Regarding South Side

Saturday, August 8 2015

Scotch with Pa

Pa hoists a glass

After I got the swim in with Ma, Pa and I went down to Piper's Pub and had some Scotch.

It's a shame Pa can't taste as well as he used to. The surgery altered his whole olfactory setup. On the bright side, that reduced sensitivity means I don't have to buy him the top shelf stuff.

Still, we're celebrating – his 65th year, his recovery and his pseudo-retirement. I ordered us some Laphroaig 18. 

On the topic of: Bandanas, Drinking, Family, Pittsburgh, Scotch, Snapshots, South Side, Western PA

Sunday, December 1 2013

Window in to What Used to be Ace Athletic

When I look at that slight card table in the middle of the open space, it makes me envision images of Pompeii. There was no Vesuvius here at Ace Athletic, only a liquidation of assets. Yet, I see this scene is an archaeological find.

What's preserved is mundane now, but in a thousand years, would somebody say "Look at how they lived!"? Probably not. They'd probably be asking in Mandarin anyway.

On the topic of: Abandoned Spaces, Pittsburgh, South Side, Storefronts, Urban Living