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Friday, January 15, 2016

Book Review: Pittsburgh - A Renaissance City

Pittsburgh is located in southwest Pennsylvania and has a lot to offer to travelers. You can take in the art scene, fabulous cuisine & fine dining, amusement parks, zoos, sporting events, concerts and a whole lot more! There is something for everyone in Pittsburgh!

Recently I had the opportunity to review a fabulous travel book which I'm excited to tell you about today.

Title: Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City
Author: Michael P. Gadomski
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780764349232

Book Synopsis: Discover Pittsburgh today through 163 stunning photographs showcasing its sports venues, museums, businesses, universities, and cultural landmarks, all of which prompted The Economist magazine to name Pittsburgh “the most livable city in the United States.” Once regarded as part of the industrial rust belt whose glory belonged to another century, Pittsburgh today is renowned for its economic emphasis on education, research, health care, professional services, and advanced technology industries. The area is also a thriving cultural mecca. See popular landmarks, such as Heinz Hall Plaza, Allegheny County Courthouse, and Carnegie Mellon University, and visit Point State Park, Fort Pitt Museum, the original Primanti Bros. restaurant, and much more. Complete with detailed captions, this book celebrates Pittsburgh’s heritage, beauty, and diversity and is a must-have for tourists, history buffs, architects, and anyone who wants to see why it is a city for the twenty-first century.

Book Review: I love to review travel books, especially books that focus on my home state of Pennsylvania. When people typically think of Pittsburgh, they think of the professional sport's teams that play here...like the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. However, the city has so much more offer than great professional sporting venues.

Pittsburgh - A Renaissance City by author Michael P. Gadomski highlights all of the special things about the city using beautiful photographs! It's a hardcover book containing 172 pages with oodles upon oodles of gorgeous photography. Along with the photos you'll find fun educational facts like: There are 446 bridges in the city of Pittsburgh, that's three more bridges than the city of Venice in Italy. This officially makes Pittsburgh the city with the most bridges in the entire world. Wow! Who knew? Now you do!

If you love looking at old buildings and monuments...this book is a treasure trove for you! You can check out the photos of Saint Mary of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, the Romanesque designed Allegheny County Courthouse, the iconic Fulton Building in the cultural district and so much more! Each photo is beautifully done and gives you a little bit of information about the subject matter and it's location within the city. From cover to cover, this book is jam-packed with gorgeous photography and information.

If you're planning a trip to Pittsburgh and really want to take in all of the sites and sounds that the big city has to offer, this book is a must-have! It will show you places that are well-known and places that are less visited. From the art scene to museums & zoos....along with everything in-between, this book will take you there!

Visit www.schifferbooks.com to learn more about this particular book and to explore other books that the publisher has to offer.

Disclosure: Shelly received a complimentary copy of this book to feature on her travel blog. No monetary compensation was received. Regardless of receiving a complimentary product, Shelly's thoughts, words and opinions are 100% her own.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I would like to visit Pittsburgh and this book would provide me with stunning photos and ideas on what to see and where to see. It also looks like a beautiful coffee table book to own.