Affectionately known as the “City of Bridges,” Pittsburgh boasts 446 bridges – more than any other city in the world, including Venice, Italy. Long before the majestic bridges soared above the Three Rivers, Pittsburgh was a rugged terrain of deep valleys, creeks, and rivers, isolating many of the city’s residents.
Randyland is an eccentric and colorful street corner created by Pittsburgh artist Randy Gilson. Randyland began almost 20 years ago. The area was blighted at the time, and Gilson began sprucing it up, planting hundreds of flower and vegetable gardens in vacant lots and offering his courtyard for free to anyone who wanted to use it.
A revitalization campaign like no other spruces up a North Side neighborhood, and it’s all being done by one man.
Numerous bridges over the rivers in Pittsburgh
A colorful collection of artwork at Randyland in Pittsburgh, PA
A panorama of a city with three rivers and numerous bridges
A huge gathering of birds on electrical lines at sunset in Pittsburgh, PA