Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh

I think my favorite place in Pittsburgh is the Phipps Conservatory, near the Carnegie Library and the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. The collection of plants inside and outside the conservatory is outstanding. There is even a palm tree that is believed to be from the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Click on the photo to get to more photos of the conservatory.

Pittsburgh would be a good city for a library conference. Perhaps PLA or LITA would like to go there. There is a conference center that appears to be close to a cultural district. The streets are confusing, but nothing is really very far away. The Carnegie Library is a pretty important institution in library history. Pittsburgh has my recommendation.

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