Kristen Shaw

Postindustrial, Pittsburgh Beautiful, Kristen Shaw

Photo by Kristen Shaw

“I grew up walking the ramps of Three Rivers Stadium and came to love the Pirates as Bonds, Bonilla, Van Slyke, Drabeck, and Bell played the game. Even though I was too young to have seen Roberto Clemente play, I’ve always been drawn to his story; his greatness on and off the field makes him a hero to many generations. As I was traveling in the North Side and came upon this mural on Madison Ave., I knew I had to pull over and capture the image. What an impressive tribute to an amazing ball player and awesome human being.”

— Kristen Shaw

Chris Klein roots are from Pittsburgh, and his grandmother was born in Castle Shannon in the early 1900’s. Pittsburgh in the early 20th Century, while booming and bustling, was a dirty place. Not so today! Pittsburgh moved him. He loves to capture beauty in unique ways and was inspired to create Pittsburgh Beautiful as a way to share that with everyone.

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Submitted with the Pittsburgh Beautiful App; available through the App Store or Google Play!”

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