Monday, October 31, 2005

Pittsburgh from above

Pittsburgh is a great city. It has that excellent technical school that I mentioned. Because all of the robber barons spent some time there building up their industries it has a disproportionate amount of cultural attractions, museums, theatres, schools and libraries.

Conveniently it also has a Mt. Washington right next to the Golden Triangle that is the downtown, so there is a beautiful view of the city that can be reached simply by boarding one of the inclines to go up the hill. Many restaurants have capitalized on the view and the easy access. Here are views of the Duquesne Incline (Du-kane not Du-kes-ny) going up, and going down. The incline is just a funicular, a train climbing the mountain at an angle. They are two working inclines which are now supported by preservation groups and run by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

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