I really like Pittsburgh. It’s my kind of town. I’m just back from my third stay in the city over the past few years, and there’s a consistent feeling from each of the trips. Pittsburgh is a friendly city. Really, really friendly. Certainly you know you’re in the USA when you’re there, but it’s the kind of city that wouldn’t feel out of place if you dropped it up here in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.
I’ll be writing about some of the things I squeezed into what was primarily a business trip. Until then, here’s one of my favourite things about the culture of Pittsburgh. When you arrive by air, you pass by this statue on your way out of the airport. It’s not of a founder or of a patron. It’s of something so much more important to the people of Pittsburgh. I can only imagine that Franco hasn’t had to buy a drink for himself in the city since 1972.