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Jun 7, 2018 10:35:28   #
revhen
 
You are going to "h." A most interesting city. Lived in suburbs for 8 years. Father worked in Gulf building for Gulf oil. Many good suggestions.

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Jun 7, 2018 10:41:12   #
revhen
 
P.S. "Pittsburg" sans "h" are in CA, KS, NH, and TX - not PA.

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Jun 7, 2018 10:45:50   #
rydabyk (a regular here)
 
You can also get some nice cityscapes from Herr's Island. If you are into bicycling, make sure to ride some of the bike paths that run along the river in front of both Heinz Field, PNC Park and the prison. You may also want to check out the Allegheny County Courthouse and jail http://www.alleghenycounty.us/About/History/Courthouse-and-Jail.aspx

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Jun 7, 2018 11:04:41   #
DaveyDitzer
 
lellis19 wrote:
My wife and I are headed north in 2 weeks to Pittsburg. As first time visitors, we plan to catch a Pirate ballgame and go to the Pittsburg Zoo. I would like some other photo-op suggestions for the city (i.e. picturesque neighborhoods, downtown sites, etc.). Please give me some suggestions, it will be greatly appreciated.


Make sure to take your tripod and go up to Mt. Washington - Grandview Ave. overlook(s). IN good weather the view of the city is magnificent. Another good shot that can be taken by a front seat passenger through a clean windshield is of the city just as you exit the Ft. Ptt tunnel onto the bridge - gotta be prepared and quick for this one.There is also a West End overlook for a different view. Finally for the hiker, if you can find a parking spot - park on the western side of the West End Bridge (Carson Street) and walk onto the bridge for a good view of Point Park and its fountain. Welcome to the "Burgh" !

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Jun 7, 2018 11:32:55   #
IDDOC
 
To begin with, be sure to spell PittsburgH correctly, or abbreviate it-- Pgh.
In addition to those you mentioned look for Phipps conservatory in the Oakland section of town. Also in Oakland is the U of Pitt (many interesting shots--in and out), e.g. the "nationality rooms". Right there is also Carnegie museum and art center.
Downtown/ Northside - "The Point" park where the 3 rivers come together and the BB and FB fields are.
Finally, take the Incline up to Mt Washington for beautiful scenes of the city and the rivers.
I have just scratched the surface. Pgh is truly a little known/appreciated gem of a city.
Would love to hear your impressions afterward.
ENJOY!

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Jun 7, 2018 11:34:09   #
rydabyk (a regular here)
 
Yinz is kinnin' me, by the way, be sure to stop at Gian Iggle for some Isaly's chipped ham n'at, make a sammich, wrap it in some wax paper and put a gumband on it to hold it until you go dahntan, souside or s'liberty or wherever yer goin' and if anybody asks did yeet yet, show them the sammich and when yer done be sure to warsh up, an don't let none a them jagoff's give ya a hard time an if anyone tells ya kennywood's open, check yer zipper :)

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Jun 7, 2018 11:38:23   #
IDDOC
 
Wow, didn't know there was so many "yunsers" out there

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Jun 7, 2018 11:40:38   #
rydabyk (a regular here)
 
IDDOC wrote:
Wow, didn't know there was so many "yunsers" out there


We're everywhere...Go Stillers...

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Jun 7, 2018 12:11:45   #
revhen
 
rydabyk wrote:
Yinz is kinnin' me, by the way, be sure to stop at Gian Iggle for some Isaly's chipped ham n'at, make a sammich, wrap it in some wax paper and put a gumband on it to hold it until you go dahntan, souside or s'liberty or wherever yer goin' and if anybody asks did yeet yet, show them the sammich and when yer done be sure to warsh up, an don't let none a them jagoff's give ya a hard time an if anyone tells ya kennywood's open, check yer zipper :)


And remember the Stillers, have some Arn City beer, Always ret up yer ruum, and don't leave the spiggit runnin'.

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Jun 7, 2018 12:17:19   #
DirtFarmer (a regular here)
 
Indi wrote:
Right! I think Pittsburg is in Kansas and Pittsburgh is in Pennsylvania.


Pittsburg is in VT
Or maybe CA

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Jun 7, 2018 12:51:35   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
lellis19 wrote:
My wife and I are headed north in 2 weeks to Pittsburg. As first time visitors, we plan to catch a Pirate ballgame and go to the Pittsburg Zoo. I would like some other photo-op suggestions for the city (i.e. picturesque neighborhoods, downtown sites, etc.). Please give me some suggestions, it will be greatly appreciated.


National aviary. A real treat.

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Jun 7, 2018 13:18:23   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
rydabyk wrote:
Yinz is kinnin' me, by the way, be sure to stop at Gian Iggle for some Isaly's chipped ham n'at, make a sammich, wrap it in some wax paper and put a gumband on it to hold it until you go dahntan, souside or s'liberty or wherever yer goin' and if anybody asks did yeet yet, show them the sammich and when yer done be sure to warsh up, an don't let none a them jagoff's give ya a hard time an if anyone tells ya kennywood's open, check yer zipper :)


Isaly's birthplace of the Klondike Bar!!!!

One other fun bit of Pittsburgheese ... Did you know that some people steel work in the still mill.

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Jun 7, 2018 14:02:40   #
gmsatty
 
Kennywood Amusement park, especially in the evening.
It is an old style place.with great lighting.

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Jun 7, 2018 15:05:26   #
northsidejoe
 
lellis19 wrote:
My wife and I are headed north in 2 weeks to Pittsburg. As first time visitors, we plan to catch a Pirate ballgame and go to the Pittsburg Zoo. I would like some other photo-op suggestions for the city (i.e. picturesque neighborhoods, downtown sites, etc.). Please give me some suggestions, it will be greatly appreciated.


Hello lellis i have many of Pittsburgh photos on this site if you would like to view a few to see what area my be of interest to you. Then you can contact me and i will direct to the areas of interest to you. Bicycle Heaven and randyland on the northside five minutes from pnc park also very nice tourist attractions close by. What area are staying in would also would be very helpful.Saying hello from Pittsburgh.

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Jun 7, 2018 15:36:44   #
SueScott (a regular here)
 
We took a trip in to the Strip this morning and passed Pamanti Bros. - the sign on the door said "open 24 hour/day".

Also, Smallman Street is torn up - urban renewal is getting ready to repurpose the warehouses on that street into something all the yuppies will approve of - it's slated to take 19 months but will probably be at least twice that. In the meantime parking is at a premium - we parked in a lot a block from Smallman - it used to be $5 but the operator is taking advantage of the situation and upped the fee by another dollar.

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