The tallest sandcastle is 13.97 m (45 ft 10.25 in) tall and was created by Ted Siebert (USA) of the Sand Sculpture Company and a crew of 19 on behalf of Turkish Airlines, in Virginia Key Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, on 27 October 2015. Using 1,800 tonnes of imported sand, the team worked for two weeks to create the tallest sandcastle.
Turkish Airlines wanted to celeberate their special occasion of bridging Miami to more than 270 destinations via Istanbul in a fun and unusual way. They gifted Miami residents by bringing together 19 sculptures from all around the world by building the largest sandcastle - EVER! - 4500 Square foot, 45 feet 10.25 inches tall.

Don't forget to watch this video of The Guiness World Record Holding Sandcastle linked below:

Day View Of St. Mary Church

Statue of Mother Mary in front of the Church

Beautiful Inside View of St. Mary Church

A beautiful artwork at St.Mary Church

Night View Of St. Mary Church

Mt. Washington's Grandview Avenue is a popular destination for visitors and tourist to the city of Pittsburgh. St. Mary church, perched on Grandview overlooking the city, is frequented by many. Even though the church cannot be kept open all the time, they have created a 24-Hour Chapel, which is in the entry to the church. This provides opportunity for anyone to visit the church any time of the day. People can stop in, see the beauty of the church, stained glass, art and architecture, and bask in the peace of the Lord. The parish provides prayer and reflection materials as well as information about the Church, to support any encounter and experience of Christ and the parish. The church also have a visitors/prayer intention book in the 24-Hour Chapel which collects the comments and prayers of the local community and visitors from around the world!

Mass Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. (anticipated)
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30, & 11:30 a.m.

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Day View of Pittsburgh Downtown

Night view of Pittsburgh Downtown

Downtown Pittsburgh, colloquially referred to as the Golden Triangle and officially the Central Business District, is the urban downtown center of Pittsburgh. It is located at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River whose joining forms the Ohio River. The "triangle" is bounded by the two rivers. The area features offices for major corporations such as PNC Bank, U.S. Steel, PPG, Bank of New York Mellon, Heinz, Federated Investors and Alcoa. It is where the fortunes of such industrial barons as Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, Henry J. Heinz, Andrew Mellon and George Westinghouse were made.
The above pictures were taken from Mt. Washington.

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her...” ― Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, The Little Prince

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                 Monday Mellow Yellow

Crandon Beach is one of Miami's greatest park treasures. A beautiful, sprawling campus of beaches and amenities, Crandon Park is more than a beach. At Crandon Park Beach on Key Biscayne, there's a Family Amusement Center, a Nature Center and even a place to rent cabanas.The beach remains the main attraction at the luscious and family-friendly Crandon Park. Crandon park has a admission fees of $7 at weekends for personal vehicles and is open from 8 a.m to sunset.

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For all those who wonder how I kill time, here is my garden! I love Gardening and flowers - they are my favorite. I like to share with you some of the flowers that are grown in my garden. When I buy plants I have a tendency to pick flowers that are shades of pink, yellow or white. I don't do it purposefully, but at the end of the day, thats the shade of Flowers I end up buying!

Some got withered & drenched in the rain, but I still like them.


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Finally my dream came true. A dream to see one of the seven wonders of the world. I have read about people who traveled to all the wonders of the world and about people who completed their journey within a span of just 13 days! You know, I just wanted to visit ONE of them, and here I am - the one that represents Freedom!

On my visit I learned new things about this great Statue, which I love to share with everyone. The Statue of Liberty represents many things, like friendship between nations and freedom from oppression. Historically, the Statue of Liberty is important because she was given to the U.S. by France to celebrate America’s first 100 years as a nation.

Lady Liberty’s classic stature, face, and attire come from the Roman goddess Libertas, who also represents freedom from tyranny and oppression. The crown is reminiscent of a halo and its spikes show similarities to those of the sun gods–the Roman Apollo, and the Greek Helios. Her right foot is raised as if she is continually on the move, forever bringing freedom to others.

Lady carries enlightenment to the world with the forever-lit torch (Liberty’s original name was Liberty Enlightening the World). Along with tools, the ability to create fire is one of the skills that led to civilization as we know it. Fire is symbolic of knowledge and brings light to the people.

As she bid goodbye to us in the evening, I realized that it was a trip that will stay close to my heart forever. 

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