Allegheny Observatory at Twilight

The Allegheny Observatory gives its name to the Observatory Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh, although—oddly—the city government knows the neighborhood as Perry North, in spite of its residents’ insistence on calling it Observatory Hill.

The Charlotte Apartments, Observatory Hill

A typically dignified small Pittsburgh apartment building in the neoclassical style. This particular one has an enviable location, right at the entrance to Riverview Park, with a view of the Allegheny Observatory and the Byzantine Metropolitan Archbishop’s palace. Smaller Pittsburgh apartment buildings of this era were frequently given women’s names.

Camera: Olympus E20n.

Curves and Angles

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The dome of the Allegheny Observatory, Observatory Hill, painted gold by the declining sun.

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