I lived in Pittsburgh for 3 1/2 years while I went to college at Carnegie Mellon
University (no dash!). I found it quite a pleasant place to live. My studies kept me from
exploring the city completely, but there are quite a few sights to see: the Carnegie
Museum of Natural History & Art, Three Rivers Stadium, the Soldiers and Sailors
memorial, and lots of great places to eat!
Take a look at how Pittsburgh has changed in these pictures. I was talking to some old
natives of the city, and during the 30's and 40's the smoke and soot from the steel mills
was so bad that driving in the city was like being out at night! If you walked around in a
white shirt, you would come inside with little black specks of soot all over your clothes.
I'm amazed people could stand living in such conditions...
Of course, things are a lot better now. There are still some steel
mills, but they are downriver and rather better at pollution than they used to be! Here
you can see Three Rivers Stadium (home of the Pittsburgh Steelers).