However, take away my bike and force me to face the brutal reality of the bus? I will wake up early and walk. (Disclaimer: I believe the bus is a very important and vital tool to our city. I use it from time to time and it is something that really allows me to live without a car in Pittsburgh. I just like to use my own two feet to get around.)
Ultimately, walking to Downtown takes a bit longer than busing to Downtown. So I really would save time and sleep longer if I rode the bus. But it had been a while since I walked to work. I used to walk to work all the time in Boston before I got a bike. I'm never one to turn down a long walk, so I forced myself awake by treating me to a nice coffee for the way in.
And I took some photos along the way.
|Flowers in Bloomfield|
|Looking over Lawrenceville into Millvale from Penn Ave.|
|I see this every morning coming down Penn. But I'm normally on wheels and not feet, so it was considerably easier to take a picture.|
|This place on Penn does great business in the mornings around 8:20 a.m.|
|If there were an award for most colorful building in Pittsburgh, Salem's would have to be a contender.|
|Troy Hill in the distance. Love that colored wall.|
|And I got to work *right* at 8:30; I couldn't have timed it better if I tried.|