What a day.  We spent the day at Kennywood Park here in Pittsburgh, a beautiful park with lots of fun rides.  The rides and coasters take advantage of the hilly terrain, and there are gardens, old buildings, and the most beautiful carousel in the world there, giving lots of great photo-ops.  So naturally, this week’s book diary was inspired, and it’s all about coffee table books.

What’s on your coffee table?  More below.
I’d love to have a coffee table book on Kennywood, but I don’t.  So I’ll share a few pictures, then tell you what’s on my coffee table.

Kennywood’s heart and soul is the beautiful carousel.
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Here’s a really cool fountain

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They had these amazing Kenyan acrobats performing.  Here’s a guy jumping through fire-no idea why the photo came out so weird but it’s too good an action shot not to keep.

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And of course the human pyramid.
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They were terrific, and so exuberant!

The railroad takes you past great views of the river, including the brand new lock and dam.
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That’s the monongahela river.

Here’s the “auto race”, the last one of its kind in the world.  It’s great, electric cars that run on an enclosed wooden track.
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Some flowers-what are these?
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and some more flowers.
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It’s a beautiful park, if you’re ever in the area, stop by.

There are many books on my coffee table right now because I’ve got clutter issues.  The ones in permanent residence are a book on the Beatles, the big assed Monty Python book, a book called “what if” that gives alternate histories, and the illustrated Audobon art plates book-the one that weighs about 50 pounds.  

Coffee table books are more than just pretty pictures, though, they say something about us.  What books are on your coffee table?  What does that say about you?

And as always, what have you read lately??

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