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Posts Tagged ‘pittsburgh

VIVID MOSAIC ART

June 9, 2015

    Photos taken in the Welcome Center, the first LEED® certified visitor center in a public garden. Here, Dale Chihuly’s Goldenrod, Teal and Citron Chandelier, designed and created exclusively for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, heralds the beauty that awaits inside of the glasshouse. Around the walls of the welcome center are these vivid framed art […]

TRAVEL THEME: YOUNGTERS

May 2, 2015

TRAVEL . . . TO THE BEACH KIDS KORNER! Pittsburgh has Three Rivers, but no beach.  What a joy for the children to arrive at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh to fine this man-made beach just for them. This post was created for Where’s my backpack? Travel Theme Challenge: Youngters.  Click on highlighted for more […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: CHURCHES

April 9, 2015

CHURCHES OF PITTSBURGH Visit Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for more entries. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FIRSTS

November 2, 2013

THE RUBBER DUCK Over a million admirers flocked to Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh for a glimpse of the city’s world-famous Rubber Duck inflatable sculpture. The 40-foot rubber duck, the brainbird of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman that has been floating in the Allegheny River just off of Point State Park the past few weeks, […]

GLASS WINDOWS

May 21, 2013

PPG PLACE PPG Place sits atop a 5.5 acre, three-city-block site in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, adjacent to historic Market Square. The shimmering glass complex is centered on a 40-story office tower, reflecting the skies, hills, rivers, and buildings of one of America’s most livable cities. The gleaming glass and steel structures, known […]

BUILT GREEN, WORKING GREEN, EVERYDAY!

April 24, 2013

  Yesterday I did a post called “WALK IN THE LIGHT.”  A fellow blogger, Lucid Gypsy, was intrigued by the walkway and wanted to know more about it.  Inspired by her comment and this also being Earth Week, a focus on a green environment, I present to you the environmentally smart “green” David L. Lawrence Convention […]

TAGGED “P” FOR PITTSBURGH

April 17, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Those of you who follow this blog, know that I am from Pittsburgh and have posted many pictures of it.  I have even made a number of YouTube videos of the city and the many events they have sponsored. Flickr Comments has for this week “tagged P” for his challenge.  Of course I […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FORWARD

February 22, 2013

FORWARD ON THE MONONGAHELA  INCLINE Opened in 1870, the Monongahela Incline — called the Mon Incline by locals — is the oldest and steepest incline in the United States, as well as the nation’s oldest cable car operation. It offers beautiful views of downtown Pittsburgh as well as a convenient way for residents of Mt. […]

UNFORGETTABLE

February 20, 2013

Jakesprinter has a challenge called Sunday Post.  This week his theme was “unforgettable”  Here is my take on the theme. UNFORGETTABLE PLANE RIDE When I think of unforgettable, my mind immediately turns back to my very first airplane ride.  I was fifth teen years old and was selected by our cities’ Director of the American […]

SUNDAY POST: CHRISTMAS

December 23, 2012

Jakesprinter’s challenge this week offers an additional opportunity to post something in keeping with my month-long theme “Visions of the Holidays”.  See other entries on Jake’s site here. It’s December the 23rd and I still had to shop for a Christmas gift to give to my neighbor and friend, Gerda.  She has been celebrating Christmas […]

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