Baltimore Camera Club 2019 Spring Trip

 

Dear BCC members:

 

The Baltimore Camera Club is traveling to Pittsburgh for our spring weekend trip.  The dates are May 31 to June 2, 2019 and we will be staying at the Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Waterfront.  The hotel is located in the Rivers of Steel area approximately five miles from downtown Pittsburgh.  This national heritage area is home to the Carrie Furnace as well as many other artifacts from the industrial revolution and from the steel manufacturing industry.  For more detailed information about this area please see http://www.riversofsteel.com   Tours are available at many of the area attractions - depending on participation I may be able to set up private tours for our group.

 

Pittsburgh is a very diverse city comprised of 90 unique neighborhoods and 446 bridges that span the three rivers that converge in the city.  The route to Pittsburgh passes through the Laurel Highlands scenic area which is home to three Frank Lloyd Wright homes - Fallingwater, Duncan House and Kentuck Knob.

 

The rate at the Hampton Inn is only 119.00 per night plus tax and includes breakfast daily and free parking.  We are holding a block of rooms including some with two queen beds and others with one king.  There is a link below to use to make a reservation at the hotel.  After making a reservation please send an email to me at olympus21209@yahoo.com so I can keep track of the bookings.

 

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=PITWHHX&spec_plan=CHHBCC&arrival=20190531&departure=20190602&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

 

I look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

 

Lewis Katz

Field Trip Coordinator



Update 2.16.19

The president of the Pittsburgh Camera Club has forwarded me the following suggestions in regards to our spring trip to Pittsburgh. 

The Rivers of Steel Carrie Blast Furnace National Monument is about 3.5 miles from the hotel.  See https://uncoveringpa.com/touring-carrie-furnace-pittsburgh.  I also suggest the Rivers of Steel boat trip and it is better than the Gateway Clipper especially for photography.  You will get great shots of some of our many bridges.  General website is http://www.riversofsteel.com

The inclines that go up to Mount Washington are interesting photo subjects themselves.  Take the Duquesne Incline which is about 7.5 miles from the hotel from the bottom to the top to get great views of the city.

The Three Rivers Heritage Trail goes right along the north shore of the Allegheny River with again good close up shots of many bridges.  Access the Trail from Point State Park and walk across the Allegheny River to the trail.

Other sites and buildings of interest include the Frick Building with a gorgeous dome in the lobby, the Cathedral of Learning in the Oakland area with beautiful gothic architecture as well as the Phipps Conservatory also in the Oakland area.