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DSLR Diaries: Pittsburgh Vacay

At the end of February, I took a fun road trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my guy and had a blast. I honestly was so psyched to take my DSLR camera out of New York for the first time, and I had such a fun time taking pics and video during the trip. I did leave my camera behind during some parts of the vacation due to a few places not allowing professional cameras and whatnot (I’m also not great at night photography yet so I didn’t really bother taking my camera out after 6pm), but I am happy with the shots I got.

We stayed at the Oaklander Hotel, which is right near the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland, so at night there were tons of college kids out and about in the streets and the bars.

The hotel itself was a bit odd as the check in desk is not in the lobby on the first floor, but instead on the 10th floor (you read that correctly, TENTH) where the Spirits & Tales hotel bar is. Other than that, the room was great (the stand up shower situation was also odd but after a while you get used to it) and I would stay there again if I were to go back to Pittsburgh for another vacation.

Enjoy some of my favorite shots from my Pittsburgh vacay!

Chasing the sunset on the Pennsylvania Turnpike while traveling to Pittsburgh.
The Pitt Panther Statue
The Cathedral of Learning
Inside the Cathedral of Learning
Austria Nationality Room – The Cathedral of Learning
Israel Nationality Room – Cathedral of Learning (imagine sitting at one of these desks!)
Heinz Memorial Chapel
Inside of the Heinz Memorial Chapel
Dr. Thomas Starzl Statue at UPitt
Oakland Mural
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Oakland Ave
View from the terrace near Litchfield Towers at UPitt
Oakland Square
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Mad Mex Restaurant
Bouquet Gardens
Love locks on Schenley Bridge
Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park
Phipps Conservatory
Dinosaur statue wearing a scarf near the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Downtown Pittsburgh
Heinz Field
PNC Park (Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates)
Wagner Statue at PNC Park
Birmingham Bridge
Heading back to NYC

Be sure to follow my Instagram @thewhisperboxpix for more photos!

A vlog featuring the footage I took during my Pittsburgh trip is up on YouTube as well:


One response to “DSLR Diaries: Pittsburgh Vacay”

  1. […] Thankfully, February 2020 was not as horrid as the month prior. The Whisper Box turned seven years old (where has the time gone?!) and I went on a vacation as you saw in my previous post. […]

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