Saturday, August 27, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Fred Rogers Statue
I recently visited the North Shore of Pittsburgh, and came across this statue of Fred Rogers, the beloved children's television personality. I snapped a picture from this angle, and then took a look at the shot later.
Sadly, Fred didn't have a head in my photo. Rats.
Until I get back to this location, I have to rely on the good wishes of donnan.com. I am using their photo, and hope they don't mind. (If they do, I'll take it down immediately.)
Rogers' show ran from 1968 to 2001. He won a Presidential Medal of Honor and a Peabody Award. Rogers died in 2003, and this statue was dedicated as part of a tribute to children in 2009. Fred would have liked that. Up close, the statue makes him look something like a superhero, but the material works just fine at a distance.
The North Shore has gone through a wonderful transformation as of late, and - yes - Fred makes sure that it's always a beautiful day in his neighborhood.
Be notified of new posts on this site via Twitter @WDX2BB.