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Highland Park Bridge

Posted in Bridges, Highland Park by Dr. Boli on March 7, 2014

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The Highland Park Bridge, viewed through the winter trees from Highland Park.

Urn in Highland Park

Posted in Highland Park by Dr. Boli on September 6, 2013

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Father Pitt does not know the history of these urns, and would be delighted if any of his readers could enlighten him. This one is set back against the woody hill that slopes down from the reservoir.

Dolphin Fountain, Highland Park

Posted in Highland Park, Sculpture by Dr. Boli on September 6, 2013

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Frank Vittor gave us these striking classical dolphins for Pittsburgh’s parks, and a number of them remain in place and working. Some kindhearted soul has set out a water dish for the many dogs who come to walk their people in Highland Park.

Highland Park Entrance Portal

Posted in Highland Park, Sculpture by Dr. Boli on September 3, 2013

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Giuseppe Moretti, one of Pittsburgh’s two favorite sculptors (the other being Frank Vittor), gave us the statuary on the Highland Avenue entrance to Highland Park. Moretti loved Pittsburgh, and predicted it would be the Athens of America; Pittsburghers probably laugh when they read that, but if they counted the number of priceless sculptures and great works of architecture they passed every day, they might realize that Moretti was closer to right than they thought.

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Griffin at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Posted in Highland Park by Dr. Boli on October 26, 2009

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If you know where to look (up the hill by the educational buildings) you can find a pair of bronze griffins among the exotic fauna at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

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