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Nov 16, 2008 13:02 |  #16

El Duderino wrote in post #6698106 (external link)
:lol:

What?


Brendan Gill, architecture writer for The New Yorker, 1990: "The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe, tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it."

There is a photographer on the internet who goes by the handle of "Evergray"; his pictures of Pittsburgh are just incredible, and IMO they back up gill's contention.


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Nov 17, 2008 10:31 |  #17

Mosca wrote in post #6698227 (external link)
Brendan Gill, architecture writer for The New Yorker, 1990: "The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe, tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it."

There is a photographer on the internet who goes by the handle of "Evergray"; his pictures of Pittsburgh are just incredible, and IMO they back up gill's contention.

Sorry, there may be some great buildings, but as a city it is just a child and cannot possibly compare with some of Europe's greatest cities.


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Nov 18, 2008 16:22 |  #18

Not fair.... You are making me homesick. Turtle Creek & Murrysville, Pa.

Especially like the second shot with all the bridges (in the city of bridges).

Comment on the European comments.... Pittsburgh was butt ugly, smokey and filthy when I was a kid. Yes, it is new and beautiful now....Because they cleaned up their act in the 50's, demolished numerous old buildings, tore down the mills, saved the good buildings, and built the downtown area - fresh... The roads, well, what can I say?:o


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Nov 18, 2008 17:10 as a reply to  @ Al Heline's post |  #19

North Hills representin'!!!!

Now Virginia resident.....:cry:


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Nov 18, 2008 20:13 |  #20

digidiva wrote in post #6703900 (external link)
Sorry, there may be some great buildings, but as a city it is just a child and cannot possibly compare with some of Europe's greatest cities.

I know that! Please, allow me the pride and hyperbole! If I were an arguing kind of guy, I could say that if Pittsburgh was in Europe, of course it would be much older.... :D

It is a beautiful place, and it is one of the oldest cities in North America, dating to 1754 (as Fort Duquesne; 1794 as Pittsburgh).


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Nov 18, 2008 20:24 |  #21

I didn't realize Pittsburgh looked like that! Great job.




  
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Nov 19, 2008 00:19 |  #22

williamfriggle wrote in post #6689488 (external link)
Lack of signage is typical in PA. Along with lousy roads.

I find Michigan to be the same regarding lack of signage. Very frustrating.

Anyway, as far as the OP's pics, I think they're great. I've never been to Pittsburgh, and these make the city look very beautiful indeed.

I will make it someday as I am still on my quest to see a baseball game in every stadium and PNC Park is near the top of my list of still-unseen ballparks.


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Nov 19, 2008 20:21 |  #23

LOL, everything is great about PNC Park but the Pirates. Make sure you try the food, it is outstanding.


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Nov 24, 2008 11:23 |  #24

nice shots. Did you edit the water? I know its not that blue. The mong is super dirty lol


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Nov 24, 2008 11:49 as a reply to  @ Mike_S08's post |  #25

I guess I am the only one who thinks pittsburgh is actually a very ugly place..LOL
here is the only shot I ever took that didnt look bad of the city

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Nov 25, 2008 09:42 |  #26

Mike_S08 wrote in post #6749719 (external link)
nice shots. Did you edit the water? I know its not that blue. The mong is super dirty lol

See post #11, Mike; that is straight from the camera with no pp.


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Nov 25, 2008 20:48 |  #27

Real nice shots...


Would love to see a panorama photo of the city skyline, as seen from Schenley Park's outdoor ice skating rink...

If I recall correctly, Pittsburgh is also called the city of bridges... there are more bridges connecting small neighborhoods on hillsides, and over valleys, than there are bridges over the three rivers.


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