Recently I had an opportunity to take some photos from Heinz stadium in Pittsburgh (I love taking photos). There are lots of fun things to do and observe in the city of Pittsburgh.Â One thing that amazes me is all the bridges in the city.Â Did you know that Pittsburgh has 720 bridges within the city limits?
One fun thing you must do while you are there is ride the incline to the top of Mount Washington and see the amazing view.Â There are also a lot of great restaurants at the top.Â So if you are a photo buff like me, or even if you are not,Â take your camera and get a shot of you and whomever you are with.Â Make a great memory and enjoy the city.
Here are some fun facts about the city:
- Pittsburgh audiences enjoy the nation’s fifth oldest opera company.
- Pittsburgh ranked in the top five Most Livable Cities in the 1983, 1989 and 1985 editions of the “Places Rated Almanac.”
- The fountain at Point State Park, right at the tip of the golden triangle (downtown Pittsburgh) is fed by a glacial formation and sprays 6,000 gallons per minute.
- Pittsburgh is home to nine Fortune 500 companies.
- The Carnegie Museum of Art opened in 1895 as the world’s first museum of modern art.
- Mister Rogers’ real neighborhood was Oakland, home to WQED (the first public television in the country) and the “Neighborhood of Make Believe.”
- Allegheny County has more than 1,700 bridges, 720 within city limits, and 15 major bridges crossing downtown Pittsburgh alone.
- Pittsburgh lost the “h” in its spelling in 1891, but after 20 years of protest, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names relented and the “h” was restored.
- First Retractable Dome – September 1961
Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena boasts the world’s first auditorium with a retractable roof.
- The First Baseball Stadium in the U.S. – 1909
In 1909 the first baseball stadium, Forbes Field, was built in Pittsburgh, followed soon by similar stadiums in Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and New York.
- First Motion Picture Theatre – 1905
The first theater in the world devoted to the exhibition of motion pictures was the “Nickelodeon,” opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh.
and more . . .
Fun Facts Quoted From:Â About.com:Pittsburgh
Photo: Copyright 2009 Amy Myers