Monday, September 17, 2012
Pittsburgh Picture of the Day
Today's picture is actually two pictures. This is my branch library, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Mount Washington. It's about half a mile from my house, an easy 10 minute walk. This building was built in 1901 and, while it looks impressive on the outside (lovely stained glass over the entrance, wood doors, pretty front garden), inside it needs some improvement. We're hoping it will soon get air conditioning,--right now, when the temperatures are too hot in summer, they have to close early--a new roof, and other aesthetic improvements. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and, as it sits right on Pittsburgh's front porch, the panoramic view of the city from the front doors on Grandview Avenue can't be beat.