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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tripping the light fantastic

Pittsburgh pulls off a spectacular Festival of Lights celebration this week for its 250th birthday. The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland, Pa., shown above, is the star of the show. The building at Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard is bathed in lights in a geometric design by Friedrich Forster and Sabine Weissinger.

St. Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral at Fifth Avenue and Craig Street in Oakland is lit in such a way to draw attention to its stained glass window.

An artsy movie was showing Thursday on the outer wall of the nearby Scaife Galleries on Forbes Avenue. I didn't get it, but that's OK. It's cool. The light show runs through Nov. 20. Click here for more information.

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