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Old Posted Jan 24, 2013, 7:54 PM
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Amazing Pittsburgh

So, I havent posted a photo thread in about half a year. I just got back from a week and a half in Pgh thanks to Glowrock and am moving out there soon. Here are some of the photos I took of this most amazing city.


DSC_0603 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-72 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-96 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0625 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-74 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-86 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0717 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0743 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-78 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-69 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-79 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-81 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0746 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0777 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_2219 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0645 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0666 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0781 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0786 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0792 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0805 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0837 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_2263 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-98 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_2304 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-93 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0857 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0891 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0898 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_0940 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-87 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1027 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1034 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-100 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1062 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-101 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1099 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-71 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1085 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1134 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1138 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1142 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1211 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1229 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1245 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-94 by photolitherland, on Flickr


ar7 (1 of 1)-92 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1875 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1555 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1257 by photolitherland, on Flickr


DSC_1525 by photolitherland, on Flickr

These photos are just from my first 2 or three days there. I didnt realize how many photos I have. I would post them all on here but it would be like 300 photos when its all said and done. So, Ill probably make 3 threads.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2013, 7:58 PM
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A most fantastic thread. I'd love to visit someday.
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What a great city! So PhotoLith, we're dying to know-- did Pittsburgh win your heart over St. Louis?
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I dont know, it may have. Although both cities are very very similar architecturally and economically speaking, with huge bombed out areas and very nice old row home neighborhoods. There were many similar aspects, but Pittsburgh has tons of amazing vantage points and the way the city is built on hills is simply fascinating. Ive been to so many kick ass cities though, so its a tough call. Id say my three most favorite cities at this point in time are St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans.
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Well, that just about sums it up, eh?

BTW, one of those shots looks VERY familiar! Hahaha

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careful, you might slip and fall in love with philly with it being a viable weekend drive-trip from pgh!
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Yes, I still have yet to visit Philly, have hardly been to NYC, never been to Boston, etc. I have a lot of exploring to do on the east coast.
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Yes, I still have yet to visit Philly, have hardly been to NYC, never been to Boston, etc. I have a lot of exploring to do on the east coast.
you can definitely see hints of where st. louis took a lot of its architectural cues in the mid-atlantic, whereas chicago feels like it took some cues from new england. makes sense i guess, the first rail line to st. louis from the east i think ended in baltimore.
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Amazing. Makes me want to read a Michael Chabon novel.
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you can definitely see hints of where st. louis took a lot of its architectural cues in the mid-atlantic, whereas chicago feels like it took some cues from new england. makes sense i guess, the first rail line to st. louis from the east i think ended in baltimore.
I think it's more a case of St. Louis being on the river. Travelers from both Philly, and Baltimore either ended up in Pittsburgh, or Wheeling, with folks continuing down the river to Cincy, Louisville, and then either up to St. Louis, or down to New Orleans. The Philly influence is felt all along the rivers.

Fantastic thread by the way. I love the lack of touristy stuff. You got to the real nitty gritty!!!
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You've got balls to be fooling around on DeRaud St. This is the most Cincy looking street in Pittsburgh. Too bad it's falling apart.
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Great thread. I wish more cities were built to that scale.
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Amazing pictures.
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Lith, you killed it. This is one of the most Pittsburgh-y threads i've ever seen. Your tour guides must be quite knowledgable plus you got serious skill. Amazing stuff. Like others said, not touristy. You really captured the weird nooks that make it feel special when you see them yourself in person. Excellent conveyance of the city's "soul".
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My first thoughts are, Pittsburgh really looks like a blend of Cincinnati and St. Louis. Is it fair to consider it a Midwestern city?

Thanks for the eye-opener, Photolith!
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Holy crap, dude. Great job.
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You've got balls to be fooling around on DeRaud St. This is the most Cincy looking street in Pittsburgh. Too bad it's falling apart.
Where is that? Looks like possibly the Hill? What an urban gem that could be with some fixing.
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