Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Phipps Conservatory

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes is housed in “one of earth’s greenest buildings.” It’s worth taking a tour to see the various clever ways the building makes use of renewable energy and resources.

Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS.

Phipps Hall of Botany

The Hall of Botany is a work of the prolific Alden & Harlow, Andrew Carnegie’s favorite architects, and it bears some resemblance to the designs they came up with for branch libraries. The baroque style is unusual, however.

Cameras: above, Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS; below, Olympus E-20n.

King Edward Apartments, Oakland

This is not the largest but one of the most splendid apartment buildings in the North Oakland apartment district. It is a curious trapezoidal shape, crammed into a lot that is not quite rectangular and using up every inch of it.

There are some stitching errors in this very large composite photograph, and old Pa Pitt is too lazy to fix them.

Robert Burns by J. Massey Rhind

This is one of several Robert Burns statues that J. Massey Rhind made for various cities in the United States. Pittsburgh’s was sponsored by Andrew Carnegie and other prominent Pittsburghers of Scots ancestry.

Cameras: above, Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3; below, Olympus E-20n.

Entrance to Phipps Conservatory

Above, looking up into the dome. Below, exterior and interior views of the lobby.

Cameras: above, Canon PowerShot A590 IS (hacked); below, Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

Outdoor Garden, Phipps Conservatory

Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

Cathedral of Learning from Schenley Park

Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.