The Long Way Home

Secret Neighborhood
November 10, 2010, 7:55 PM
Filed under: Pennsylvania | Tags: , ,

cabin room

On Sunday afternoon, Jeff and I visited friends who live in Lower Greenfield, or more colloquially — “the Run” — made famous by Big Jim’s, which featured on an episode of  “Diners, Dives and Drive-ins.” It’s a quiet neighborhood tucked under a bridge. When I visit people’s houses,  I take mental notes of their neighborhoods, imagining what it would be like to set up house in rooms  filled with empty, clean spaces full of light.

tin ceiling detail in laura and mike's studio

iron city



found in Big Jim's parking lot

early november


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I love the kitchen shot (those shadows!) and the clock. You captured Western PA well and it’s making me homesick.


Comment by moth

Thank you! The Run reminds me a lot of Hazelwood, where my great-grandmother lived. Stepping into our friends’ kitchen was like stepping into hers and it made me wish I could go back.


Comment by Lisa

ahh, you’re in The Run. I love that kitchen sink!


Comment by Allegheny Eats

I loved the entire kitchen – they have such a great house.


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