During our recent visit to Pittsburgh, our daughter Faith and I and my brother decided to visit the area of Pittsburgh known as the Strip District. Despite the potential for rolling or rising eyes, the Strip is mainly a retail area, featuring Pittsburgh paraphernalia i.e. Steelers, Pirates and Penguin gear, and food. I’m going to flat out plagiarize a description of the Strip District that I like. It’s OK, it’s from a 2016 post of mine.
Ever since the early 1800s, the area of Pittsburgh known today as the Strip District has been an important part of the Pittsburgh economy. Once home to mills and foundries, the Strip evolved into a warehouse district and wholesale distribution center. There have always been a few retail-ish stores in the Strip. I added the “ish” because these stores have never been for the faint of heart. You generally had to know what you wanted before entering and, long before warehouse clubs were a thing, you needed to be prepared to purchase a larger than retail quantity of that stuff you wanted. Today, the Strip is a tourist destination, with a side of groceries.
Whenever I revisit a place with the intention of sharing its doors with you, I try to make sure not to include any previously used doors. That task was made a little difficult this time, due to bad tagging by my previous self. I mentioned in 2016 that I wasn’t using all the pictures I had, and that I was saving some for a ‘Pittsburgh Leftover’ post. Here’s the thing – I have had many Pittsburgh posts, several of which include doors and a few that include leftovers. I’m going to go with the doors I have, including one that I know has been previously used. I figure it gives the full experience to new readers. Yeah, I’m going with that. If you find a duplicate door, I’ll give you 100 bonus points.
As it was with the previous post, this collection of doors is offered as part of Norm Frampton’s fun weekly bloghop called Thursday Doors. Each week, door lovers from around the world gather in Montreal, Canada to exchange links to an image or a group of images of beautiful (or not) doors (or door-like things). If you are interested in participating in Thursday doors, head on up to Norm’s place. Check out his doors, check out some other doors and leave a link so we can find your doors.