Francine In Retirement
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Posts Tagged ‘point state park


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 […]


June 29, 2013

SAND SCULPTURE OF AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS A few days from now the United States will celebrate the birth of our country on the 4th of July, 2013.   Last year helping to recognize this historical occasion, a sand sculpture made out of 160 tons of sand depicting the Founding Fathers gathered in Independence Hall in Philadelphia […]


June 25, 2013

“It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?” ― Carl Sandburg “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but […]


June 15, 2013

POINT STATE PARK FOUNTAIN The Fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh has finally reopened with a ceremony attended by the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett  and the beginning of Dollar Bank’s Three Rivers Art Festival.   At its peak the water spouts 150 ft in the air. Read more: Here are my photos of […]


March 12, 2013

TAGGED “K” I remember growing up in the public housing projects of the city of Pittsburgh, where neighborhood children would gather at the local ball field for a friendly game of kickball to pass away the summer days. We would choose two people to act as captains.  They would stand in the middle of a […]


January 29, 2013

TAGGED “E” – ENCOURAGEMENT HANG IN THERE BE ENCOURAGED! ( click on below video to see more photos ) DON’T QUIT When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,  When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,  When the funds are low and the debts are high,  And you want to smile, but you have […]


July 19, 2012

GET HIGH . . . . UP Photographing people and things from a high up approach can give you a different prospective of things and situations.  DPS encouraged us to look for opportunities to get up above the subjects we are photographing and shoot from that vantage point. In the below photos, notice the different […]


July 5, 2012

The 4th of July featured P1 Superstock and Formula 3 Powerboat speed races at this years EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta.  The Allegheny River at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh was blazing with speed on a very hot day with temperatures reaching close to 98 degrees. I hope you enjoy the video I put […]


July 5, 2012

ACROBATS AT  EQT THREE RIVERS REGATTA Another week and another challenge sponsored by FrizzText.  This week it is the letter “A”.  See more articles under his link. In Pittsburgh on the 4th of July, EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta presented The 2012 Beaverland Must-skis’ performance of The Magic & Illusion of Snow Skiing on the […]


July 3, 2012

I live in a beautiful city with three rivers and when it comes to summer fun on the water there is no other place to be. Celebrating 35 years of free family fun the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta started off with a musical treat from one of the military’s most elite group — “The […]