Holiday Snaps – Carnegie’s Pittsburgh

The next time you visit your library you might bump into Andrew Carnegie.

Andrew Carnegie? Doesn’t he have something to do with music and the Carnegie Hall in New York.?

Yes, but the great industrialist and entrepreneur helped fund more than 2,500 libraries in his time too.

And his name may well be inscribed on the outside of your library.

Easy living: Pittsburgh

Carnegie was though more associated with Pittsburgh than New York.

Just call me Mr Carnegie

Carnegie centenary

If we’re quibbling (and I love an our’ quibble) then he’s really a son of Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland who emigrated to the US.

Carnegie died 100 years ago so it’s timely to flag up Pittsburgh…

After all his Carnegie Institute, or Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, are one of the big reasons to visit Steel City.

The Carnegie Museum of Art… you make up your own mind

The Carnegie Museum of Art puts an emphasis on contemporary art. Carnegie instructing them to collect the ‘old masters of tomorrorow’. http://www.cmoa.org.

Admission is £16.50 for an adult and £10 for a child.

Enraptured: At the Museum of Natural History

The most famous inhabitant of Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one Dippy the Dinosaur. http://www.carnegiemnh.org

Dippy is the nearly complete fossil skeleton of the Diplodocus carnegii dinosaur.

He was discovered in 1899 by a team of scientists, an excavation funded by Carnegie. 

General admission is £16.50 for an adult and £10 for a child.

The Carnegie Science Centre is true to the Scot’s vision for future generations, dedicated to nurturing innovators and leaders like himself http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

General admission is £16.50 for an adult and £10 for a child.

Wow Mao: Andy Warhol Mao

The Andy Warhol Museum will celebrate its official 25th anniversary 19-20 October 2019, coinciding with the launch of the Andy Warhol: Revelation exhibition. http://www.warhol25.org.

And if you’re in the vicinity of Dunfermline, Fife in Scotland I’m sure he’ll look down on you kindly if you visit his birthplace http://www.carnegiebirthplace.com.

How to get there

I found a round trip Dublin-Pittsburgh through Boston from£301 (€340) with Delta Airlines http://www.delta.com.

And Pittsburgh is also served by British Airways through London http://www.britishairways.com.

BA has a sale on that ends on September 24. I found return flights from £348 for any month between October-March.

Also check out http://www.visitpittsburgh.com,

And Philly too

Whisper it but here’s an oul’ review from the city up the road Philadelphia https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/philadelphia-freedom/

And from now on your Holiday Snaps will get even snappier with regular snap dates through the weekend.


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