On Top of the World

The city of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington (elevation 6,289) just before sunset, Monday evening.

Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge 

and a big nod to  Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the sculpture garden- Walker Art Center   The spoon weighs 5,800 pounds the cherry 1,200 pounds. I saw this sculpture when we visited Matthew when he was a student at Macalester College in St. Paul. It came to mind when I was thinking about photographing a cherry on top for the weekly photo challenge.


And the cell phone shots below to compare which I thought looked better than the good camera.

Cherry on a spike and one of my gray hairs and the Duquesne Incline

Without the spoon, the city in focus

27 thoughts on “On Top of the World

  1. Fantastic – I agree with R – super cool entry for the cherry on top – what a clever idea to shoot your version of the sculpture – and by the way – the sculpture in Mineesota is cool and the video was nice – showing the sculpture in snow – and working like a fountain!
    And good info on scale in that video !
    Have a great week

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  3. Terrific photos both Pgh and Spoonbridge ……. going to return to video for more of Claes O. I LOVE his art!!! Both your photos and his sculpture perfect for “theme” and so creative from Mt. Wash!!!!!! Another keep on the computer day!!!!1

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