Wish You Were Here!
I’ve got picture postcards from Pittsburgh, where we’ve taken a few days away to explore a city close’ish to home over the holiday weekend:
And my favorite site, RandyLand. A public art-and-garden scape in the works since the 1990’s. His moving story is on the first panel:
We had two full days…and could have filled many more. A few favorite things: the food stalls + markets in The Strip District; colorful row homes; the richness of 90(!) official neighborhoods throughout the city, including this one where we stayed; Pittsburgh’s walkability + ease of navigation; interesting history; down to earth people.
It’s on my list of places to come back to–and at only 2 hours + 20 minutes from home, that should be easy! The Senator John Heinz History Center (Smithsonian); The Frick; The Carnegie Museum of Art; The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; a longer visit with my cousin (and a picture next time!); a longer browse in the City of Asylum bookstore; a visit to White Whale Bookstore; time to get lost.
At the end of our day, I asked everyone to give me one word or phrase to describe PGH, and I think Troy nailed it:
Pittsburghers are passionate about Pittsburgh.
(Yinzers, would you agree?)