We went out to Pittsburgh for an extended Memorial Day weekend. It was an hour flight from Philadelphia. We took the bus downtown, which was easy enough, and the price was right, but they definitely need a bigger bus on that route. That bus/van hybrid they run was not cutting it.
our second night consisted of fireworks after the Pirates game
I can't remember the name of this bridge but after the games it's closed to traffic. The cops at the other end give the all clear sign and the crowd takes off. We couldn't figure out where everyone was going because we had figured out on our first day that hardly anyone lives downtown. It turns out that most of them were headed for the train or bus and some were headed for parking garages.
here's that same bridge during the day, this time looking towards the CBD rather than away from it.
This felt more like it belonged in colonial Philly or Boston. Maybe this is what Pittsburgh looked like before oil and steel?
This is the Amtrak station which was across the street from our hotel. Beautiful building but the station is closed for most of the day. We couldn't figure out what was above it.
Downtown was full of neglected back alleys like this one. I wonder how many "New York movies" were shot back here. I know that Philly movie "10th & Wolf", the Donnie Brasco sequel that just came out, was shot entirely in Pittsburgh.
pressure wash this thing already. This is, hands down, the filthiest bldg. (a church no less) that i've ever seen
The Wood St. Station of the "T"
Sorry DC but i think i have a new favorite subway. Wood St. Station again.
the mezzanine level. Look how shiny those floors are!
The South Side.
The uber-cheesy Station Square.
One of the two(?) original buildings in the Station Square complex.
The rest of it looks like this.
What is it with this state and illegal parking and double-parking. We stopped and stared, slack-jawed for 5 minutes before snapping this one
Broad St. in South Philly. Yes, that car in the center turn lane is parked and they're parked like that for 2 miles from Oregon Ave. all the way up to Washington Ave.
after a few beers i really could've used this thing but it wasn't working.
The Southside Works. It wasn't anything amazing but it felt right for Pittsburgh. It worked and when it's finished and gets 10 years of weather on it i'm sure it will feel even more right.
This threw us off a little. Cheesecake Factory? That and the kids playing in a fountain, in their bathing suits, in a shopping center at 9:30pm
A church in Bloomfield. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and Alabama in the middle. We just call it Pennsyltucky.
getting into the layers of buildings that make up the downtown.
You stay classy Pittsburgh! (pun intended)