Monday/ downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh is at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which form the Ohio River.  The city was founded in 1758 and named after British statesman William Pitt.   Pittsburgh no longer has its famous steel mills within the city limits but is now instead home to an economy based on healthcare, education, technology and financial services.  There are many theaters in the cultural district downtown, and I ran into stunning architecture and building adornments there on Sunday as well.

Downtown Pittsburgh is at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which form the Ohio River.


I don’t have the names of these buildings!   I just loved the contrast of the old architecture (not sure what style this is .. Baroque?) brushing up against the sleek modern stone and steel building.
I will go and stay in the William Penn hotel just to be able to admire the canopy while I wait for my taxi to take me to the airport. (I stayed at the Marriott a few blocks away).
Check out the detail of the metal work on the canopy. Out of this world.
Colorful mural painting on an exposed brick wall.
Here I am on the Andy Warhol Bridge, also known as the Seventh Street Bridge looking at the city’s skyline. The bridge spans the Allegheny River. I am surrounded by the bridge’s custard color!
And this is the Rachel Carson Bridge, also known as the Ninth Street Bridge.
Canopy of the Renaissance Center in the cultural district.
Here’s a Heinz ketchup triceratops in the square at PNC World Headquarters : a tribute to Heinz Company that has had its headquarters in Pittsburgh for more than a century now.
There was also a mosaic mirror tile Stegosaurus.
Beautiful ironwork detail on a gate in a building downtown.
This ornate clock dates from 1898 and is on the corner of the Macy’s department store, declared a national landmark.
The First Presbyterian Church in downtown Pittsburgh.  Reminds one a little of Notre Dame, does it not?
A skateboarder came riding into my picture of the old downtown and its tall buildings. This is Fifth Ave.
Here’s where the triceratops and stegosaurus are. No, it’s not a Mormon temple! It’s the plaza inside the PNC Bank’s world headquarter buildings.


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