The View from Mt. Washington

The view of the primary from Mt. Washington is taken on by Mountain Girl at, and she starts by talking about the view itself…

The view of Pittsburgh’s skyline and three rivers from Grandview Avenue has become one of the most recognizable visual symbols of our city. In fact, it’s been the backdrop for a lot of the national news coverage leading up to the Pennsylvania primaries on Tuesday.

The view is spectacular but it represents Mt. Washington less and less for me the longer I live here. There is so much more that a lot of people don’t see.

…And she goes on to treat us to a taste of both the tangibles and the intangibles that make Mt. Washington special as a neighborhood:  the urban environment, the park that surrounds the neighborhood, the people picking up trash, honking, and waving hello.

Here in Mt. Washington we can’t ignore the view. We don’t want to ignore it. It’s part of us. But it’s not all of us.

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