This is picture of "Lake Elizabeth" in Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh's North side. The downtown Pittsburgh skyline is in the background. This is a beautiful bit of open space in an area of the city that has seen a good deal of improvement in the past decade or so. This space is an urban respite, but the view connects you to the city. This is an incredible community asset. It it vitally important that cities preserve places like this and create them in existing neighborhoods where it is possible.