IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BLACK AND YELLOW – PITTSBURGH , PENNSYLVANIA . VISITING THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH .

FB_IMG_1501246433746FB_IMG_1501246437696FB_IMG_1501246445497FB_IMG_1501246453895You’ve  taken  the  public  bus just like  the  locals do, from your  downtown  hotel  in Pittsburgh  to the  Oakland  neighborhood  of  the  city.

Today ,  your 30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  the  city is bringing  you to  the  University  of  Pittsburgh .

You can’t  believe  how spread  out this campus  is .

That tall  building  that you see in the  distance  is called  ”  The  Cathedral  of Learning  ” and not  only  does it  dominate Forbes Avenue ,  but the campus  of  Pitt as well.

As you get off the  bus, the first thing that  tells  you  where you  are ,  is one of  the  many bridges that dot the city on the  Three Rivers.

This time it’s the University  of  Pittsburgh  Bridge  and unlike  the  other bridges in town, it’s  not painted  yellow . This bridge  seems  to  connect  one campus  building  to another  without  the students  having  to  cross the  busy street .

The other thing  that  let’s you  know  where you  are ,  is that  statue  of  that  snarling  Black Panther  that looks  as though it’s  about  to pounce on something  or someone .

You discover  that  all the  athletic  teams are known  as “The Pitt Panthers  “, that’s  why you see pictures  of  Panthers  all along your walk through  the  neighborhood ,  which is  affectionately  known  as  “The neighborhood  of  Learning  “.

Even  though  it’s  on campus ,  you aren’t  going  to  visit  what’s  known  as  “The Nationality Rooms.”

They’re  located  in the  Cathedral  of Learning  and they are  actual  classrooms  in the building .

They aren’t  just any classrooms  though.

All 26 of them   are named for the  nationalities  that made Pittsburgh  the melting  pot  that it is .

Before you  go  back to  your hotel ,  you  decided  to  visit  the  museum  that is the  only museum  in the country  that honors  the  men and  women  who  served in every war that our country  has fought  in  – The Soldiers  and  Sailors  Memorial .

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