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arrival in Pittsburgh

When arriving last night I was kind of taken with how pretty Pittsburgh is at night... the bridges across the river are suspension bridges, well lit, and the town uses color. Flying overhead, I spotted a flaming smokestack, which I realized meant that this is a city that makes stuff. Steel City, or refinery, or whatever, it doesn't really matter what that thing was connected to; other than razor blades, I can't really think of stuff that comes out of Boston.

Driving from the airport, I spotted some pretty neon buildings down by the water; I can't remember what they were anymore, but... Pittsburgh's answer to Storrow Drive is just so wide, and relaxing, and well-lit.

It was pretty. what can I say?

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nathanw
Sep. 25th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Boston and NYC both used to be big centers for small and medium manufacturing - back when being close to a port to ship things from was very important. Both of them (and a lot of other old port cities) got their clocks cleaned when containerized shipping took over. The changeover in all this is really pretty recent - the last 50 years or so.

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