When I think of Pittsburgh, I think of one thing: steel. It is a city that was built as a mill town at the convergence of two rivers. Frankly, I did not have a very good impression of Pittsburgh before I went, but was happy to be proven wrong. I stayed right downtown near a hockey rink and the conference center.
The downtown is flanked by rivers and defined by steel bridges. This bridge was covered in locks inscribed with names of couples. I think this is something that people do in France, but apparently in Pittsburg as well.
I rode a tram up the hill and took some great pictures of the valley. It was a relatively easy city to get around because there were buses or trains from 5 AM to midnight.
I walked the length of the downtown and ate at some great restaurants.