10 November 2006

Thought for the Day

In 1990, Brendan Gill (1914-1997), architecture writer for The New Yorker, wrote, “The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe, tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it.”

Click on the title of this post to be whisked away to the website of the Greater Pittsburgh Sister Cities Association. I'm trying to persuade one of my students to prepare a paper nominating a city in Finland to be Pittsburgh's sixteenth sister city.


Blogger Anna Liisa said...

My mother is from Finland and my father is from America. I was raised in Pittsburgh and I absolutely love the city. I currently attend the University of Pittsburgh and I am very proud and thankful that you brought light to this fabulous city.

2:54 AM  
Blogger fulbrighterinfinland said...

Dear Anna Liisa,

It is so very gratifying to hear from readers, even a year after I stopped posting to my blog. Thank you! I, too, love Pittsburgh, and I love Finland. Don't miss my post from November 2, 2006, which is about the proposed Finnish nationality room in the Cathedral of Learning. All best wishes to you.

3:53 AM  
Blogger Anna Liisa said...

I did see your blog about the Finnish nationality room after I posted my first comment. As a member of the Finnish Community in Pittsburgh, I can say that we are trying our hardest to be able to fund this room. I am very excited about the day that the Cathedral will finally have a Finnish nationality room!

4:49 AM  
Blogger Anna Liisa said...

I was curious if you developed any Finnish "sister cities" for Pittsburgh?
Also, I have been searching for Roman Schatz's From Finland With Love everywhere! Do you have any suggestions on where I might be able to find it?
Anna Liisa

5:02 AM  

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