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New Abandoned Sites and Upcoming Markets

In 2015 we photographed four new sites for Abandoned Pittsburgh: a fire-engine house in Point Breeze, a community center in Etna (now home of the ScareHouse), a high-rise office building in Braddock, and a rusted bridge and tunnel in Layton. We're always looking for more sites ... two more to go before we're ready to publish Abandoned Pittsburgh Vol. 3. Prints of these sites will be on the Abandoned Pittsburgh site in next week, available for purchase: Meanwhile, we're getting ready for 2016 markets: Three Rivers Arts Festival, Central PA Arts Festival, Mt. Lebanon Arts Festival, Handmade Arcade, PDP Night Markets, Picklesburgh, I Made It Markets, and more. Stop by our booth and say hello!

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AB8: Abandoned PIttsburgh 3 is here!

Abandoned Pittsburgh 3 is published! Order at or visit us at our upcoming markets:June 20: Downtown Pittsburgh Market (8th & Penn)June 26: RAW Artists (Club Zoo, Smallman Strip)June 28: WYEP Summer Music Festival (Schenley Plaza)July 11-13: SouthSide Works Exposed (SouthSide Works)And thanks to everyone who visited us at Three Rivers Arts Festival!

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AB1: Intro

From the introduction to Vol. 1: Pittsburgh’s history is enchanting. It is the land of pierogies, babushkas, neb-noses, gumbands, jagoffs, jimmies and redding up. The first night World Series was played here ... the first polio vaccine was developed here ... the first motion-picture theater was opened here ... and the first Big Mac and banana split were eaten here. Few American cities have retained their immigrant-founded ethnic neighborhoods, and yet proud Pittsburghers can still be thoroughly Polish, German, Jewish or Italian in Polish Hill, Deutschtown, Squirrel Hill or Bloomfield. Pittsburgh now looks to a future of innovative technology, medicine, financial services and education, and is rightly proud of its blue-collar charm and much-lauded livability. But Pittsburghers are slow to...

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