February 4th, 2009

Just as we did for Superbowl 40, my wife and I drove up from Raleigh, North Carolina to watch the Steelers win the Superbowl. The celebration downtown after the win was not as festive as 2006, primarily because the police had almost all the streets closed off. Oakland or the South Side would have been the place to be. On to the mix of pictures:

Welcome to Pittsburgh, Home of the Super Bowl Champions for the Sixth time.
Welcome to Pittsburgh, Home of the Super Bowl Champions for the Sixth time.
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The strip district on the eve of the Super Bowl Parade.
The strip district on the eve of the Super Bowl Parade.
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Steeler fans celebrate the night of the Superbowl 43 win.
Steeler fans celebrate the night of the Superbowl 43 win.
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Standing out of the sunroof was the popular way to go.
Standing out of the sunroof was the popular way to go.
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Pittsburghers pile up to get a view of the Champs.
Pittsburghers pile up to get a view of the Champs.
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Flurries didn't keep the 350,000 people away.
Flurries didn’t keep the 350,000 people away.
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Stop lights provided a higher vantage point for some.
Stop lights provided a higher vantage point for some.
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Crowd gathers on Grant Street downtown Pittsburgh.
Crowd gathers on Grant Street downtown Pittsburgh.
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 Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin waves to the crowd.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin waves to the crowd.
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QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Charlie Batch document the parade.
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Charlie Batch document the parade.
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Steelers owner Dan Rooney opts to keep warm in the car
Steelers owner Dan Rooney opts to keep warm in the car
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US Steel Building towers over the Superbowl parade
US Steel Building towers over the Superbowl parade
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Distant glimpse of the Lombardi Trophy
Distant glimpse of the Lombardi Trophy
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One Oliver, PPG, CNG, Highmark from the Strip.
One Oliver, PPG, CNG, Highmark from the Strip.
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Towers of Gateway Center among the onlookers
Towers of Gateway Center among the onlookers
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The frozen Allegheny and the Pittsburgh skyline on the day of the parade.
The frozen Allegheny and the Pittsburgh skyline on the day of the parade.
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Silhouette of Trimont, Sixteenth Street Bridge
Silhouette of Trimont, Sixteenth Street Bridge
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Goodnight from the City of Champions
Goodnight from the City of Champions
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