Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Coaster Museum (Sort Of)

6 Jan

“A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works.” – David Rockefeller

In some cities, the local amusement park is just that. But in Pittsburgh, Kennywood is traditional: a family tradition. You’ll never hear people speak so fondly of a park than in Pittsburgh. You’d think the place had been running for a hundred years. Well, it has, more than 110 to be exact.

A park as rich in amusement history as Kennywood deserves its own museum. It’s not getting one anytime soon, but at least Continue reading

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Gingerbread Coaster

4 Jan

A ginger presenting gingerbread houses.

While meandering the not-so-mean streets of downtown Pittsburgh, some friends were kind enough to take me to PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) Place’s Gingerbread House Display. In it’s 9th year, this competition and display is held in the PPG Place Wintergarden in the exterior windows of Two PPG Place from November 18th through January 7th. The viewing is free to the public and all gingerbread houses may be purchased with the proceeds going towards Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund.

Edible Displays

Of course I’m hooked. This event somehow manages to combine free, creativity, and food; three of my favorite things. But what I didn’t know is that it also contained my most favorite thing in the world… Continue reading