Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Celebrating Pittsburgh 

One of the oddities of a family with refugee roots is the complexity of global connections. Part of my family settled in Pittsburgh, a city for which I have bitter chocolate feelings (I like it but not as an exclusive diet) so the 250th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the western Pennsylvania city is worth a cheer here.

Pittsburgh celebrates itself as a liveable city and its true its city centre (aka Downtown) is more alive than some other US places… here’s a link to the history of the city on Three Rivers (the Monongahela, the Allegheny and the Ohio)*

And now you know why I back the Steelers and the Pirates and the Penguins.

*Curiously enough another splinter of my family settled in Lyons (France) which has a similar topography to Pittsburgh and slightly tongue in cheek claims to be watered by Three Rivers – The Rhone, the Saone and the ‘Beajolaise’.

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