Archive for July, 2014

A Leafy Suburb in the City

Posted in Uncategorized on July 8, 2014 by SimpleSue

Schenley Farms by “Father Pitt”

Father Pitt

The Cathedral of Learning seen from Schenley Farms, a century-old suburb surrounded by the monuments and institutions of Oakland.

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A Map of Oakland

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2014 by SimpleSue

Oakland Map from “Father Pitt”

Father Pitt

Father Pitt mentions Oakland more often than any other neighborhood, probably because Oakland, as the intellectual and cultural center of Pittsburgh, is more fun to look at than any other neighborhood. Here is a helpful map (click to download in PDF format) that shows most of the Oakland sights mentioned by Father Pitt so far. Print it on an ordinary letter-size sheet of paper, carry it with you, and take some better pictures than the ones old Pa Pitt has to offer.

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Carnegie-Mellon Through the Steam

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2014 by SimpleSue

Capturing the beauty of Oakland – from “Father Pitt”

Father Pitt

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Steam from the Carnegie heating plant in Junction Hollow below veils Hamerschlag Hall and Roberts Hall at Carnegie-Mellon.

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Phipps Hall of Botany

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From “Father Pitt”

Father Pitt

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Tucked behind Phipps Conservatory, this grand little building houses an auditorium, some classrooms, and a huge portrait of Henry Phipps given by his friend Andrew Carnegie.

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The delightful fountain in front is a recent installation, but looks like it belongs with the building.

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Cathedral of Learning Through a Window

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2014 by SimpleSue

The excellent photography from “Father Pitt”

Father Pitt

The Cathedral of Leaning in Oakland,through one of the windows of the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries in the Carnegie Museum of Art.

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Cliffside Rowhouses in South Oakland

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2014 by SimpleSue

The blog of “Father Pitt”

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Tall, narrow rowhouses in South Oakland cling to the edge of Panther Hollow. Many of the houses have been converted to apartments.

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Panther Hollow Lake

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2014 by SimpleSue

Oakland thru the eyes of “Father Pitt”

Father Pitt

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Panther Hollow Lake in early spring, with the Cathedral of Learning in the background and a pair of Canada geese floating on the water.

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