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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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


December 8, 2012

ICE SKATING AT THE PPG RINK Fall fades into winter.  The hours of daylight grow short, and darkness appears to reign.  For millennia, people have been “raging against the dying of the light” by observing various festivals and religious holidays that center on light overcoming darkness. Light Up Night kicks off the annual holiday season […]


November 16, 2012

MYSTICAL PITTSBURGH A gray overcast day, surrounded by fog in the city of Pittsburgh, adds an air of mystery to the city skyline. BLUE MOON OVER PHOENIX This blue moon taken on a roof top deck, reminds me of spooky stories told under a full moon in the middle of the woods around a blazing […]


November 4, 2012

LIFE IS WONDERFUL!   The sky is over casted, the air is crisp with the treat of rain and here I sit on a Saturday afternoon in the bleachers of Cupples Stadium watching a high school football playoff game.  “WONDERFUL”! As I look out onto the field I see the beautiful skyline of the city […]


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