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Hotel Schenley

Posted in History, Oakland by Dr. Boli on July 8, 2014

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From the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Blue Book, 1899-1900. This building is now the William Pitt Student Union, having been absorbed, like much of the rest of Oakland, into the University of Pittsburgh.

Butterflies at Phipps

Posted in Nature, Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on June 4, 2014

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The Butterfly Forest in the Stove Room at Phipps is aflutter with butterflies all summer. Above, a Julia (Dryas iulia); below, a White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae).

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Tufa Bridge and Stairway, Schenley Park

Posted in Oakland by Dr. Boli on May 15, 2014

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Memories of the Phipps Spring Flower Show

Posted in Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on April 17, 2014

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Kneeling Venus in the Phipps Palm House

Posted in Phipps Conservatory, Sculpture by Dr. Boli on April 17, 2014

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You have to look hard to find her, but this statue, a gift from Henry Phipps to his conservatory, is still kneeling in the jungle to the left of the main entrance as you walk into the palm house.

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