“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
You now how I like to photograph the Bill Mazeroski statue down by PNC Park and the Allegheny River. The statue captures the moment he ran into home plate , winning the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
My dad was at that game.
Tonight the moon was out. Steve and I were on our way home from the National Kidney Gala at Heinz Field. BTW the photo I donated went for a nice amount in the Silent Auction so that felt satisfying. Such a good organization. 80% of donations goes directly to the patients and their needs.The number of people with kidney disease is staggering. Attendees were incredibly generous especially when in a 10 minutes blitz they raised about $25,000.
Steve took this picture of me with Mill Firelight on the Mon.
A different take today
on Becky B’s #januarylight squares Challenge
I was headed to I-279 and pulled into Phineas Street on the North Side to capture beloved Pittsburgh Pirate, Roberto Clemente’s likeness on this building.
Artist Jeremy Raymer painted this stunning mural. Here’s an article written by Bob Bauder about the painting.
The building that served as the “canvas” for Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente’s portrait is Verdetto’s Bar and Restaurant.
Meet Sculpture Artist Dominique Scaife.
Here she is with her award winning sculpture, Burgh, at Pittsburgh Society of Artists Da Burgh Show (Images of Pittsburgh) at Framehouse and Jask Gallery in Lawrenceville through June 30th.
The show’s juror was Linda Price-Sneddon
“Price-Sneddon is an artist-educator and graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Studio Program. Her multidisciplinary work explores the basic human interrelationship and identification with the landscape.” from Pittsburgh Press Releases
Here’s Chuck Wise again, manning the controls of the Duquesne Incline. He’s been operating the incline for twenty years. During the day he delivers flowers. He ‘graciously allowed me to photograph him again and you can tell there was a Pirates Game Wednesday night.
Here is the orginal post. . Blog Post -Incline Operator in January 2013.
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.
Boundaries. Some people have none.
The creator of the challenge Ben Huberman says,”This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.”
Here are a few visible from the archives
Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.
Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna. I was driving.
Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.
Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.
A very special wall– Forbes Field.
Forbes Field is long gone (1972)
-but the wall where the1960 World Series was won by Bill Mazeroski’s homerun stands.
It’s called the Greatest Homerun Ever. You can watch it at YouTube here
You can’t believe how many retaining walls there are in every neighborhood of the city.