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.