Thursday, January 30, 2014

50 States: Pennsylvania - ...Pittsburgh In The West...

Pittsburgh is only four hours from Baltimore yet we have only been there once, which is a shame since Pennsylvania is one of the closest 50 states to us. And not because it wasn't delightful because it was. Being an industrial town, it bears a lot of similarity to Baltimore but some how seems both more rugged and picturesque at the same time. The best views of the city are from the top of the Duquesne Incline overlooking the city.


And the place has so many gorgeous bridges.


It's a city with some very good museums with huge dinosaurs.


And while the dining scene isn't as trendy as Philly, Pittsburgh isn't without it's charm. Like Primanti Brothers where french fries are a sandwich condiment.


But just walking around the city is full of sights. I've always had a soft spot for the modernist charm of PPG Plaza which had a Heinz (another Pittsburgh trademark) stegosaurus.


Pittsburgh is famous for its fanatical sports fans and with the stadiums right on the river, who can blame them.

But there are always surprises. One morning I saw a woman reading a Kurt Vonnegut book while sitting on the Point State Park Fountain.


And one of my favorite photos of all time is the one I took of this mural on a random downtown wall.

Pittsburgh is a city of many charms which I should try to get to more often. But there are more photos of it here.


DemetriosX said...

The angle on the picture of the funicular makes it look like the things are nose down and really uncomfortable. But the other pic shows that isn't the case, of course.

Nice to have you back to blogging yello. Can't wait for you to get to states I've actually been to.

yellojkt said...

It feels good to be blogging again. The good part of the 50 States in 50 Weeks paradigm is that it gives discipline. Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are time sinkholes and far more ephemeral than an actual blog.

I really have no order I'm doing these in other that I plan about a week or two in advance, so I'm glad to take requests.