Pittsburgh is so dear to me. Something special to remember. The space. The songs. The vibrant city. The colours. The flowers. The winds. The snow. The sun. The people. Always flooding my memories. It was an experience of a life time. 18 months that shaped my life. That synergised my peresonal developement. The personification. It has been 26 years. Quite a long time ago. Yet it is still fresh in my mind. It is refreshing to turn to its pages. Revisiting it is reliving the past. The years gone by. I wish I were there. Breathing the air. Meeting the people. Frequenting the places that I have gone before. It seems time stood still. Those places are still there. Begging to be revisited.
Cathedral of Learning is so imposing. Dubbed the tallest university building in the world. Symbol of excellence. Achievement. It is so proud. Standing alone. None competing its elegance.
The old Pittsburgh was so gloomy. Misty. Smoke anda sog. Very misterious in nature. Iron and coal was its living. Its life. Thus Pittsburgh is known. Full of pitt. The University of Pittsburgh was dearly nicknamed The Pitts. Months after I landed in Pittsburgh that I realised its significance. The passanger next to me asked, "You schooling at Pitts?" I did not understand why the university was called The Pitts then.
After years of planning. After much effort. Pittsburgh was rejuvenated. Gone were the mist. Gone were the gloom. Gone were the floods. Gone were the miseries. It was transformed into a vibrant city. Boasting as the Number One City in US in 1985-86. For me and my family it was fun all the way. Life was blissful. Allah bestowed upon me and my family a happy stay. Alhamdulillah. Thank you Allah.
This is the focal point of Pittsburgh. The confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers that formed the great Ohio River. The fountain is its true landmark. The particulafr point is called The Point. In summer the place is jammed with people enjoying the sunshine. Basking to get tan. One of the nesrest building is The Point Park College. Many Malaysians undergone their study here.
The many colours of Pittsburgh. Changes due to changing seasons. The sun and its oblique position made this changing colours.
The city is located between two great rivers. Commuters cross numerous bridges. The greater Pittsburgh expanding a much wider area across and around The Point.
A very famous observatory. Those studying astronomy frequented this building.
This is Hillman Library. Days and night I was here. Devulging its treasure. Picking up whatever that comes by. Always a pleasure to be here. I never missed my beloved country because the national newspapers were always there for my picking. Internet was not there yet.
The School of Education. My class was up there. The fourth floor. Up and down by lift.
An old image. The sight was just not inviting. Smoke and smog engulfed the city. Seemed to be forever.