Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States and has a total population of 304,391, being the 63rd largest city in the United States. Pittsburgh is beautiful but a very busy city. Driving around Pittsburgh is scary to me (well, I get scared even driving in our small city, so, LOL). It's hard to find a parking space specially when you are at the Strip district where a lot of vendors and shoppers are.
Pittsburgh is well known as City of Bridges. The Bridges of Pittsburgh play an important role in the city's transportation system. Without bridges, the Pittsburgh region would be a series of fragmented valleys, hillsides, river plains, and isolated communities. According to a study, Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, and with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines.
We go to Pittsburgh when we want to buy some Asian products. We do not have an Asian store here in Weirton so we drive there just to buy specific things that our local store here doesn't have. Walmart has some Asian products but not much. They don't really have Filipino goodies that we normally want to have.
You have to know what's going on in Pittsburgh before driving there because if you get stuck in traffic, you are doomed, lol. The worse time to drive to Pittsburgh is when there is an event like a concert nearby because you will surely be in the middle of traffic.
My husband used to work in the federal building in Pittsburgh and he would always leave for work early in the morning just so he won't deal with the heavy traffic right around normal time when everybody drive to work.
My husband is a really good driver, he is seasoned when it comes to it but just like me, his sense of direction is not that great so whenever we would go some place, we would always have our GPS. We still get lost once in a while even with GPS! But it is always about the journey so we try to enjoy it as much as we can.
These photos aren't beautiful but all of these were taken with a moving vehicle is it kind of hard to find a perfect shot. I hope you enjoy some parts of the City of Bridges. Here are more photos.
Merging into this traffic is a tricky thing, if you aren't decisive enough, you will end up missing your intended route. Glad our chauffeur is always ion high alert and never missed it.
As beautiful and busy as Pittsburgh is, I still look forward to returning to our quite and small city of Weirton.