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Huffington Post: Go Check Out Pittsburgh (Yes, Really)

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The more I blog, the more I want to blog.  I stumbled across two different articles raving about the complete fantastic-ness of Pittsburgh–which actually happens pretty regularly.  For the record: I live in a small university town out in the woods but still near enough to get into “The Burgh,” but I’m in love with the city. I feel fortunate that I got to live there for 3 years when I was in my 20s, –long enough to learn my way around, and to gain a clearer understanding and appreciation of the forces that were being marshaled even then, that would lead to the surge in energy and vitality of the present day.  So, from now on, when I read something great about my favorite city, I pass it along to you.  And by all means, get yourself over for a visit.

Got a Little Free Time This Spring? Maybe Go Check Out Pittsburgh (Yes, Really)

There are many ways in which Pittsburgh is not like other cities — let’s start with the grand entrance. Whether you’re coming in from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, or shooting under Mount Washington on their way in from the airport, you can’t help but notice: Here is a city with a lot going on in the looks department.

The setting, along those famous three rivers (Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela) at the foot of those dramatic hills, is pretty great. That impressive skyline is a constant reminder of a time when Pittsburgh was one of the world’s most important industrial capitals….

 

By JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels, growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.

2 replies on “Huffington Post: Go Check Out Pittsburgh (Yes, Really)”

It’s pretty incredible what’s happened in the past twenty years, and especially the past five–lots of young people, lots going on. Some call Pittsburgh “the new Portland” but around these parts we like to think of Portland as the rough draft of Pittsburgh. Ha. Plan a visit. William Pitt was a rich British guy for whom the city was named.

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