Nothin’ but blue skies (mostly)

Despite a bit of snow now and then (our January 2016 Snowpocalypse delivered approximately four inches of fluffy, pristine beauty), it’s been a mostly sunny Pittsburgh winter this year.

Katy took this picture at noon today (Feb. 6) - Bakery Square is the Pittsburgh home of both TechShop and Google
Katy took this picture at noon today (Feb. 6) – Bakery Square is the Pittsburgh home of both TechShop and Google

This is Adam’s and my first winter in Pittsburgh, and we believe — based on reports from our PGH friends — that this winter is a bit more mild than usual (despite hitting record lows in January).

It is a solid fact, however, that a typical Pittsburgh winter fluctuates between freezes and thaws on a regular basis (hence the joy of Pittsburgh Potholes), so we live in a logic-based hope that Pittsburgh winters will continue to be less brutal than winters which may or may not take place further north of our current location.

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I took a walk to TechShop today. Gorgeous weather.

With such a lovely winter, Adam and I have been trying to keep very active. As we live less than a mile from TechShop, Adam usually rides a Pittsburgh Healthy Ride bike to and from work, and I like to walk when I go to TechShop because I’m obsessed with learning more about the buildings in our neighborhood.

Here are some pictures of Bakery Square from my walk between Shadyside and TechShop around noon today.

Bakery Square is housed in the former Nabisco factory
Bakery Square is housed in the former Nabisco factory. The wiki article about Bakery Square mentions President Obama’s visit to TechShop in 2014!

 

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Bakery Square — Welcome to Google PGH

 

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Bakery Square elephant sculpture; you can also see a giraffe beneath the elephant’s tusks.

 

Bakery Square lion
Bakery Square lion

 

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The TechShop sign on the Bakery Square shop list

This weekend, TechShop has been displaying the art from the Pittsburgh Fun-A-Day exhibition. Participants make a commitment to producing one piece of fun a day every day in January (for a total of 31 pieces of fun). The results are displayed at an exhibition, which this year is being held at TechShop.

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Vinyl — with artwork in the background

 

Promo buttons
Promo buttons

It’s been a happy winter so far.

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