Took a short trip out to Pittsburgh last week. Really, really cool town and I enjoyed it once I figured out how to navigate it's angled streets.
The people there are nice and they don't honk at out of towners. It's a city of neighborhoods, each one with it's own flavor.
It is NOT a smoggy, smelly steely town. Far from it. Lots of interesting architecture and they are celebrating 250 years as a settlement. I've got to go back soon - I didn't even get to the Warhol Museum!
The house on the right is the home of a Chinese dissident who has written poetry all over his house and the one on the left is The Tom Museum which I just found out is closing - should have gone in when I had a chance, darn it all!
Around the block was the Mattress Factory, an installation art gallery that I enjoyed quite a bit.
There were some dinosaurs scattered around town - I liked this mirrored one in PPG Square.
A couple of hours southeast of the city is Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water. It is an amazing home and the terraces must be beautiful when it's not raining.
A graveyard in the middle of nowhere, with no road to get to it. It was in the middle of a very large field near the Maryland border.
Today's quote comes from Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol: An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.