I’m Dreaming Of Pittsburgh

ISOA Banner  When I came across these pictures in my database I began dreaming of Pittsburgh and particularly the Heinz Museum. Don’t miss it if you are in the area.  Pittsburgh is different from any other major city I have visited. It has a raw edge to it that is a legacy of it steel industry heritage.

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Rust Belt

Pittsburgh

ISOA BannerRust Belt is a appropriate term used to describe the once thriving mill towns of the Midwest. As Wikipedia says:

The Rust Belt is a term for the region straddling the upper Northeastern United States, the Great Lakes, and the Midwest States, referring to economic decline, population loss, and urban decay due to the shrinking of its once powerful industrial sector…

Pittsburgh is perhaps the epitome of that term.  During my youth and beyond they were simply know as the “Steel Town”. They like many others in the area are gradually becoming a more diverse economy but Pittsburgh in particular still maintains it gritty persona… The picture taken here was from the Monongahela Incline above the city.

 

 

Carnegie…

Pittsburgh, PA – Museums

Pittsburgh was the steel capital of the world for many years and of course Dale Carnegie was its king. The Carnegie Museum of Art is an impressive place to visit. Much of the “toys” he collected are on display there. The above picture is of the wing dedicated to rocks.

Pittsburgh Again…

Pittsburgh, PA – History

Pittsburgh played an important part of America’s history. The early painting above show it has always been a gritty town that it remains today. Rust Belt Chic definitely describes the town.