You’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 .