Today Pegman travels to the City of Bridges. A site of great historical importance in the French and Indian War of the 1750s, Fort Duquesne was built by the French at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The British replaced it with Fort Pitt a few years later and the city grew up around the military establishment.
Pittsburgh is an interesting city where skyscrapers tower over 18th-century fortifications and funicular railroads crawl up steep hillsides. Stroll and around and see if you can find something that interests you. When you’re done, write 150 words and link to the prompt using the frog below. Remember, reading and commenting is part of the fun!
Knowing nothing about Pittsburgh, I did me a little Googling (which is what this challenge is all about) and discovered more than I thought I would. I might even be inclined to visit this place one day!
Thanks to Karen and Josh for hosting.
Filling in For Venice
“Pittsburgh? You want to take me to Pittsburgh? Dude… That is not what I meant when I said I wanted to travel and discover new places. Pittsburgh is a long way off from Europe and not exactly what I would picture as a cultural place to traipse through.”
“Don’t be such a hardass. Give it a try, will ya?”
“I heard it rains a lot there. Worse than Seattle!”
“So what? It rains a lot in England, yet you still want to go there.”
“Which is in Europe.”
“There are lots of things to see and do, I promise you.”
“Maybe we can even catch a baseball or a football game between visits of museums like the Carnegie or Andy Warhol.
“A little something for each of us, eh?”
“Wait, I didn’t tell you the best part. Pittsburgh has 446 bridges. Way more than Venice!”
“Next best thing, right?”