A Bridge Like No Other (Except the Other 2 That Are Just Like It)

It’s a double header. Unusual in this space perhaps, but there is a reason. The picture above is the foot of the Roberto Clemente bridge, one of Three Sisters bridges that span the Allegheny River from Downtown (Dahntahn, in Pittsburgh-ese) to The North Side in Pittsburgh, PA (note: the bright lights in the background are from PNC Park).  This was taken during Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night, a city-wide celebration to kickoff the the seasonal festivities, replete with food, concerts, parties, holiday village in Market Square, and fireworks.  One of the concert…

Just around the corner

In all of the photos of Cinderella Castle that you have ever looked at, how often have you ever actually seen any of them from any other angle than straight on, coming up Main Street, USA? That is not to say that that is a bad thing. I am fairly confident that if anything could be a perfect, 100% guaranteed certainty, it is that being at Walt Disney World and coming up Main Street, USA to see Cinderella Castle is never a bad thing. While we were wandering about the…

Big Brother is Hopping?

Do you know Oswald the Lucky Rabbit? Oswald is by all rights, Mickey Mouse’s older brother, appearing a full year before Mickey officially debuted as Steamboat Willie. The Kid absolutely adores Oswald.  When we recently visited Walt Disney World in Florida (again), she took her plushy Oswald (and Mickey and Jack and Sally and a smaller Oswald and a smaller Mickey and a Minnie Mouse and my own stuffed Mickey Mouse from the late 70s) with her.  She felt compelled to show Oswald the statue of his creator and his brother,…

By the Ghost of a Memory

Haunted mansion at night

This! This is The Haunted Mansion. The Disney Haunted Mansion, the one in Florida, not California for you purists. It is beautiful. It is full of spooks and creepies, ghouls and ghosts. It is extra super duper haunted, even more than usual in this picture, as it was specially lit and surrounded by fog for the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. You could reasonably proffer that a ghost is simply something that has no intention of being forgotten. In that way, a ghost is just like a memory. Keeping with the…