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wandering: Oakland edition

June 21, 2011

my journey this past weekend continued down Forbes Ave.  it took me to Schenley Park and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  Pitt is a much bigger school than Carnegie Mellon and has a completely different vibe going on — it’s much more like a traditional college, with lots of cheap restaurants, good bars, and cute boys.

the Cathedral of Learning is the 2nd tallest academic building in the world, and it’s a great landmark to use as a guide if you get lost somewhere deep in South Oakland.  I saw a t-shirt once that said, “The Cathedral of Learning: Leading Drunk Kids Home Since 1937.”

the O is another significant Pittsburgh landmark.  known for its greasy (but delicious) and dirt-cheap fries, you’ll find it packed with hungry/wasted kids at any hour of the day or night.  it closes when the line disappears.

 

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  1. June 22, 2011 7:47 am

    “it’s much more like a traditional college, with lots of cheap restaurants, good bars, and cute boys.” Ha. So true. I loved the picture of Hammerschlag and the tower in your last post, too!

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