Journals Pittsburgh

Culture and Lights in Pittsburgh

Created by zabelle on October 15, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

The Festival of Lights and the Festival of Firsts make Pittsburgh a perfect fall destination

Positively Pittsburgh

Created by zabelle on June 28, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

Who knew what a historically fascinating city Pittsburgh is? Not me but with the help of Guide KJLouden I was destined to find out.

Soccer in Pittsburgh

Created by MilwVon on February 5, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

The US Youth Soccer Workshop & Conference brought me to Steeltown for five days.

A Young Couple in Pittsburgh

Created by wsmith727 on August 14, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

11 Reviews
1 Story

Pittsburgh is trying to clean up its image as a dirty steel town by accentuating its local charm and through some very successful revitalization projects, most notably in Homestead, site of one of the bloodiest labor strikes in US history.

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Pittsburgh: Europe Meets Midwest

Created by justin121883 on April 17, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

10 Reviews

A native Pittsburgher expounds on his home town's oddly European gastronomical charms.



Three Rivers: Stages for Empires and Arts

Created by kjlouden on June 20, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews
2 Stories

Monongahela means “River of Steep, Sliding Banks.” Twenty-three inclines once carried passengers and cargo up and down those banks. Earlier, forts guarded them and battles bloodied them. Today, cruises, bus tours, and Heinz exhibits recount the history of the river’s ghosts.

A Case of the Guide Leading the Guide

Created by kjlouden on March 25, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews
1 Story

Idler is coming! Idler is coming! What to show her of Pittsburgh? She must see the view from Mount Washington; walk along the rivers; tour Nationality Classrooms, Heinz Chapel, and “the Frick”; hear the Symphony; see a play; walk downtown; make me laugh; and... like “my” city!

Pittsburgh's Museums: Firsts and Foremosts

Created by kjlouden on February 11, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
4 Stories

From Rubens, dinosaurs, and mummies to Pennsylvania long rifles, trolleys, and rare live birds, Pittsburgh’s museums have something for everyone. Legacies of Carnegie, Heinz, Phipps, and Frick, together with efforts of conservationists and a distinguished history, have produced a wealth of treasures for growing tourist crowds to see.

From My House to the Opera House

Created by kjlouden on December 9, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

At my house there was no wretched, condemned Dutchman roaming the earth searching for eternal love--just an oh-so-sure-of-himself German-American fellow proclaiming, “I’ll never go to the opera! Give it up or you’ll die trying!”

Pittsburg Downtown: History and Holidays

Created by kjlouden on July 8, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

The train leaves Station Square and mounts the trestle bridge high above the Monongahela River. Even locals’ eyes are fixed on the skyline of Pittsburgh Plate Glass and US Steel, competing with river traffic to dazzle us. Our moment in the sky ends abruptly: we dive underground and emerge downtown.

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