My friend Roberta called me today. What a great find for the blog! She told me about the cool competition happening in front of the main Carnegie Library. Pittsburgh themed and sand sculptures being created by five international teams of two, right under a big tent in Oakland.
The competition is over Friday afternoon at three-“Trowels Down”
200 tons of sand from a quarry was delivered to the walkway in front of the museum, then moved by a front loader.
Each team received 40 tons of sand to sculpt.
International Sand Sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen has a Sand Museum in Japan
Teammate Bruce Phillips from San Diego concentrating on details of “Dear Andy”.
Teammates Andrius Petkus from Lithuania and Maxim Gazendam the Netherlands creating “The Pearl”“The Pearl”
“Master of Steel”
Jon Woodworth from Texas and Karen Fralich from Ontario Canada work on their sculpture “Master of Steel”
Fergus Mulvany from Ireland and Thomas Koet from Florida
“The Renaissance of Pittsburgh”
“Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio The Three Graces of Pittsburgh”
Teammates Ilya Filimontsev from Russia & Susanne Ruseler of the Netherlands
Sifting the sand to get rid of the rubble
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Main
If you want to try your hand at sculpting sand, here is a link from Katsuhiko Chaen to the Sand Museum in Japan on how to do it.
On the way home from the airport. Steve had picked me up. We stopped by the North Shore.
I’d just come from almost 70 degrees weather is Arizona and the winter city at dusk was such a contrast.
The beauty of winter.
Lone jogger on the trail along the Allegheny River.
Bill Mazeroski runs into home plate for a Pirates win- 1960 World Series
A bit of snow highlighted Mr. Mazeroski’s shoulders
From the North Shore.
The 2015 Annual Report on the Blog came from WordPress .
Four out of five most viewed blogposts this year were NOT published in 2015.
Just one of the most viewed was posted this year.
Not sure what to think about the most popular posts viewed in 2015 date back to 2010. Huh?
- 1 Guess How Many Jelly Beans in a Glass Quart Jar March 2013
- 2 Jarrod and Lauren’s Wedding Day September 2015
- 3 The Extraordinary Art of Bodhi Wind 2013
- 4 My Bookshelf May 2010
- 5 Waiting for Barges on the Allegheny River Late in the Day 2013
- and tied for fifth most viewed is I’ve Been Making Jamie Oliver’s Baked Orecchiette for 4 years Now
Left the Rehearsal Dinner at Penn Brewery to go across the street to my car. This is what I saw.
The scene was elusive in camera, not wanting to focus, but a spectacular view. I really enjoy night photography and need to make a point to get out more at night.
and below a cropped view with more of the city proper
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”
Big sister/little sister front seat back seat
selfie taken by granddaughter Anna.
1/2 empty cake stand
Impressionism at the car wash – 1/2 light 1/2 dark
Half hand knit shawl/half Golden Doodle photographed by Laura Thanks for sending
Self-assignment: Return to the same place and take another photograph.
Did you ever see two photographs where you are to spot the differences?
Photographed December 2010 Where the Rivers Meet (note the Christmas Tree at the Point)
A few shots I took while doing a photo shoot on Sunday afternoon.
Serenity (noun): The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Yellow.”
Yes, they said they threw us a curveball with the challenge for yellow right in the midst of silver and red and green holiday colors. No lemons available in the house.
New York City
Central Park Taxi Cabs