Pittsburgh’s history in boxes.
“The wonderful story of steel is here told in such a way that those who have no technical knowledge of steel-making may enjoy and appreciate the miracles that have been accomplished.” -Herbert N. Casson, The Romance of Steel
“Cycling is possibly the greatest and most pleasurable form of transport ever invented. Its like walking only with one-tenth of the effort. Ride through a city and you can understand its geography in a way that no motorist, contained by one-way signs and traffic jams, will ever be able to. You can whiz from one side to the other in minutes. You can overtake £250,000 sports cars that are going nowhere fast. You can park pretty much anywhere. It truly is one of the greatest feelings of freedom once can have in a metropolitan environment. It’s amazing you can feel this free in a modern city.” –Daniel Pemberton, The Book of Idle Pleasures
Head outside to a park that fosters observation, exploration, and play. An Environmental Center is on the way! Meanwhile, visit Blue Slide Park, play tennis, and eat a yummy sandwich at Frick Park Market. Continue reading Frolic through Frick Park
“A building to rise 500 feet or more above the grass…perfect in all details of material and design, would be a symbol of life on the campus. It would tell Pittsburgh every day of these values. It would unify Pittsburgh into a community conscious of its character…and no student could be so dumb but that he would at some time feel the lines and arches cry out to him a powerful note of victory and adventure.” – John G. Bowman
At the center of the University of Pittsburgh campus, this is one 535 foot tall landmark that you simply can not miss.
You won’t want to spend the rest of your life here, but this architectural masterpiece is worth an afternoon of your time.
“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” –Picasso
Earrings at Ujamaa: $35.
Al’s Special from Grandma B’s: $7.50
Haircut from Big Tom’s Barber Shop: $20
Visit to the Hill District to experience it all: Priceless Continue reading Over the Hill (District)
“Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep […]
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.”
– Mary Elizabeth Frye, “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” 1932.
An open air shrine honoring Our Lady of the Parkway located in the neighborhood of South Oakland. The shrine is perched on a cliff overlooking downtown and your prayers will be complemented by the traffic buzzing by below.
Where it lacks in fame, the Cloud Factory makes up with its natural power.
What do Quantum Theatre Company, the Irene Kaufman Settlement House, and President Taft all have in common? RODEF SHALOM!
Marked by houses covered in murals, handcrafted wooden wings, and Chinese characters, this Northside sanctuary brings writers, readers, and neighbors together in a thriving community.