Pittsburgh Beautiful

A social media project from Chris Klein, Pittsburgh Beautiful is the Steel City’s most engaged social media company, crowdsourcing images from amateur and professional photographers to more than 240,000 active and engaged, Pittsburgh-lovin’ followers. (Follow on Facebook and Instagram!)

Every Wednesday, in a collaboration with Pittsburgh Beautiful, Postindustrial will post the most shared image from Pittsburgh Beautiful’s social media platforms, along with a statement from the photographer behind the most engaging shot.

Check back Wednesdays to Postindustrial for the week’s most engaging photo from Pittsburgh Beautiful!


June 26, 2019

“This was one of those early morning shots in early spring where everything was perfectly aligned; the colors of a beautiful sunrise just starting to form, the city skyline still lit up from the prior evening, and the bright lights of PNC Park bathing the field in green. This photo to me is proof that Pittsburgh has one of — if not the best — views in all of Major League Baseball. Let’s Go Bucs! 

— Brad Berkstresser

June 20, 2019

“Mount Washington is known for it’s dramatic skyline views, and the inclines are known to provide a few of those special moments. This one, captured by Felix Padilla, marries the serenity of a classic Pittsburgh sunrise with the peaceful grace of the Monongahela Incline. It was submitted with the Pittsburgh Beautiful app, available on iPhone and Android.” 

— Chris Klein

June 12, 2019

“Pittsburgh has a stunning skyline that can be captured in a multitude of ways. There doesn’t seem to be an angle, exposure or location that reflects the city as anything but beautiful. Most are taken from Mt. Washington, but Bob Becker caught this beautiful evening shot from the North Shore near the Carnegie Science Center and submitted it to Pittsburgh Beautiful via the new Pittsburgh Beautiful App for iPhone and Android. A useful tool for all things Pittsburgh, you can find out more and download it here.

— Chris Klein

June 5, 2019

“I went up to the West End Overlook hoping to catch some lightning or maybe a rainbow, but once the storms passed, the sky turned crazy. So I stuck around, and when the sun started going down, the colors were beautiful! It just kept getting better and better. So glad I stayed that night; I almost packed up and left.”

— Darrell McCrea

MAY 29, 2019

“While walking along the North Shore, I noticed how the West End Bridge in the background framed the portrait of the happy homecoming depicted in the Vietnam Veterans Monument. I find this monument evokes the joy of a happy reunion and, at the same time, the sadness of remembering those who never returned.”

— Jan Murphy Griswald

MAY 22, 2019

One thing I love about Pittsburgh is the ever-changing beauty of nature in the Steel City. Pittsburgh photographs well whether it is cloudy or sunny, in every season, no matter what time of day. There is always a chance for a beautiful shot. I took this as I sat on the sidewalk on Mount Washington by one of the overlooks. The sunrise and the clouds give the city a mystical appearance, and the railings seems to invite you to take a closer look at the beauty we call the Burgh.

— Morgan Iacovino

MAY 15, 2019

“I was really in the right place at the right time when I took this image. I am an amateur photographer, and I happened to be up early that Saturday morning and took a walk along the North Shore. I got a few nice photos of the bridges and buildings with the reflections on the water. Then, the sun started to come up and I noticed all the bright colors. I thought the angle of the photo made it appear as though the Fred Rogers statue was ‘watching’ the sun rise in these amazing colors. What made the picture extra special is that the school where I work had just finished a kindness-themed week. Seemed a great way to cap off an amazing week of acts of kindness.”

— Dan Showalter


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