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Amongst many other superlatives, Pittsburgh is known as the City of Three Rivers and the City of Bridges (supposedly more bridges than any other city in the world). The three major rivers (Allegheny and Monongahela... forming the Ohio) transform into a boating enthusiast's paradise in the summer months. The rivers are packed with small pleasure craft, motorboats, canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, jet skis, river taxis, barges and the party boats of the Gateway Clipper Fleet. As part of an effort to make Pittsburgh's 6 riverfronts more recreation-friendly, many bike/walking trails have been established where steel mills used to stand.

Here's a shot of the skyline from the Technology Park along the Monongahela River.


I walked the trail along the south side of the Monongahela... there's another trail on the north shore of the river.


a jet ski in front of the Tech Park






Duquesne University is located high upon a bluff




a sylvan enclave adjacent to Pittsburgh's bustling South Side neighborhood


10th St. Bridge




posh riverfront condos... doh, i mean jailcells








Terminal Buildings... recently converted into Class A office space


Liberty Bridge


light rail


a lonely paddler




Smithfield Bridge




Mon Wharf (the crane is building an 18-story riverfront condo tower)




crazy people at Station Square


a huge vessel


aerial view of the Station Square entertainment/shopping/dining complex










PPG Place... it's not just a skyscraper...




that warehouse-ish building on the right is undergoing conversion into student housing for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh




purely Pittsburgh












Cupples Stadium on the South Side... home of Pittsburgh City Schools high school football... and the Pittsburgh Passion... the Steel City's entry into the National Women's Football Association




views from Mt. Washington






i want to ride my bicycle


sunsplashed homes




views from Grandview Park




frisbee enthusiasts at downtown's Point State Park... the site of the infamous confluence


out there yonder is the Ohio River


looking at the North Shore and Allegheny River














The Three Sisters




Renaissance Hotel






a boat races past the former world headquarters of Alcoa ( :( )


recently opened apartment tower


Convention Center... the largest LEED certified "green" building in the world


new "arts" high school




so when are you coming to visit?


Pittsburgh River Rescue
















http://www.kayakpittsburgh.com










Roberto Clemente


sidewalk cafes in the North Side


















I'm not a perv... I'm just documenting how people interact with the water feature ;)




 

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1. glad to see there moving the "arties" out of aleghetto center into downtown

2. does that "art school" still leave that horrible led wall lit up?

3. why in gods name would anyone want to do anything in that river?
 
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