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Old 10-18-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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I don't like Louisville at all. It's a character-free dump.
Louisville is far from the worst places I've been to. Old Louisville is a great, character filled place.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Wilkinsburg
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Sweet pictures, dude. Looks like you had a great weekend.

Also, I've visited Louisville and Lexington and liked them both, though for different reasons. I had a GREAT time on Bardstown road!
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Sweet pictures, dude. Looks like you had a great weekend.

Also, I've visited Louisville and Lexington and liked them both, though for different reasons. I had a GREAT time on Bardstown road!
That's odd to me. I came back to Lexington and was immediately stricken with depression as happens every time I come back to this stale, character-free, sprawling dump :P
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Methinks you were on one of those "Private Roads" near to Chatham University's campus in that last photo! Did they try to tase you?!
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I came back to Cranberry Township and was immediately stricken with depression as happens every time I come back to this stale, character-free, sprawling dump :P
Sounds about right.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I don't like Louisville at all. It's a character-free dump.

BUT here are some photos from INSIDE the city (though some wouldn't even be imagined so in any other city) ::
The Highlands of Louisville seemed pretty cool though.

Regarding Pittsburgh photos - interesting! A few comments:

Cupcakes with BACON on top? Damn, that's fattening.

Yeungling Beer - I've heard of it, never knew it was a Pittsburgh one.

Moroccan place? What was that? Was that the inside of the large building that was in the photo before it?

Dragon on a ceiling? Is that in the same place as the Moroccan-looking place?

Statue with the guy with the guitar.....I love statues with guitar-players. Who's the guitar-playing guy?
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Statue with the guy with the guitar.....I love statues with guitar-players. Who's the guitar-playing guy?[/quote]

Acccording to Wiki, the guitar player is Uncle Ned.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Foster
The guitar player in the statue is nobody in particular. It is the other guy who is significant. It is Stephen Foster, the Pittsburgh born songwriter. He wrote most of his songs in the late 1840s and early 1850s. Some of these songs include Swannee River, Oh Susanna, Beautiful Dreamer, etc. He was the #1 songwriter of the day and is considered the father of American music. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh. The home where he was born in 1826 still stands on Penn Avenue. He died in 1864. Here is the house where he was born and raised. If he was born here in 1826, this house was probably from the 1800 to 1820 era. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3422+P...137.37,,0,-6.1

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Old 10-18-2011, 11:57 PM
 
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The ethnic-themed rooms are Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt:

The Nationality Rooms - Welcome!

(Love the wild turkeys, by the way--I always get a thrill spotting them in the City.)
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Yeungling Beer - I've heard of it, never knew it was a Pittsburgh one.
It's not. It's Pennsylvania beer, though -- made in Pottsville in Northeastern PA.

Yuengling: An American Story since 1829 | America's Oldest Brewery
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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I absolutely agree, go to Mt. Washington:
Downtown Pittsburgh - A. G. Photography - Commercial Photography | SmugMug (http://ag-photography.smugmug.com/Architecture/Downtown-Pittsburgh/19077731_c2NWts#1484150606_x6vPRd4-A-LB - broken link)

Awesome view and also go quick there is one home that has the coolest Halloween display you've ever seen, go at night, it is sooooooooo worth it!

Ohh and Oakland too, there is some wonderful architecture there. Looks to me like a Mini DC!
http://ag-photography.smugmug.com/Architecture/Oakland-PA/19441608_9wrGDp#1538160135_JTwFfq4-A-LB (broken link)

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