Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Pittsburgh Picture of the Day
Today's picture is of a beautiful Pittsburgh monument but which currently is in a sad state. The Christopher Lyman Magee Memorial fountain stands right outside the front doors of the Main Library of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, overlooking Schenley Plaza in Oakland. It was designed by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a well-known and accomplished sculptor.
What makes the situation sad is that this fountain does not work at this time. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has it on their repair list but, right now, it is used as a gathering place for smokers, some who have no respect for the area and litter it with cigarette butts. Littering is bad enough but, around a work of gorgeous art, it's a sacrilege. I hope the parks department fixes it very soon!