Jon Crispin's Notebook

PNC Park

Posted in Architecture, Baseball, Buildings, Cities, Family, Sport, Travel by joncrispin on 06/08/2011

Peter and I drove to Meadville on Wednesday so that I could be with friends for a few days.  Last night we went down the 79 to Pittsburgh to catch a Bucs game.  As a family, we go to ballparks whenever we get the chance and we’ve been to PNC Park quite alot.  In 2002, Peter and I went to see a game and had almost the exact same seats.   I was shooting with my Widelux at that time and made an image that day that I have always loved.  When I shifted to digital, I stopped using that camera, but have always missed the format.  So now I shoot 2 digital images and stitch them together on the computer.  Pretty much the identical result.  Feels a bit like cheating, but I’m not too bothered. / This is a beautiful ball park.  Situated on the north shore of the river with an amazing view of downtown Pittsburgh, it just can’t be beat (unlike the Pirates who lost 15 – 5).  These seats were $27.oo each, which is an incredible bargain.  My only complaint is that it is almost impossible to find an Iron City Beer in the place.  I had to settle for a 16 oz can of  Yuengling which is arguably a better beer, but doesn’t hold the same cachet for me.

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