I'm originally from Pittsburgh, Pa, so i'm going to post about that even though i'm currently in Augusta, GA. Augusta is honestly nothing to brag out about. It's filthy, crime here is insanely bad. I guess the only cool thing is The Masters, if golf is your thing. Oh! and of course our wonder Military men & women stationed at FT. Gordon. My boyfriend is a Tech Ssgt in the Airforce, that's why we're here.
Pittsburgh is cool. When you drive in from the International Airport you go through the ft. Pitt tunnels and the skyline just slaps you in the face, you don't even expect to see it. Here it is
"The City of Bridges(446 bridges)" and "The Steel City" for its many bridges and former steel manufacturing base."
While the city is historically known for its steel industry, today its economy is largely based on healthcare, education, technology, robotics, and financial services. The downturn of the steel industry left no steel mills within the City of Pittsburgh and only two remaining mills. By contrast, the region supports 1,600 technology companies, ranging from a Google campus to small startups. The city has redeveloped abandoned industrial sites with new housing, shopping and offices, such as SouthSide Works and Bakery Square. Bakery Square is really new, opened up last year or the year before. They also left out the Waterfront, which is another big shopping "hot spot".
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In the 19th and 20th centuries, wealthy businessmen and nonprofit organizations donated millions of dollars to create educational and cultural institutions. As a result, Pittsburgh is rich in art and culture.
Among the professional music venues, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs in Heinz Hall, and the Pittsburgh Opera performs in the Benedum Center. Both The Benedum Center and Heinz Hall provide venues for other groups, such as the River City Brass Band and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. Pittsburgh has a long tradition of jazz, blues and bluegrass music. Additionally the National Negro Opera Company was founded in Pittsburgh, and was the first all African-American opera company in the United States. This led to the prominence of African-American singers like Leontyne Price in the world of opera. Pittsburgh has a number of small and mid-size arts organizations supported by individuals, local foundations, and the Allegheny Regional Asset District. Examples include Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Quantum Theatre, and the early music ensemble Chatham Baroque.
Pittsburgh Dance Council and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater host a variety of dance events. Polka, folk, square and round dancing have a long history in the city and are celebrated by the internationally famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans, a multicultural academy dedicated to the preservation and presentation of folk songs and dance.
Pittsburgh museums include the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Mattress Factory. Installation art is featured outdoors at ArtGardens of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has extensive dinosaur collections and an Ancient Egypt wing. The Carnegie Science Center is technology oriented. The Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum are located in the Strip District. The unusual and eclectic Bayernhof Music Museum is six miles (9 km) from downtown. There is a quarterly Gallery Crawl in the downtown area's cultural district that is free and open to the public to enjoy the local art scene as well as the Three Rivers Arts Festival, which takes place in the same downtown area annually during the summer. Pittsburgh is home to a number of art galleries and centers including the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, SPACE gallery, Wood Street Galleries, Silver Eye Center for Photography, ModernFormations, and The Society for Contemporary Craft.
The city is also served by the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the National Aviary.
In theater, the Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University has four resident companies of professional actors. Other companies include Attack Theatre, barebones productions, Bricolage Production Company, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Prime Stage Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Quantum Theatre, Hiawatha Project, Three Rivers Theatre Company, No Name Players, and Unseam'd Shakespeare Company. The city's longest-running theater show, Friday Nite Improvs, is an improv jam that has been performed in the Cathedral of Learning and other locations for 20 years. St. Vincent Theatre, Off the Wall Productions, and Mountain Playhouse in nearby Latrobe, Washington, and Jennerstown, respectively, employ Pittsburgh actors and contribute to the culture of the region.
Pittsburgh is home to one of the several licensed casinos in the state. The Rivers Casino is located in the North Shore neighborhood immediately west of Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field. Its southern flank faces the Ohio River.
Pittsburghers talk funny. We say "yinz(which means you, ya'll, you guys)" "Let's go "up" Toms house"....everything just comes out weird,. This is called Pittsburghese lol
We also have the Monongahela incline. It takes you from the city up to Mt. Washington.
There are a lot of other things in Pittsburgh, I didn't realize how much info I'd have to include, this post is already too long, check it out on wiki!! lol