Philadelphia

Pittsburgh Pictorial – My Quick Trip To The City of Steel

If you were following along on Twitter, FB, Periscope and Instagram you saw I went to Pittsburgh last weekend to check out the Andy Warhol Museum.

Over the past year I was reading The Andy Warhol Diaries, or actually re-reading it. It was great. I might read it again. It’s a good chronicle of the 70’s, fame, the creation of fame and being humble. A lot of his work influenced the work I do.

Mike and I capped off our July, which was chock full of birthday’s, anniversaries, and milestones with a road trip to Pittsburgh. We love our road trips.
Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice, the Duck Boat operator told us. There are a lot of water activities on the rivers around Pittsburgh. I was impressed, so many tour boats, kayaks, jet skiing, water taxis, lots to do on the water.
The Andy Warhol Bridge
We headed to the Pirates game at PNC Stadium.
They close one of the bridges so folks can walk over from downtown. At the foot of the bridge, outside of PNC they have fun things for the fans to do before going into see the game.
During the games and concerts at the stadiums, boats hang nearby to hear the events.

We didn’t have a lot of time as we were only there two days. We walked to this park at the end of Liberty Ave. It’s where the three rivers meet.

The last day we took the Duck Boat tour. Wish we had taken it the first day. We saw and learned so much. Plus it was fun. 
I think I’ll take a duck boat everywhere I visit.
I was excited to see the Mister Rogers Statue. Seems he was from Pittsburgh, who knew?
There’s a museum too:

Fred Rogers & Us – Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Born Fred McFeely Rogers
March 20, 1928
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Died February 27, 2003 (aged 74)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 

Duquesne Incline

So fun. 

Great view of Pittsburgh from the top of the incline.

 We stayed at the Hotel Monaco, which was centrally located downtown.

Then it was time to go home. It was a great trip.