Photography, Cities, Pennsylvania

A Quick Visit to the Cathedral

It's been about five years since I did more than pass through Pitt's campus, where I spent some of my favorite years. So I took a gorgeous spring day to walk around.

April 26, 2021

The top of the Cathedral of Learning.

"Here is eternal spring; for you the very stars of heaven are new."

The inscription on the gates in the Commons Room of the Cathedral of Learning has always stuck in the back of my head. It's a perfect encapsulation of education and college, which is what the Cathedral itself has always been to me since I would visit with my family as a kid.

After graduating from Pitt, it's also a reminder of lots of hard work, learning, experience, and some great nights using the lights on top as a navigation beacon around 2am.

I hadn't walked into the Cathedral since Jenna and I took some photos inside after our wedding across the lawn at Heinz Chapel -- and I wasn't going to today, either, because it's only accessible to students with ID because of the pandemic.

Still, some of my favorite memories are around this part of campus and the western parts of Schenley Park like Flagstaff hill. This was an amazing spring day for a quick walk down memory lane.

The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning

The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning with the American Flag out front

The spire of Heinz Chapel

The Pittsburgh skyline from Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park

The Cathedral of Learning from Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park


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