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Archive for the ‘Sights Around Pittsburgh’ Category

TRAVEL THEME: STATUES

March 28, 2014

While walking along the streets where the Pittsburgh Arts Festival was located, there were a number of very alive looking statues that got a lot of attention. The details of the images portrayed by the sculptures, from facial expression to the objects in their hands was amazing. These statues were done by world-renowned artist J. Seward Johnson Jr.  One of the […]

THE MASK

February 26, 2014

“In order to find peace, we must expose the masks we use to hide behind.” Debbie Ford (American author), Why Good People Do Bad Things (2008), HarperCollins “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: THE COLOR ORANGE

February 18, 2014

SUMMER FUN   The Color Orange The color of adventure and social communication The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to ‘gut reaction’ or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of […]

MANY CULTURES ONE COMMUNITY

February 18, 2014

Pittsburgh is an incredible melting pot of cultures from every part of the world. In the nineteenth century, the influx of new Americans arriving to work in the steel mills and factories made Pittsburgh one of the fastest-growing industrial cities in the country. Today, the result is a pastiche of customs, cuisine, and linguistic oddities […]

THE CARRIE DEER

February 17, 2014

The 45-by-35 foot Rankin Deer Head sculpture has been at Carrie Furnace for more than a decade and has become integrated into the landscape. Six to eight main artist worked on the sculpture every Sunday throughout the course of a year from October 2007 to October 2008, with other helpers coming in for a day […]

COME TO ME….

February 16, 2014

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Photo taken from the internet) POSTED IN OBSERVANCE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH […]

WEATHER HAS TAKEN ITS TOIL

January 27, 2014

The weather has taken its toil on the intra-structure of the city. Underground water pipes are breaking and we are running low on salt supplies for the roads. Can’t wait for the cold spell to break. No pun intended. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 25, 2013

I wish each one of you a Merry Christmas and holiday season.  Thank you for following my blog, reading my posts and viewing my pictures. I gain encouragement and inspiration from reading yours.  I hope you enjoy the spirit of the holidays through the following pictures I have taken. “GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST […]

HALO AROUND THE MOON

December 19, 2013

I guess this is my week for getting up early and seeing wonders outside my window.  This morning it was a halo around the moon. My first thought was: See what a halo around the moon means here. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

A LOOK BACK IN TIME

December 4, 2013

PHOTOS FROM PITTSBURGH’S MY MACY’S PARADE FEATURING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL PLAYERS &  DAVY CROCKETT Henry VIII was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France.Wikipedia Henry VIII was […]

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