Graduation Day @ Art Institute of Pittsburgh! My son Paul graduated with honors, Dean's Award with a Graphic Designs degree last weekend! His hope is to get into illustration work but that's a pretty narrow field. Here he is with the family. They sacrificed too as they were a homework widow and orphans!
We had a great day down in Pittsburgh! The ceremony was at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, a historic landmark building. It's in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, a really nice little district.
University of Pittsburgh founded in 1787 is located there.
|Cathedral of Learning, wish you could see it close up!|
You have to check out this quick video of the Cathedral! Hosted by John Ratzenberger from Cheers, no less!
|Dancer Gene Kelly graduated here!|
|Pitt Panther stopped to pose with the kids!|
Nice restaurants and shops. After the ceremony we walked to Primanti Brothers for lunch and ate this...
You could barely get your mouth around it! I didn't expect to like it with coleslaw on it, but I loved it and ate the whole thing!
Gorgeous buildings, old architecture that is fantastic! beautiful landscaping and neighborhood attitude.
|atop the Carnegie Museums|
|windows on the Cathedral of Learning|
|Click to make larger and see the gorgeous work on this bldg.|
One place we didn't get to stop in at was Essie's Original Hotdog Shop. Opened in 1960. I did not get a picture, darn! It has ambiance! Next daytrip down we are eating there! Paul has eaten there and said the fries are to die for! He use to go to Pittsburgh a lot when he was young. His favorite city. This was my first time not just driving thru. It is a lovely city, I was amazed at how clean it is and how friendly the people are . I took a snap of a card I really liked, posted for sale by a local artist in the window of Essie's. I'm going to get a pair of wax lips!
Saving Heinz Memorial Chapel for another post! See you later!