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24 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Want To Move There

Pittsburgh has lots of bridges and stairs, but there's so much more to the city where three rivers meet.

Eric Mohrman

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1. Sunrise over the Steel City means a new day of exciting possibilities

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Sunrise in Pittsburgh, PA

2. The sun illuminates the skyscrapers and the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

Source: Flickr user Hannaford

Pittsburgh, PA morning skyline

3. The crepe-style pancakes at Pamela’s Diner for breakfast

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Pancake from Pamela’s Diner

4. And of course an overstuffed Primanti Brothers sandwich for lunch

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Primanti Brothers pastrami sandwich

5. In Pittsburgh adventure awaits around every corner

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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‪Carnegie Museum and Library ‬

6. But if the weather’s terrible, remember to save your parking space before you go

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Parking chairs in Squirrel Hill

7. Memories last a very long long time here—especially the good ones

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Bill Mazeroski statue

8. Heinz Field will put a smile on your face

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Heinz Field

9. And PNC Park will touch your heart because…

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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PNC Park

10. They both serve as a reminder, that this is a city of your people

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

Source: Flickr user Ian Norman

Pittsburgh Steelers fans celebrate a victory

11. Though no day is complete without a few Iron City brews (even if they did skip town)

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

Source: Flickr user Benny Mazur

Iron City Beer mural

12. Or maybe today will be more adventurous

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

Source: Flickr user Doug Kerr

Duquesne Incline

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13. Involving a quick trip to ride some awesome Kennywood coasters

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Kennywood, West Mifflin, PA

14. Or you might go downtown in The City of Bridges

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Pittsburgh bridges

15. Even in winter it’s a sign to behold

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

Source: Flickr user Jason Pratt

Commercial Street Bridge With Snow

16. So why would you ever leave, unless it was to take in this view

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

Source: Flickr user David Brossard

Penn Station

17. Wouldn’t you rather stick around, or head to Pitt’s campus for class?

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

18. And to check out the awesome architecture

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh

19. Or perhaps it’s Carnegie for you

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Hamerschlag Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

20. Because artic endeavors have been known to reach new heights here

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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“Walking to the Sky” by Jonathan Borofsky

21. Or maybe you prefer just relaxing outdoors in Schenley Park

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Schenley Park

22. With a stop at Phipps Conservatory

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Phipps Conservatory

23. Or there’s always Point State Park and it’s amazing fountain

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Point State Park Fountain

24. And before you know it, it’s time for nightlife, in the greatest city on Earth

30 Photos of Pittsburgh That Will Make You Homesick

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Pittsburgh nighttime skyline

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posted on: June 25, 2014
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  1. The green man

    You forgot to mention that all our politicians are bums,and that most of the residents are heroin addicts,and are on welfare so the people in the suburbs pick up the tab through events !!

  2. PittsburghGal53

    Picture #2 is actually sunset in Pittsburgh as the sun is reflected from the western sky on the Ohio River. BTW, saving a shoveled-out parking space when living in the city becomes old very quickly…causes lots of friction between people…

  3. keith

    Miss. The. Good tailgating. At the steeler games.

  4. Mofareh GHAZWANI

    Actually I ‘ve been there for 2 years, I love Pittsburgh so so so much. I encourage all students to study there and live there because it is amazing city.

  5. Ex-Pittsburgher

    Great photos! I wish you’d had an editor clean up the captions, though. “Artic”? “A sign to behold”? And yes, the “its/it’s” issues. And most people think of the view through the Fort Pitt tunnels when they return. Don’t think too many enter the city via the train station. The sculpture also exists in Dallas.But it’s still special. And so is the city I’ll always love. But that No. 6 photo … that’s one big reason I had to leave!

  6. Bonnie Marron

    I grew up in Pittsburgh when the sky was so grey and orange from J & L Steel,it made you appreciate when you caught a clear day heading downtown via Blvd.of the Allies.Even as a young adult we didn’t have “night life” in the City, but there was a great dance hall out in the South Side. I loved the culture, could walk to the Museum in 30 minutes, Zoo in the same. The busses and before they took out the streetcars were always safe and enjoyable. It was a wonderful place to grow up, my earliest relative on one side I found in beautiful Allegheny Cemetery on Penn Avenue dating to 1838, even earlier in Armstrong County on the other side. The photos brought back such memories. I left in the early 70′s, went back for 14 months in the mid 80′s the last time 3days in 2003. Then the cement overpasses in downtown had been erected, took away some of the beauty of Downtown, but commerce won out. Nothing is prettier than seeing the City as you drive into it from Greater Pgh Int.Airport. We’re some of the friendliest people you will find and growing up in Steel families remember some hard times when the mills were either on strike or laid off, but it was the best place to grow up.

