Here are some reader thoughts and comments on last week's ANA diaries and walking tour of downtown Pittsburgh.
Zach Filis writes:
"Thank you for taking the time and effort to write about your experience at the Pittsburgh WFOM. I was registered to attend, but ended up not being able to make the show. Your write up provided a nice summary of what I missed. Keep up the good work."
Harry Cabluck of
Austin, TX writes:
"Always appreciate your work to publish the weekly E-Sylum, always nice reading.
"The latest edition's piece about your Pittsburgh visit was a delight to read.
"Your photo of the stairway in the Allegheny County Courthouse… WOW! Beautiful light and very fine composition."
I loved that photo myself - but credit goes to Garrett Ziss. I'll just take credit for leading the group to that spot.
Julia Casey writes:
"I found a 1966 newspaper article about the Union Trust Building Christmas coin toss! I loved your walking tour article. I wish I had seen some of those sites!"
Looking down in 1966...
Looking up today...
Great! Thanks, everyone.
While we didn't go there on this tour, there's another place worth visiting in downtown Pittsburgh - the lobby of the City-County Building at the far end of Grant Street. In the lobby hang Victor David Brenner plaques of Washington and Lincoln. Here are images I took several years ago.
And as proof that Pete Smith does indeed smile sometimes, Julia Casey snapped this photo of Wendell Wolka, me and Pete at Saturday's Rittenhouse Society breakfast. Nobody really knows where to put their arms when posing for a portrait...
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: PITTSBURGH WALKING TOUR
Wayne Homren, Editor
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