Published: November 23rd 2010November 7th 2010
Pittsburgh is a pretty nice city. Love all the bridges and the geography of the place. Also loved the Andy Warhol museum, particularly the room devoted to Candy Darling. However, like so many American cities, people don't actually seem to LIVE downtown, so come the weekend it's like a ghost town. There's nothing sadder than a beautiful, pedestrian friendly, compact downtown core devoid of people. Luckily on the Sunday there was a Steelers' game, so the masses were out heading to the stadium that day.
I was lucky that my visit coincided with the Pittsburgh Festival of Lights, which consists of a bunch of outdoor light projections on downtown buildings. It was very cool. The Duquesne Incline was another highlight, as was a free exhibit in an Art Gallery called SPACE on Liberty Ave - Paper Politics: An International Exhibition of Socially-engaged printmaking.
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