Pittsburgh converted its fleet of mid-20th century streetcars to a modern system, that runs on the surface in the suburbs, and underground in the city. If you take the Monongahela Incline from Mt. Washington to Station Square, you'll be able to hop onto one of the railcars for a quick ride downtown.
Pittsburgh's rail system is known to locals as the "T". If you want to navigate the system like a native of the 'burgh, you may want to read up on it, by visiting the Port Authority's website.
I tried to be a little creative, while riding at the rear of the "T". Rush hour wasn't the best time, though: I received plenty of stares.
Take the "T" all the way to the end of the line, and you're just a few blocks away from Point State Park, the place where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge, to form the Ohio.
Cloudy weather left me less than inspired to take photographs here. However, the point can be a beautiful place to visit on a sunny day, especially when the large fountain is flowing.
I took these pictures during a visit to Pittsburgh a few years ago. If you're wondering why there's a red plastic mug in the shots, then you'll have to visit my other website, www.bigredmug.com
There are plenty more places you shouldn't miss in Pittsburgh. If you love classic theme parks, be sure to visit Kennywood. Several communities along the "T" route are a real treat to visit, like Mount Lebanon. And if you want a good pizza, drive to downtown Bridgeville (south of the city on I-79) and place your order at Burgh's Pizza and Wing House.
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