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PHOTO FRIDAY – Dino Trio, Pittsburgh, PA

“Dino Trio.” Sounds like a smooth crooner group from the ‘50’s. “Singing live tonight at the Starlight Lounge…it’s the Dino Trio!”

Last week, on our post about the Jurassic dinosaur collection at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, I mentioned DinoMite Days, a 2004 public art project which resulted in 100 uniquely decorated dinosaurs, made of fiberglass and weighing 200 lbs each. They were temporarily installed throughout the city, but most have since been sold to private collectors.

However, several can still be found on public display. We found these BIG beauties in front the “Wintergarden” building at PPG Place!

DinoMite Days Pittsburgh

They are, from left to right:

Philiposaurus. Artist: Gary Mesa Gaido

Ketchupsaurus. Artist: Kristina Martinez

Mr. Dig. Artist: Glennis McClellan

Pittsburgh is Heinz country, so I especially like the one painted like a ketchup bottle. Note how Mr. Dig is peering over The Boy’s shoulder, like he wants to get into the photo!


We also found this one outside the Carnegie Science Center. Poor guy had a broken horn. I couldn’t find a sign with any information about him.



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  1. Mike said,
    March 23, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    I like the Dino with all the bling next to your ketchupy friend 🙂

    • Traci Suppa said,
      March 24, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

      Cool, right? That’s a mosaic treatment with bits of mirror.

  2. March 23, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    These are awesome- I especially love the ketchup bottle one. If you would like to link up with another Photo Meme, I host Friday Daydreamin’ every Friday! I’d love for you to join!


    • Traci Suppa said,
      March 24, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

      Thanks, Becca. I will check it out next time I post a photo on a Friday. I’m trying to do more of them. I have one of the world’s largest pigeon waiting in the wings…(!)

  3. InACents said,
    March 23, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    My son puts ketchup on his ketchup. No where I can get a bottle that big?

    • Traci Suppa said,
      March 24, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

      Ha! My daughter does too. And the big bottles they sell at Costco don’t fit in our fridge. Might as well set up a spigot at the kitchen table.

  4. Lisa said,
    March 23, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Love the shots (particularly the ketchupsaurus)! Art projects like this are so much fun – Toronto did one a number of years ago with moose that were painted and displayed around the city. The moose were also sold privately after the project wrapped up and one of my neighbours purchased one and had it on his front lawn for a time – wish I would have taken a picture of it!

    • Traci Suppa said,
      March 24, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

      Wait! What happened to your neighbor’s moose? I would be sad to see it go, I think.

  5. Anwar said,
    March 24, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    The ketchup one is definitely my favorite. It is too funny.

  6. March 24, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Love all the Pittsburgh posts. They love their dinosaurs!

  7. Sonja said,
    March 24, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    I like the wire mesh stegosaurus next to the ketchup guy!

  8. Brad said,
    March 27, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    yes, the Stegasoraus in the form of a ketchup bottle is awesome. I actually also like the T-Rex that looks like it is sort of crawling out of it’s hiding spot where it’s rested for millions of years. Sort of a zombie T-Rex I guess. I went to a place in the Black Hills of South Dakota near an area where they had dug up a large dino fossil. That was a neat place as kids could pretend to dig up old fossils, etc.

    • Traci Suppa said,
      March 27, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

      Don’t even say the word “zombie!” I caught two minutes of “The Walking Dead” show recently and I’m plagued with nightmares! Matt thinks it’s hysterical.

    • Gary said,
      April 3, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

      You know Brad, I liked the buried T-Rex as well. Brought out the archaeologist in me. Where did you go in the Black Hills for the dino-bone digging? I know a swarm of little travelers who’d love to play paleontologist, do they get to keep the bones? I can’t imagine they would, it has to be a mold.

  9. Cyndi said,
    April 4, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    Love this place it really is a must see if you go to PA. !!!!!

  10. April 15, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    I Love all the Pittsburgh posts. They love their dinosaurs!

  11. Elizabeth said,
    April 18, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Let me know next time you’re in Pittsburgh, I can show you a Dino wearing Mr. Roger’s sweater, one busting through a wall, one Triceratops that looks like a piggy bank (complete with money going in) and one outside a dentist’s office with a toothbrush!!!!

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