In and around our appartment

The Shady Side Inn appartment on 5th Avenue where we stayed for the 8 weeks we spent in Pittsburgh.

The living area

  • Posted on: 3 June 2005
  • By: lucas

The television ! (with cable !)
Plenty channels, plenty crap.
It's almost impossible to watch anything because of the frequent intermissions. Except Spongebob Squarepants of course ! 10 minutes of uninterrupted cartoon ! perfect !

Ton Peijnenburg lend me his electric guitar and amplifier. He went on a short holiday so I could borrow it for a few weeks. It is a strat model Samick. Very decent to play on. I enjoyed it tremendously. I rekindled my interest in playing the guitar.

Ambulances ! and more ambulances

  • Posted on: 3 June 2005
  • By: lucas

Fifth avenue is the supply route to the downtown hospitals. UPMC (University Pittsburgh Medical Center) is the main employer in Pittsburgh. So, every 15 minutes or so an ambulance comes whizzing past our appartment. Which isn't sound proof at all (single pane windows, paper thin walls) the sirenes are deafening. We are not used to this at all. Of course now, just before we leave we got a bit used to it ;-)