Friday, September 28, 2012

Take a Walk: Octopus's Garden in Friendship

On Saturday I had an hour to kill before meeting up with a friend for some North Side adventures. So I took a walk. (As part of my effort to walk around my neighborhood more often.) My destination was something I had passed by and heard about in passing, the Octopus's Garden in Friendship on S. Aiken.  Earlier in the day I had been walking around running errands and buying hot beverages and donuts and had the feeling of "I'm in love with this place" hitting me pretty hard. Hidden gems in my neighborhood like the Octopus's Garden definitely add to the love. For where I am in my life now, I can't think of a better place to live than in Bloomfield and on the edge of Friendship, Garfield, and Lawrenceville. Here are some photos from the garden. If you ever find yourself with some time to kill after grabbing brunch at The Quiet Storm or coffee at Voluto, walk down S. Aiken and enjoy the garden for yourself. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I registered for a 5K/10K race next week called City Spree, which has no set course -- you essentially "choose your own adventure" and go to different checkpoints. The checkpoints are chosen to represent hidden gems all around various East End neighborhoods. So today they revealed one of the checkpoints, which happens to be the Octopus's Garden. Well, I had never heard of that, or at least by that name, and I wanted to look it up. My search led me to your blog, which, first of all, gave me the info I wanted about the garden, but secondly... I am really looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog! I absolutely love living in Pittsburgh, and I recently moved to Bloomfield, which is fantastic... so I'm glad I discovered your site :-)