A Pittsburg Perspective


We rolled into Pittsburgh a little later than our original ETA because our geekery took over and we had to make a not so quick detour to visit Notre Dame University.  However, when we came over one of Pittsburg’s famous bridges we found the city was swathed in a score of gold and black.  My ample research hadn’t revealed that pre-season had begun and that on our night in Pittsburg the Steelers were playing the Chiefs.  After arriving to The Fairmont Pittsburg 10 minutes after ticket sales closed, and thus an unsuccessful attempt to procure seats we decided to head out for dinner and soak in the buzzing atmosphere that only die hard sports cities on game day can emit.  We walked around the historic district and selected a spot in their Market Square area to sit and people watch.  After a bite we sauntered around to the river front and explored some of the art and architecture the city has been cultivating in recent years.  Although Pittsburg has remained true to its roots with an abundance of Heinz (think ketchup) buildings and modern art portrayals, and their celebration of being the birth place of of Andy Warhol, gone still are the days of purely blue collar vibe.  Although I would be amiss to neglect the gritty, authentic pulse that still runs deep and has very much been integrated into the new, vibrant scene that is found in today’s Pittsburg.

7 thoughts on “A Pittsburg Perspective

    1. It is a great city! Check out the Heinz Pig sculpture in front of the PNC building in Market Square. We are in D.C. today, heading to Philadelphia this evening and then on to New York 🙂 When does your 7 month trip start? I am looking forward to the updates!

      1. oh wow. we love dc! if you’re up for some really good chinese food – there’s a place in georgetown called “Harmony cafe” – it’s small and really inexpensive. There’s also a teahouse in that same area called “Ching Ching Cha” – with floor pillows and low tables. are you going to any museums?

      2. 7 month roadtrip starts in september – we’re hitting up these stops (with some day-trips in between): Atlanta, Boulder, San Francisco, Tucson, Albuquerque, Austin, Nashville, Memphis… it’s really just a conglomeration of places we thought might be cool and wanted to visit at some point.

      3. That will be amazing! Boulder and San Fran are two of my favorite places to be (and eat) 🙂 You will have such an awesome adventure!

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