  7. Alec Cholok

    I love the city BUT I just returned from a visit there this weekend. I saw my nephew, his wife and their baby. I was distressed to hear that, although they love living in the city, they are considering a move to Mt. Lebanon or other suburb because the city schools are terrible. Back in the day Pissburgh was recognized as having one of the best public school systems in the country. No more. All the beautiful pictures in the world will not replace the need for good quality, critical and fundamental community services. These are what really make a city – and society a great place to live.

  8. Barbara Jordan

    I have a very similar backstory – grew up on the South Side (Arlngton Heights, actually) and remember the snow having either a red crust or a black crust hours after it fell. Much better today. The schools were also outstanding in the City – we had city-wide special science group, special geography group, all city orchestra and choir and the scholar’s group. Our family cemetery (St. Michael’s) overlooks the entire city from the top of the South Side slopes. I grew up there and left at age 25 to resume my college education after three children and a divorce. Living in Butler, trips into “dahntahn” are treasured (mostly concerts or museum trips). We just got back from a month-long European trip and I’m still convinced that Pgh is the best, most beautiful, most livable city in the world.

  9. Sharon Blake

    I’m amazed so many people run out of town because of the winter season! Sure, we get our share of snow . . but we have had mild winters too. It’s only a couple months out of a whole year . . .and if the roads are too icy . . . just put on your boots and hike to the corner and get on a bus! That’s what I do. It’s really no big deal. People gripe so much about it! Winter is winter! Don’t turn your back on all that Pittsburgh has to offer because you don’t like snow on the ground! Living in 80-degree weather year-round would bore me to tears.

  10. Rosemary

    Thanks, I loved the photos and feel lucky to have lived in Pittsburgh.

  11. Kelly Pyle

    I miss pittsburgh. The snow isn’t that bad & only last a few months. U always end up sledding or throwing a snow ball, but with out it, fall wouldnt b as beautiful as it is. The culture, the food, ethnic neighbor hoods, trolley’s, brick roads, mountians, & basements. Pittsburgh is a one of a kind beautiful city year round with lots of family entertainment. Last but not least: “GO STEELERS”

  12. Doris Courinos

    Our 14 year old granddaughter visits us from Phoenix, Ariz. and will definitely live here someday. She loves everything about our area, the green, the woods and trees, the gorgeous birds, the smell and the weather. There’s nothing she likes about Phoeniz and everything she likes about PA. She loves the friendly people here and all the things to see and do because it’s not 111 degrees all summer. The old saying “the grass is greener on the other side”, sure makes me think when I’m with her.

  13. Sydney Marie

    Have lived near and loved this city all my long 62 years. The photos were fantastic, even the ones depicting “the frozen tundra of past winters”. I would think that wherever you grew up would be dear to your heart if your childhood was special. None of us should fault someone who loves “their hometown” more…they just have not experienced what we were lucky to live with. This city is a renaissance city and has endured loss of the milks that built it but has evolved into a technical center and will evolve again as needed. Our love of people will always keep us strong even when the economy suffers…”our folk take care of each other!” Our hospitals and research were always cutting edge and continue to lead. When others look to learn from what we have discovered, in all aspects of life, they look to Pittsburgh. Crowded streets, homeless folk, bad weather, ” one way only” will not deter you from being here when you love the city but will make you want to look for answers to these problems that plague all cities. We work together…we get involved…we are Pittsburgh, one and all!

  14. Claudia

    Beautifully stated! Thank you.

  15. Elaine Hite

    My husband and I were born and raised in Pittsburgh. We left with out four children in 1969 when we were transferred to Minneapolis. We still go back almost every year to visit family and friends. Deep in my heart I will always be a Pittsburgher and a fan of the Steelers and Pirates. It was a wonderful city to grow up in and those who live there should be very thankful. As to the winters, they are much better than the winters here in Minnesota. Love you Pittsburgh!

