Above all else, above the cold, above how genuinely friendly everyone seemed, above everything, I noticed Steelers gear.
Everyone, everywhere, wore black and gold, and the team is doing horribly. I am not a Steelers fan but hats off to the Burgh for showing support...
I also noticed, written on the wall of a restroom, the sidewalk in front of the Fort Pitt Museum, and lastly on one of the rails of the Andy Warhol Bridge, was the "N" word.
One was a joke about death and Cadillacs, the others just a negative adjective followed by the word.
I know anyone who scrawls on public property with a marker is automatically the lowest common denominator, and I see graffiti of all sorts everywhere I go, but not that word, and surely not repeated.
You can't judge a city by the writing on the wall, but a city with "that" written on it does leave an impression.