paul, Rick, and David

    Snapshot Title: Mike, Paul, Rick, and David
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Downtown Pittsburgh and Mt Washington from Trimont roof, lower level, sunny day
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Mike (Trimont maintenance staff), Paul, Rick Palmer, and David Bear.



  35. downtown Pittsburgh

    Snapshot Title: downtown Pittsburgh
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Downtown Pittsburgh and Mt Washington from Trimont roof, lower level, sunny day
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    the "golden triangle"



  36. David Bear (and Michael, behind him)

    Snapshot Title: David Bear (and Michael, behind him)
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Downtown Pittsburgh and Mt Washington from Trimont roof, lower level, cloudy day
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    both helped arrange for our afternoon of photography from the roof



  37. Paul is headless

    Snapshot Title: Paul is headless
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Downtown Pittsburgh and Mt Washington from Trimont roof, lower level, cloudy day
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  38. Rick Palmer has Pittsburgh in his soul

    Snapshot Title: Rick Palmer has Pittsburgh in his soul
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Downtown Pittsburgh and Mt Washington from Trimont roof, lower level, cloudy day
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  39. downtown Pittsburgh

    Snapshot Title: downtown Pittsburgh
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Downtown Pittsburgh and Mt Washington from Trimont roof, lower level, cloudy day
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    dahntahn



  40. Heinz Field

    Snapshot Title: Heinz Field
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh from Trimont roof, 360 degrees
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



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