1. Wade Phillips (right), 32, of McKees Rocks, does a lap around through the mist of the fountain at Point State Park as the sun sets on Downtown on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. 

     
  2. (Ok, so I’m pretty far behind on updating my blog) 2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas gives high-fives to Pittsburgh-area gymnasts after leading them in an attempt to set a world record for most simultaneous cartwheels on Monday, June 23, 2014 on the Roberto Clemente Bridge in between Downtown and North Shore.

    Douglas’ visit and the Guinness Book of World Records attempt is one of more than 700 events taking place in more than 160 countries from June 14-30 to celebrate Olympic Day in 2014. Around 500 participants came together to perform simultaneous cartwheels and to break the official record of 482. The event also promoted the upcoming USA national gymnastics competition in Pittsburgh, the P&G Championships, which is scheduled for Aug. 21-24, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center.

     
  3. A projection of a conceptual view of the Strip District’s Produce Terminal Marketplace illuminates the face of Steve McKnight of Squirrel Hill at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District this August. A public meeting was held at the museum to present three new proposals from three separate firms for redevelopment of the Produce Terminal.

     
  4. A steampunk couple at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “For Your Eyes Only” soiree at the Duquesne Club in Downtown. Yes please.

     
  5. Scenes from the campaign trail with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In the third race for his seat in four years, the 46-year-old reformist governor intrigues many in the GOP after winning a fierce, 20-month battle with public-sector unions and a subsequent recall election. Read more about the tight race for governorship and what it means for his possibilities for president from the Tribune-Review’s Salena Zito here.

     
  6. Volunteer Tony Wettstein (left), 34, of Neenah, WI sits at an information table outside of the Outagamie County Republican Party field office in Appleton, WI as community captain Paul Kempen carries a Scott Walker campaign sign to his car on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Kempen is one of 228 community captains out of the Outagamie office in charge of organizing to knock on doors for Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign.

     
  7. A woman carries flowers from the farmers market in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison, WI early Saturday morning, Aug. 16, 2014. Though Walker has support among conservatives in rural areas, it’s hard to find backers in Madison or Milwaukee. Where food tents and farm stands pop up weekly now around the capitol sidewalks, groups of protesters once stood early in Walker’s tenure. They marched against his “budget repair bill” — Act 10 of 2011 — which restricted the power of public-employee unions to bargain collectively.

     
  8. HyPro Inc. team members listen to Gov. Scott Walker speak on the company’s manufacturing plant floor in Platteville, WI on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Co-owner of HyPro Inc. Mark Schildt said Walker’s policies have encouraged investment in the state, “breaking down some of the roadblocks” business owners faced. “Now I’d say Wisconsin is open for business,” he said.

     
  9. Campaign volunteer Rachel Olson, 21, stands with her copy of Gov. Scott Walker’s book at the Jefferson County Republican Party field office in her town of Fond du Lac, WI on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. “I only date Republicans,” reads the sticker on the back of her pink phone case. “I think in the long run he did what was best for the state,” she said of Walker’s history as governor. “He actually got my first ever vote in 2010.”

     
  10. Jan Murphy (left), 68, of Appleton, WI and Ione Berg, 78, of Grand Chute, WI, listen to Gov. Scott Walker talk to supporters and campaign volunteers at the Outagamie County Republican Party field office in Appleton, WI on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Murphy stressed that she was supporting Walker for another term because she did not want to see Wisconsin slide back into the financial hole that Walker brought the state out of.

     
  11. Jan Murphy (left), 68, of Appleton, WI and Ione Berg, 78, of Grand Chute, WI, listen to Gov. Scott Walker talk to supporters and campaign volunteers at the Outagamie County Republican Party field office in Appleton, WI on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Murphy stressed that she was supporting Walker for another term because she did not want to see Wisconsin slide back into the financial hole that Walker brought the state out of.

     
  12. Kasidi Schaff (left), 5, of Fond du Lac, WI holds her doll “Ruby” as Gov. Scott Walker shakes hands with her father, welder Scott Schaff, at the Jefferson County Republican Party field office in Fond du Lac, WI on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Today’s anti-Washington sentiment is an opportunity for conservatives to educate young people and cynical voters, Walker said.

     
  13. "On Wisconsin!" Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a photo of himself for employees at Davy Engineering Company Inc. in La Crosse, WI during a day of campaign stops on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

     
  14. Jan Murphy (left), 68, of Appleton, WI and Ione Berg, 78, of Grand Chute, WI, listen to Gov. Scott Walker talk to supporters and campaign volunteers at the Outagamie County Republican Party field office in Appleton, WI on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. “I’ve been supporting him since ‘05,” said Outagamie County GOP Chairman Barbara Bieber, 72, of Appleton, WI. “I think he’s honest and he truly cares about what he’s doing. They have scrutinized that guy and they can’t find anything. He’s just an honest person.”

     
  15. Dejarnette Blanchard, 23, of North Side, puts his arm around his son Dai’Saun, 5, as they take a break from picking up trash at Allegheny Commons Park in Pittsburgh’s North Side. Dai’Saun came along with his father, who works with YouthPlaces, to help clean up the park and see what his father does.