First though, I have to show you this amazing bridge. This is the Andy Warhol bridge, and it was recently "yarn-bombed" to become a work of art. Amazing!
You can see better photos of the bridge and more of its story at the Huffington Post website.
Motor boats idled past Point Park, then speeded up and zoomed down the river as a train chugged by on the opposite bank.
Across the river, building perch on a high cliff as a small red trolley makes it way up a track.
I really wanted to go over there and take a ride on the trolley and investigate the sternwheelers we could see across the way, but Larry was in his usual hurry to get home and I could not persuade him to take the time to explore. That is the down side of having him with me sometimes--I am always ready to take a side trip, but Larry? Not so much. So this will have to wait for the next trip to Pittsburgh.
We come through this tunnel every time we visit Pittsburgh. When you pass through from the other side, suddenly there is the city spread before you--the rivers, the bridges, the tall buildings. Looking back at the bridge from the park, you can see that some of the city is also clustered high on the cliff over top of the tunnel.
Kayakers took to the water on Sunday, passing by the sternwheelers parked along the shore.
A tour vehicle passed by...
and drove right into the water! That's another thing I'd like to try sometime!
As we were leaving we saw these three-wheeled bikes offering free rides around the city, courtesy of a local business. Maybe next time I can convince Larry to stick around and enjoy the city before coming home. There is so much to see and do, it would take a full weekend to even make a dent. Pittsburgh, once the steel hub of the country has re-invented itself to become a center for arts, culture and tourism. It's quite a transformation, and a successful one from what I could see.
More about Point Park tomorrow. Right now, I am off to pay my taxes. Not fun, but it has to be done. Then it's more peaches to put up this afternoon, and maybe some firepit time this evening.
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