  16. Ann Fromm

    I love our city, especially the parks like Highland Park with its gem of a reservoir to walk around, and Frick Park with its creek for dogs to splash in. Biking is good in both those places, too — or along the Allegheny River!

  17. Traci j Stewart

    Beautiful job showing our city. The photos genuinely represent the wonderful things The Burg has to offer. I’ve lived away for 10 years, but I missed the City & the wonderful people in it. Sometimes you have to go away to appreciate what you have. So, I’m back, raised my family here, & today I’m going to do one of my very favorite things in The Burg. Going to a Pirate game today. LETS GO BUCS!

  18. Irene from Phoenix

    Loved all the pictures. It brings back all the wonderful sights and places for me. My dad worked in those steel mills and I grew up in those Italian neighborhoods. Most of all the friendliness the people convey is like no other. I enjoy every visit there and see all my great friends and relatives who never seem to change from being wonderful Thanks for posting the pictures.

  19. Jan Appel

    Joel….. these are some of the most beautiful pictures of Pittsburgh and makes me miss it a lot. Thank you for sharing these with me! :-)
    Jan (Charters) Appel

  20. Bob Daniels

    Brings back a lot of memories. Left there at 17 and will not move back but enjoy every visit I make visiting friends and relatives.

  21. Carole K. Knee

    I left in ’59 but love to go back.

  22. Harry I

    Great photos of a great town.I watched both the Steelers and the Pirates in Forbes Field.I lived in Brentwood and sat on the hill near the intersection of Brownsville Road and Route 51 when they closed 51 for the soap box derby races. Try that today! Greatest people on Earth come from Pittsburgh and Uniontown.

  23. tom kiley

    I live in the San Francisco Bay area now, but I still have some soot in my soul. Here’s a poem about the men of my hometown:

    Climbing Up from Work

    The owners decided to put the mills down
    on bottom land whose river let the limestone
    and the black coke and iron ore come in easy.
    So what if the men were left to climb to houses
    perched up where no trolley car could ever go–
    up well above “Hell with the lid off”, a name
    someone unknown to him has called this place?

    Now József Szabó is making his way home;
    Twelve hours down and the shift is done.
    He comes out the gate of the Southside Works,
    his empty dinner pail light-held and only the hill
    stands between him and his hard-won supper.
    The sky is leaden and the river behind him
    is gleaming the color of pig iron and cinders.

    There are stairs to scale the steep gray hills
    that command the valley lined with mills.
    Joe walks to these with a high-stepped gait
    Hard-earned from years of crow-hopping steps
    and at the corner of Kosciuscko Way,
    where the stairs of Leticoe Street begin to climb,
    he hunkers down and breathes heavily.

    Up the first flight and he stops for some reason.
    more weary than even when yesterday
    he stood here and watched the molten iron
    cross the Hot Metal Bridge in crucibles
    from the J&L Works belching dragon breath
    from blast furnaces bunched like a fist, with their
    single rusted stack thrust like a finger to the sky.

    Another flight and a cold wind is rushing down the river.
    He grasps the wooden rail and his elbow complains again
    and today he feels the pain is in his shoulder too,
    maybe from wrestling sheets of the hot-rolled steel,
    and a thunder rings in his ears like that rolling across
    the Monongahela like the sound of Götterdämmerung ,
    a place of world’s ending not compassed by his learning.

    Some snow is falling now and his feet are coming cold.
    Another flight is gained and his fist presses to his chest.
    His face is flushed but a frost seems climbing for his soul;
    the cold so much he thinks for just one passing moment
    a little time in Purgatory might be a welcome change.
    Then another lift and Joe stumbles over the last step
    to shivering stand before the storied gates of Heaven.

    (c)2012 Thomas D. Kiley

  24. Carlo

    Let’s not forget we had the greatest homemade Italian Bakeries known to man, along with the best Italian bread in the USA Giganti’s, Rimini’s , stagno’s, Chipped Ham, Original hotdog , bleacher hotdog at Forbes field

  25. Cheech from Sharpsburg

    I love Pittsburgh and always will.

  26. Dana

    chelesa Gilbert, just curious, where r u living now. I would move back in a heartbeat.

 

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