Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beautiful in Pittsburgh - who knew?

Last week I went to Pittsburgh for work. I had never been to Pittsburgh and always thought Pittsburgh was kind of a industry, dirty hole. I could not have been more wrong.

Pittsburgh is GORGEOUS!!! REALLY! I know! I was so shocked. The waterfront (3 rivers) is beautiful! The skyline is awesome! You know how a lot of cities have just a bunch of tall buildings with little interest? Pittsburgh has a great mix of old and modern architecture making up a really pretty skyline. The baseball stadium is AWESOME and open right to the river. I was in shock. (and don't get me started on the housing prices - people around here pay more for cars!)

I didn't get a chance to spend time in the city (although the nice folks there did drive me though downtown and by the ballpark), but I really want to go back. They have these cool funiculars (they call them inclines) that go from the city (in the valley) to the top of the bluffs. My kids would LOVE that. There is also a cool Andy Warhol museum, a science museum on the river, a children's museum, lots of river cruises, and of course, the awesome ballpark.

We will be back to Pittsburgh, seriously one of the prettiest cities I've seen in a while. Who knew??!!

(i took the pic at the top, but didn't have a good skyline one, stole this from a random site)


Annikke said...

Looks pretty!

scott davidson said...

Wow. Fantastic monster there. The urbanity monster striding forth, as it does in most cities of the world. Nice hand-drawn banner too. Something like this image, , by French painter Fernand L├ęger, maybe effective painted large on a wall too, acknowledged as a copy of course. It can be seen at and a canvas print of it can be ordered from there.