A cold, overcast day greeted me as I took my first steps through downtown Pittsburgh. From the days of the Steel City, the city of Pittsburgh has received a makeover. I was here to experience the Pittsburgh Renaissance for myself.
However, this wasn’t the weather I was hoping for when I landed. I wanted to see the city in all its colors under beautiful blue skies on a warm spring day.
As I walked through downtown, I didn’t know if the skyline and the weather would cooperate. As I discovered, this city is special.
Impressions of Pittsburgh
I spent two days walking the streets of Pittsburgh – the Strip District, Market Square, the Stadium District, and even the steel mill history of this once dirty, gloomy city. Surprisingly, Pittsburgh has gone from Steel City to Tinseltown – a Hollywood of the East.
I was here to learn about the film industry in Pittsburgh. Yet my introduction to Pittsburgh started with a walk downtown on a cold, gloomy Spring Day.
I headed towards the heart of the city to enjoy a bite of breakfast before walking along the riverwalk. My first views of Pittsburgh showed me that this city isn’t done with its makeover.
A number of construction projects are continuing downtown as the city seeks to become one of the greenest cities in the US. As I headed towards Point State Park, the city introduced herself with the best it has to offer.
With 446 bridges, Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice. Point State Park leads you to the point where the Three Rivers of Pittsburgh meet – the Allegheny ,Monongahela, and Ohio. From there, a walk along the river walk shows off two amazing sports stadiums – Heinz Field and PNC Park.
Over the next couple of days, I explored the new downtown Pittsburgh as well as the old steel and iron mills of its years gone by.
Is Pittsburgh the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen? No. However, there may not be another city in the US that has had a more amazing makeover than Pittsburgh.
The city of Pittsburgh is beautiful, under blue and gray skies.
A Pittsburgh photo essay
Have you visited Pittsburgh? What are your favorite places to see in the city?
A cloudy morning walk through downtown Pittsburgh
In the afternoon, the sun came out a little in the Strip District
Blue skies and clouds on my last day in Pittsburgh
Travel expenses for my visit to Pittsburgh were provided by Visit Pittsburgh. All photos and opinions of Pittsburgh are my own.