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Posts Tagged ‘sights around 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 […]

CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: 2015 WEEK #15

April 14, 2015

DINOSAUR IN A BATMAN MASK EYE BALL BENCHES FLOATING HEAD OF ANDREW CARNEGIE I enjoyed taking part in Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge. The I above photos were taken a few years ago and thought you might enjoy see them.  Click on their titles for more information about them. Also check out Cee’s blog to see more […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: BRIDGES

May 1, 2013

ROBERTO CLEMENTE BRIDGE The Sixth Street Bridge, renamed the Roberto Clemente Bridge in 1999, is one of three identical “sister” bridges built across the Allegheny River, connecting Pittsburgh to the North Shore. It, like most downtown Pittsburgh river bridges, is painted golden-yellow (the official city colors are Black and Gold). Visit Cee’s Photography to see […]

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 […]

DESIGNER TRASH CANS

June 4, 2012

There is one thing you can be sure to find at an arts festival, and that is art everywhere even in the most unlikely but common places.  Take a look at the items below. DESIGNER TRASH CANS One Man’s Trash Another Man’s Treasure BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

SUNDAY POST: LIGHT

March 25, 2012

My selection for Jakesprinter Sunday Post Challenge was pulled from my archive of photos taken back in 2010.  I hope you enjoy it. WHAT IS THE CHURCH? I think that I shall never see A church that’s all it ought to be; A church whose members never stray Beyond the straight and narrow way; A […]

MARCH SUMMER WEEKEND IN PITTSBURGH

March 19, 2012

It was a beautiful March weekend in Pittsburgh.  The city celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by holding the second largest parade in the country.  It was attended by the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.  The city also celebrated the summer-like weather, that reached in the high 70’s, by heading  outdoors for fun and relaxation.  A […]

PITTSBURGH WELCOME’S THE WORLD

February 27, 2012

I thought I would post a travel blog about the city of Pitsburgh.  A place I call home.  The following slideshow shows places and buildings of interest around town.  I am also including some Pittsburgh trivia and fun facts that I hope you will enjoy. Pittsburgh ranked in the top five Most Livable Cities in the […]

HUGE HEAD

February 21, 2012

A-Z ARCHIVE: H Every year the city of Pittsburgh has its annual Three Rivers Arts festival. The history of the festival can be found here:  http://www.3riversartsfest.org/about-the-three-rivers-arts-festival/ A few years ago the festival celebrated its 50th anniversary with the launching of the floating head of Andrew Carnegie.  Information found here: http://www.3riversartsfest.org/2010/06/andrew-carnegie-floating-festival-diplomat/ Below are the photos I took […]

GRAFFITI ART

February 14, 2012

What is graffiti?  It is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. Here are some graffiti art I photographed in and around Pittsburgh.  Some were taken at a closed down steel mill, known as the Carrie Furnace.  Others on the walls of local buildings. Part […]