Chestnut Street. North Side. Pittsburgh
It was a winning night, perfect weather, good friends and the evening ended with a beautiful fireworks display. Thanks for the tickets, Mark.
What a fun time we had at the Children’s Museum Pittsburgh on a perfect summer Thursday evening. Artwork, live music, refreshments, vendors. Good friends. We even had our pictures taken by a professional in the lower floor.
“BLOOM is an event to create an open space for the artist community, including the museum staff and visitors, to let their creativity blossom. This event will include a variety of ways to appreciate and engage with local artists and their work + art-making opportunities for guests to explore their own creativity.”
“The Legends of Pittsburgh mural was a mural of some of the ‘Burgh’s all time best baseball players from both the Pirates and the Homestead Grays. It was an enlargement of a painting that Michael Malle did, with players selected by the Pirates to represent Pittsburgh’s baseball history. From left to right: Kiki Cuyler, Ralph Kiner, Fred Clarke, Max Carey, Paul and Lloyd Waner, Danny Murtaugh, Josh Gibson, Arky Vaughn, Willie Stargell, Pie Traynor (kneeling), Bill Mazeroski, Roberto Clemente and Honus Wagner.” Pittsburgh Murals and Public Art
Some streets in the city have alley between them. It’s the third definition I’m talking about–
“a narrow street : especially : a thoroughfare through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings”
There are garages and the garbage cans set out for pick up. Not a lot of traffic. We we walking to a friends house to play and we went into their backyard via the alley. Charlie biked ahead of us.
Last time I visited the Children’s Museum was August 2019. Today I returned with grandsons Charlie and Roy. (And their Mom, Laura) stopping to see “the pipes” is a family tradition. Ned Kahn is the artist who created this living and breathing sculpture.