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Point Tree


Point Tree


Point Tree


The Duquesne Light Christmas Tree at Point State Park is one of the many sights in downtown Pittsburgh to visit during the holiday season.  The 80-foot-high tree stands in the middle of The Fountain at the Point where the Monongahela River and the Allegheny Rivers pour into the Ohio River.

Point State Park

Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” It commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754 – 1763).

Once a busy industrial area, the area had deteriorated into a commercial slum by the 1940s. The development of a state park was authorized in 1945 and the first parcel of the 36-acre property was purchased in 1946. The park was completed and dedicated in 1974. It is now one of the nation’s outstanding historical parks and tourist attractions and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

This post was entered in The Digital Photography School’s Weekly challenge found here.



22 Responses to “ONE SUBJECT – THREE SHOTS”

  1. All three are so beautiful!

  2. there’s light at the end of the tunnel! 😉 Beautiful trees, Francine. 🙂

  3. Lovely shots! Pleasing to the eye.

  4. Very Beautiful… Blessings…

  5. Absolutely love that first one, Francine. It’s a stunner!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your stunning shots, Francine! Pittsburgh is beautiful!

  7. Excellent shooting and it’s fun to see how you approached the Duquesne Light Christmas Tree. All of them beautiful but my favourite is the last one. Just love the simplicity.

  8. These trees are gorgeous!

  9. That tunnel bathed in gold is, in and of itself, a work of art. Nice camera work, Francine.

  10. That’s a lot of lights. I guess it kept somebody employed, getting those on the tree.

  11. What great shots.. My favorite is the second one.. 🙂

  12. Lovely Christmas shots, Francine. 🙂

  13. Beautiful and what great re-use of the industrial site.

  14. How beautiful! I especially love the “Through the Tunnel” shot, the golden color and flowing lines. Happy Holidays 🙂

  15. Don’t know what I like more the tree or the sky behind it

  16. The story of Point State Park is inspiring. Commercial slum (and I know how horrible they can be) to National Historic Landmark. Kudos, Pittsburgh.

  17. I LOVE this!!! You are so creative!!

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