A big city is made up of lots of little parts, many of which are aesthetically pleasing but overlooked or hiding in plain sight. On its website, City Paper highlights these artful bits and pieces of the man-made urban environment, such as building components, abstract patterns and street art.
This page offers a selection of our recent picks, and we invite you to submit your own photographs for consideration. Close-ups are best; no people, vistas or flowers; must be part of the public space. See pieces.pghcitypaper.com to submit an image.