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Walking Bluff

We began walking Bluff (a.k.a. Uptown) at the Birmingham Bridge, which overlooks the tight, narrow neighborhood that stretches from Oakland to Downtown.
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Next Up: Bluff


The Bluff neighborhood (more often called Uptown or sometimes Soho) of the City of Pittsburgh sits along the North Bank of the Monongahela River to Fifth Avenue and runs between the Birmingham Bridge and the Liberty Bridge.  It borders Downtown on the West, Crawford-Roberts and West Oakland on the North, and South Oakland on the East.  The South Side Flats are just across the River on the South.

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Walking Allegheny West

Armed with our history of Allegheny West and on the lookout for millionaires, we started our walk at the corner of Rope Way and Buttercup Way, which is just a block off West Park.  Buttercup Way is an alley that runs along the back of a row of old Victorians, and its little backyards and green nooks provided a small peek into what we might find on the other side.

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