Tag: Pittsburgh

Pic(k) of the Week – Heinz Field

Located in the southwest corner of the state of Pennsylvania, the city of Pittsburgh is positioned atop the Allegheny Plateau and first became an economic power in the mid-1800s. The credit for the boom goes to Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie and many others who contributed to the city’s manufacturing industries. In the early 1980s, as production began to move overseas, the city faced a major … Read the rest

An Eco-Friendly Tour of Pittsburgh

 

Old Pittsburgh relied on coal and steel, the new one depends on talent. Putting behind the trappings of a successful industrial past and spasms of unemployment, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself with new industries, sports stadiums, parks, biking trails, contemporary art galleries, eateries and pretty much everything you would expect in a middle-size American city. To read more, go to http://www.vagabondish.com/eco-friendly-biking-tips-pittsburgh/

Pic(k) of the Week – Elephant in Pittsburgh Zoo

Summer’s No Fun for Mr. Fuzzy Here

After the long winter and the incessant showers, we are having a pretty intense summer. The headline “dangerous heat wave bakes east coast” is doing the rounds. For reasons unknown, my thoughts turned to the penguins and polar bears and every other creature used to the cold climate of the poles; especially the ones who have been transplanted from their natural habitat and are living … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Pittsburgh Zoo

We met this big fella at the Pittsburgh Zoo during our biking trip in the city. As I settle down to write about our trip I look at all the pics we took of the cityscape, the stadium, the museums, the sculptures but none of them can match the mood of this one. I wonder, what’s this gorilla thinking? Does he like the broccolis? What’s … Read the rest

Steel City’s Point of View

James West’s “Point of View” is a larger than life bronze sculpture depicting George Washington negotiating with the Seneca leader Guyasuta atop Mount Washington in Pittsburgh.

Since today is Thanksgiving Day I thought of posting something in keeping with the origin of this holiday. On second thoughts, I could have doodled a turkey and blogged about baked brussel sprouts but the Barefoot Contessa beat me … Read the rest

What a Bummer! The Lion’s Asleep!

“Mommy, look…the lion’s dead!” squealed a kid as the king of beasts lolled lazily in the sun. Another one was a tad worried “He’s been shot!” “No honey, he is fine,” assured Mommy. One kid had the final word. “Lions are boring,” she declared. We were at the Pittsburgh Zoo where the main attraction had decided to take an untimely nap.

The lioness hovered over … Read the rest

Pedal Pushing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The long drive and the lack of fall foliage did not deter us from visiting Pittsburgh, which many claim to be the ultimate bike-friendly city. Renting a bike each from Golden Triangle Bike Rental, my husband and I set out to explore the city on two wheels. Due to some construction work, part of our trail had detours. This of course took away the pleasures … Read the rest