Even in this app-centric century, it's an excellent idea to inspect art, furniture, glass, jewelry and other expensive things of beauty in person before you buy. There's no need to don a deerstalker cap but do channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Here are some places where you can track down quality finds.
With more than 1,400 bridges, the region is a permanent showcase of the inspired engineering and public art that make bridges great. My colleague Kevin Kirkland and I have been exploring them for a Pittsburgh Bridges series. Here are some of our functional and beautiful favorites.