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Heinz Chapel Tours Are Fun, Free, & Educational

Achievement: #67. Visit Heinz Chapel

If you’re looking for free and educational, we’d suggest taking a guided tour of Heinz Chapel in Oakland. We learned a lot, and boy, are those stained glass windows magnificent! Continue reading

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A Quick Tour Of The Carnegie Library, Oakland Branch

Achievement: #64. Visit 4 Libraries

In this first installment of four, we give you a tour in photos of the main branch of the Carnegie Library, nestled in the neighborhood of Oakland. Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Church Photography: The Oakland Edition

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

Alright, I’m not going to lie, I was scrambling to get these last three churches. I couldn’t fail this Achievement two years in a row! (We did fail in 2009… I don’t think we have a single church picture!) So … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Churches: First Presbyterian Downtown

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

Our second church is one of the beautiful downtown churches. There are at least two churches (maybe more, but I only know the two for certain) that are wedged in between tall office buildings and shops, and while that would … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Churches: Waverly Presbyterian In Regent Square

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

Our seventh church is a more-modern design in Regent Square, and they have the best signs ever. As you can see, the sign this time is for ‘Blue Christmas,’ but Waverly Presbyterian also advertises fall festivals and periodic blessing of … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Churches: St. John’s Lutheran In Old Economy

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

Church #6 is a very near and dear one to my family’s heart. In 2011, you will get a better idea of my family’s connection to Ambridge (this is where my mum’s side of the family lived, and we are … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Churches: Immaculate Heart Of Mary & St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

We passed churches #4 and #5 on our way between the Strip District and home on a day in December. The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Roman Catholic church in the Polish Hill area of town. Here is another … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Churches: Immaculate Conception In Bloomfield

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

Church #3 took us until November to get… I am really not understanding the difficulty rating on this Achievement! Immaculate Conception is a beautiful church in Bloomfield, situated between the shops and restaurants on Liberty Ave. We always loved passing … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Churches: Third Presbyterian In Shadyside

Achievement: #58. Photograph 10 Pittsburgh churches

This Achievement started in 2009, and while it seems like quite a simple one, it has proved to be very hard to pull off! Pittsburgh has beautiful architecture all over, but the old stone churches are truly some of the … Continue reading

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Iconic Pittsburgh Architecture: The Cathedral Of Learning

Achievement: #34. Take dramatic pictures of famous Pittsburgh buildings

I have two favorite buildings in the city of Pittsburgh: the first is the Steel Building downtown, and the second is the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland. The Cathedral holds a special place in my heart because of my time … Continue reading

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