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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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Where was that pic taken?

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Of course not everyone here has stopped mourning for Pittsburgh's past, but I do think they are an ever-decreasing force.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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Where was that pic taken?
You're looking towards downtown from the Convention Center.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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No idea where that is, is the where the Stadiums are?
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Wilkinsburg
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No idea where that is, is the where the Stadiums are?
It's here.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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No idea where that is, is the where the Stadiums are?
No. It's at the very northeastern edge of downtown, north of Penn Ave between 9th and 11th Streets. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=pittsb...-8&sa=N&tab=il
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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No idea where that is, is the where the Stadiums are?
The stadiums would be behind you in the picture. The convention center is pretty much just right across the Allegheny from them
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Ohh, thank you this helps, I haven't gotten that way either...LOL


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No. It's at the very northeastern edge of downtown, north of Penn Ave between 9th and 11th Streets. pittsburgh convention center - Google Maps
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Unread 10-24-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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If you plopped this city in the middle of Eastern Europe people would go out of their way to visit it, no doubt.

With that being said, Americans are a bit more "pretentious" when it comes to their vacation destinations (and rightfully so thanks to our lack of vacation time available). Americans don't normally go on vacation to soak in the local culture (which we have in abundance) but rather to hang loose and party/relax. Pittsburgh's party life is not unique and there aren't many "relaxing" (by American standards) places to hang your hat at here either. Simply put, I don't see this city ever being a go-to tourist destination from Americans any time soon.

I myself love to check out local culture and obscure places (I had a fantastic time in the middle of nowhere in Austria last month) but I think I'm in the minority. I mean, just look at that the amount of OBX stickers on local vehicles in 2011.
I think this about sums it up.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space
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In all seriousness, when we travel abroad, we love to go to smaller cities and towns. If we lived elsewhere and were visiting the United States, I could easily see us adding Pittsburgh to our itinerary based on recommendations like this.

Lisbon in particular actually strikes me as pretty comparable to Pittsburgh in tourist terms. They are roughly similar-sized cities, and I understand what they mean in terms of both having a compelling topography. Of course Lisbon is WAY older (it is older than most cities in Europe, let alone the United States), but I think people from the U.S. sometimes underestimate how interesting U.S. cities with at least some history can be to non-U.S. people.

Anyway, this is an inherently subjective issue. As usual, though, I think the fact of the coverage alone is interesting.
Agreed and I'll add Florence, Italy to the mix with Lisbon. We just got back from a trip to the Italian Trinity (Venice, Florence, Rome). Florence was like a respite after Venice and I realized it was because I felt at home. It reminded me so much of Pittsburgh in a variety of ways - including that it's a small walkable down town with lots of bridges and a 'just folks' feel even though it's a busy city. Plus, it has plenty of art and is where we had the best starch on starch food Thanks for the link!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA (University City)
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I think Pittsburgh is a wonderful city when you're visiting a friend. Pittsburgh is a "city of insiders" in that many of its finest gems are prone to being easily overlooked by tourists. I would never have discovered most of my favorite things about the region had I stuck to a AAA guide.
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