02 April 2010

i'm so NOT a city girl

note: click on any of the pics for better look

even though i was raised a bit
closer to the city,
i have lived in the suburbs
for the past 24 year.

i'm not saying it's county here,
but you can hear the cows moo early in the morning.

tonite we hit the city streets
in a section called garfield
and attended the GA/gi festival.

anyway, the weather was awesome
if not actually a little on the hot side
(guess we arent having a 'spring'this year)
and we figured it sounded like a cool thing to do.

first we hit the
pittsburgh glass center

they had a great exhibit going on
"From the Earth to the Fire and Back"

everything was made of glass
(duh..hence the name 'pittsburgh glass center')

my favorite by far

nice necklace

and i did love this...it is a genuine old
window, mosaic'd and grouted

then we headed across the street to the new
glass lofts

some sort of 'eco living' structure

didnt really get it all,
but definately 'lofty'

the coolest thing i thought
was that they used garage doors to open out to
the balconies

tres cool !

they were mostly empty,
used tonite for art installations

i enjoyed the architecture much more
so that's mostly what i'm
going to show you

a little preface....

this is a really bad part of town,
some groups are working very hard
to make this street the
art district

as you can see
alot of buildings have been bought up
(no doubt, very cheaply)
and renovated

this is a tattoo parlor... nice job with the building

there were alot of creative ways people used the space

liked these awnings
very innovative

i also have a thing for old doors
i just love em
shame, some of these are
on abondoned houses
but the doors are still too cool to me
would love to have them !

some buildings were just cleaned up
painted and such
with no modern touches added
(that's the way i like them)

closed.........hmmmm...do you think so ??

side of a building
nicely painted..the building...not so much

this was neat..you have to click on the pic and read it///too hard to explain

same here.......click and read.....

this was my favorite 'artsy' thing
click on the pic and really look at it !

way coolness.......
(i think i need some new adjectives)

used to be me..
not anymore
6 years now smoke free ...yeah !!!
(but i still got a kick out of the sign)

greasy, yummy pizza...mmmmmm
wait a minute...
is that a cow i see.............
something familiar !

think i'm not in kansas anymore toto...

oh wait...and i met this guy on the street

haha...he asked me for directions.....

i took a gazillion more pics,
but i think i have to stop...
need to get some zzzzzzzzzzz
so i can get up and head to 2 flea markets in the a.m.

ta ta


kimmykats said...

I am really liking the chair and jar window myself. Looks like a very interesting visit of the art world.

angela walker jewelry said...

Thanks for sharing Jeanne! So happy I found a fellow Pittsburgh blogger : )
Health and happiness,

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