a statue of two men
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Guyasuta and George Washington in Pittsburgh. Sunday Morning Photograph.

They did not always see eye-to-eye.

A bronze sculpture called Point of View depicts Guyasuta and George Washington meeting. A scenic view of the city of Pittsburgh sets the backdrop.

Guyasuta and George Washington in Pittsburgh. Sunday Morning Photograph.

a statue of two men
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

The following words appear on a plaque near the sculpture:

After first crossing paths in 1753, Guyasuta and George Washington then spent years on opposing sides in the French & Indian War. In October of 1770, they met over a council fire to revisit the past and discuss the future of this highly-prized region. They are depicted here with an implied equality, as they mirror each other in posture and position. The two were said to have parted on friendly terms.

a statue of a man and woman looking at each other
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Guyasuta was an important leader of the indigenous Seneca people who was central in the diplomacy and warfare of the second half of the eighteenth century. Guyasuta accompanied and guided a young George Washington through Pennsylvania to Fort Le Boeuf in 1753.

a paved path with a view of a city
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

James A. West created the sculpture, which was dedicated in October of 2006 by Luke Ravenstahl, who was the mayor of Pittsburgh at the time.

a stone walkway with a statue on top of it
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Final Boarding Call

I liked the sculpture with the dramatic panorama of the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in the background.

Point of View
1435 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15211

The purpose of the weekly series of Sunday Morning Photograph articles is to feature photographs from my travels around the world which you can view while enjoying your morning coffee.

Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate With Brian Cohen, which include photographs taken of nature and sights of interest in many countries and territories around the world — including but not limited to:

Andorra • Argentina • Austria • Bahamas • Bahrain • Belgium • Belarus • Botswana • Brazil • Bulgaria • Canada • China • Chile • Colombia • Côte d’Ivoire or Ivory Coast • Cyprus — including the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus • Czechia or Czech Republic • Denmark • Dominican Republic • Egypt • England in Great Britain in the United Kingdom • Estonia • Finland • France • Germany • Hungary • Iceland • Ireland • Italy • Kenya • Latvia • Lebanon • Lesotho • Liechtenstein • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Malaysia • Morocco • Mozambique • Netherlands • Oman • Panama • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Singapore • Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Swaziland or Eswatini • Sweden • Switzerland • Thailand • United Arab Emirates • United States of America • Uruguay

All photographs ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

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