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St. Basil Catholic Church, Carrick

Posted in Carrick, Churches by Dr. Boli on August 18, 2014

In the light of the setting sun, St. Basil’s presides benevolently over part of Carrick, a neighborhood of steep and crowded hills.

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Great Blue Heron

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on August 16, 2014

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A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stalks its prey in a pond near Cranberry.

Sunset

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on August 12, 2014

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Brewer’s Block, Fifth Avenue

Posted in History by Dr. Boli on August 5, 2014

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This imposing (for 1860) edifice seems to have stood at the lower end of Fifth Avenue. From a Directory of Pittsburg and Allegheny Cities for 1860-1861.

Pittsburgh in 1860

Posted in History by Dr. Boli on August 5, 2014

 

pittsburgh-schuchman-sAdvertising William Schuchman’s lithography, from  a Directory of Pittsburg and Allegheny Cities for 1860-1861.

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