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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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Yinz know it’s amazing.

Because Point State Park makes you think all city parks are clean and wondrous places.

Because Point State Park makes you think all city parks are clean and wondrous places.

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What is this “litter” you speak of?

Because every time you go downtown, you become distracted by the magical beauty of the architecture.

Because every time you go downtown, you become distracted by the magical beauty of the architecture.

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Does your city have a mirror castle to the sky? Didn’t think so.

Because you assume every courthouse is as breathtaking as the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Because you assume every courthouse is as breathtaking as the Allegheny County Courthouse.

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What a magnificent place to be arraigned.

Because death seems peaceful after visiting the Homewood Cemetery.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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Sometimes you can see deer grazing here and hanging out with ghosts.

Because you have to stop and admire this industrial beauty every time you try to get across the rivers.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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Sometimes they even get super literal with the names, like Hot Metal Bridge. Because it’s made of metal. And sometimes it gets hot.

Because you get used to awesome tourists like Rubber Duck taking up residence in your city.

Because you get used to awesome tourists like Rubber Duck taking up residence in your city.

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Pittsburgh was Rubber Duck’s first U.S. destination.

Because you almost miss the shows at Carnegie Music Hall while you’re gazing in wonderment at the lobby.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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Because you expect all your neighbors to be as friendly as Mr. Rogers.

Because you expect all your neighbors to be as friendly as Mr. Rogers.

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Yeah, that’s right. Pittsburgh was Mr. Roger’s ACTUAL neighborhood.

Because you become used to living in literal works of art.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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These two homes are located on Sampsonia Way. The left features poetry by Huang Xiang.

And for some reason, not all establishments put fries and coleslaw IN the sandwiches like Primanti Bros.

And for some reason, not all establishments put fries and coleslaw IN the sandwiches like Primanti Bros.

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You might need a forklift to pick it up but it’s totally worth it.

Because you realize some people actually have to drive out of state to get to their thrills.

Because you realize some people actually have to drive out of state to get to their thrills.

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Kennywood has so much nostalgic charm! They even filmed Adventureland here.

Because you forget that Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t just plop his designs near any city.

Because you forget that Frank Lloyd Wright didn't just plop his designs near any city.

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Fallingwater looks even cooler in winter when all the falling water turns into ice.

Because the universities look like castles straight out of fiction.

Because the universities look like castles straight out of fiction.

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How could you study anywhere else after being spoiled by the Cathedral of Learning? It’s basically Hogwarts.

Because some places don’t have things like the Duquesne Incline to help you traverse the hills.

Because some places don't have things like the Duquesne Incline to help you traverse the hills.

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You can’t be expected to actually use your feet to get to the top of the hill, right?

Because wildlife isn’t as strangely majestic anywhere else.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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Nothin’ like a turkey in a cemetery to really make you contemplate the meaning of life.

Because you have to get used to dinosaurs ruling the earth once more.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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And they love to get dressed up!

Because your brain explodes when you see the exhibits at the Mattress Factory.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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Yayoi Kusama really gets our desire to mess with mannequins.

Because your heart stops as soon as you walk into the Hall of Sculpture.

Because your heart stops as soon as you walk into the Hall of Sculpture.

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You can pretty much inhale the culture at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Because you’re not allowed to get drunk in other churches.

Because you're not allowed to get drunk in other churches.

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The Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville is a brewery that set up shop in a restored Roman Catholic church.

Because you always have to clean up your drool after seeing the food at Eat’n Park.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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Chain diner food should NOT be this mouthwatering!

Because hangovers are insufferable without hotcakes from Pamela’s hotcakes.

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life

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The different locations have different themes. Will you be playing board games in Oakland or hanging at the disco in Squirrel Hill?

Because no baseball field offers views as glorious as PNC Park.

Because no baseball field offers views as glorious as PNC Park.

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Yes, the team (kinda) sucks. But hey, it looks pretty.

Because you end up losing your whole afternoon wandering around Caliban Book Shop.

Because you end up losing your whole afternoon wandering around Caliban Book Shop.

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And another couple hours checking out the music in Desolation Row.

Because you get used to magnificent botanical gardens casually sitting in your backyard.

Because you get used to magnificent botanical gardens casually sitting in your backyard.

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Phipps makes sure you can enjoy the beauty of nature in all seasons, even when everything outside is dead.

Because ONLY Pittsburgh knows how to make the remnants of its old lives beautiful again.

Because ONLY Pittsburgh knows how to make the remnants of its old lives beautiful again.

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These ghosts of the past blend in well with the future at the Waterfront.

Because every time you try to leave, the Union Station draws you back in with its beauty.

Because every time you try to leave, the Union Station draws you back in with its beauty.

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Okay, I guess I’ll stay forever.

You’re done. You’re ruined for life.

You're done. You're ruined for life.

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