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Old 09-06-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Then:Philly, PA Now:HCMC, VN
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I was born and raised in Philly. I've never been out west, as in west of Pennsylvania, therefore I'm curious to know the differences between the two largest and iconic cities of Pa, besides the history.
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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I was born and raised in Philly. I've never been out west, as in west of Pennsylvania, therefore I'm curious to know the differences between the two largest and iconic cities of Pa, besides the history.
Terrain is a big difference between Pittsburgh and Philly. Philadelphia is relatively flat while Pittsburgh is surrounded by hills and is in a much more distinctive river valley than Philly is.

But there are similarities in that both are cities of neighborhoods(Pittsburgh has its own Point Breeze!), universities(Pitt, Duquesne and CarnegieMellon), medical centers, intense/loyal sports fans, museums(I love the Andy Warhol museum)and pretty good restaurants.

I like Pittsburgh plus it's not far from Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece: Falling Water. It's just a remarkable in IMO.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh seems to be more alligned with Midwestern culture as well - a hardly anecdotal piece of evidence being that they refer to soda as "pop" (after living for years in the Midwest, moving back East, and returning recently for a trip to Iowa this was just as confusing as the first time around).
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Lol this is my favorite skit from the Kroll Show. It's about two brothers who two pawn shops, one in philly and one in pittsburgh



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qeY0mIn1K0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEA8uxzTrgc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOb6p1m5lQg

cracks me the hell up.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:27 PM
 
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Pittsburgh seems to be more alligned with Midwestern culture as well - a hardly anecdotal piece of evidence being that they refer to soda as "pop" (after living for years in the Midwest, moving back East, and returning recently for a trip to Iowa this was just as confusing as the first time around).
I lived most of my life in both. I would agree with this. Especially a few decades ago. Pittsburgh is very different than Philly to me. "pop" and "Yinz"-lol
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I like Pittsburgh plus it's not far from Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece: Falling Water. It's just a remarkable in IMO.
We also have a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, just over the Philly city line in Elkins Park: Beth Sholom ... FLW's only synagogue, and one of his greatest architectural works.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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We also have a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, just over the Philly city line in Elkins Park: Beth Sholom ... FLW's only synagogue, and one of his greatest architectural works.
Wow-I actually didn't know that. When our relatives came over from England they drove out to Pittsburgh to see "Falling Water" which I also would love to see.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:56 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I lived most of my life in both. I would agree with this. Especially a few decades ago. Pittsburgh is very different than Philly to me. "pop" and "Yinz"-lol
I don't know, Lion-O. At first glance, Philly and PGH seem strikingly different, but it didn't take long for me to realize there are a lot of subtle similarities.

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We also have a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, just over the Philly city line in Elkins Park: Beth Sholom ... FLW's only synagogue, and one of his greatest architectural works.
Beth Sholom doesn't have much curb appeal, IMO, though the congregation is probably in great part to blame for not maintaining the exterior.

I'd still love to take a tour one of these days, though, and unlike Fallingwater, it's not far off the beaten path.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:50 AM
 
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We also have a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, just over the Philly city line in Elkins Park: Beth Sholom ... FLW's only synagogue, and one of his greatest architectural works.
There are a couple of his houses here too. One in Ardmore, near Wynnewood Rd. And another somewhere in S. Jersey.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:53 AM
 
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Wow-I actually didn't know that. When our relatives came over from England they drove out to Pittsburgh to see "Falling Water" which I also would love to see.
Kentock Knob is another of his near Pittsburgh. Fantastic. It's built into a hill.
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