The 'Winging It' Tour of Pittsburgh

Friday, June 24, 2011

The parental unit was in town again, but I decided to do a much more relaxed version of the weekend tour of Pittsburgh. That is, I hadn't made any plans at all. Everything still turned out okay. It always does, doesn't it?

PPG Place
I think this is a brilliant photo, but no one else seems to agree with me.

There were these Nationality Rooms for Father's Day, and seeing Pittsburgh from atop the Cathedral of Learning. While the audio tour isn't necessarily the most riveting of monologues, at least the classrooms themselves are quite interesting. It really is sort of nifty to see so many styles of countries' architectures in such a short span of time.

Afterwards, we paid a visit to the Church Brew Works, because who doesn't like beer vats in a retired church altar? ...or 'untraditional' pierogies?

Carved Chair in the Hungarian Room Nationality Rooms: The Irish Room
Fairlytale Stained Glass from the German Room Nationality Rooms: The Czechoslovak Classroom
Nationality Rooms: The Indian Classroom Nationality Rooms: The Russian Classroom
The View from the Cathedral of Learning 36th Floor Inside the Church Brew Works

We also somehow managed to fit in breakfast at the new Pamela's Upstreet Diner, trendy froyo, and a one-hour Gateway Clipper siteseeing boat tour. This way, we saw Pittsburgh both from the top of the Cathedral of Learning and from underneath, on the three rivers.

Male Mallard Ducks

Overall, not as busy as last time, but still pretty eventful.

Gateway Clipper Pittsburgh Siteseeing Tour Gateway Clipper Pittsburgh Siteseeing Tour
Gateway Clipper Pittsburgh Siteseeing Tour Gateway Clipper Pittsburgh Siteseeing Tour
Gateway Clipper Pittsburgh Siteseeing Tour Gateway Clipper Pittsburgh Siteseeing Tour

3 comments:

Dahl said...

Sounds like a good time!! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

Atley said...

I like the picture of the ducky! haha.

Ajax said...

Hi, it's so much fun glimpsing bits of your city. BTW I can't believe how much traveling you've done!

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