Category Archives: I Love Museums

Sharing my loves of visiting museums

Da ‘Burgh and the Andy Warhol Museum

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Thursday, August 28, 2014 IN: Art Appreciation I Love Museums On the Road Again

Da'Burgh and the Andy Warhol Museum

Hubby and I recently motored through the Appalachian Mountains via four tunnels as we headed west on the turnpike, to Da ‘Burgh we went!  That’s Pittsburgh.  One would think Pittsburgh was an island with its 446 bridges. The City of Bridges connects the cities hills, ravines, and three rivers is an attractive town, rich in culture and history. Many millions were amassed here with steel, coal, and foods.  The names jump off the history pages, you know them, Mellon, Carnegie, Heinz, and Frick, just to name a few.

Pittsburgh seems so far removed from everything. It was only because of me accompanying my husband on a recent business trip to the Three River City, that I found myself here and trying to occupy my time.  I didn’t have to look far for a lesson in Pittsburgh history; we stayed at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  The nearly 100-year-old historic art deco style hotel developed by Henry Clay Frick in 1916. I saw evidence of the old world charm all around the hotel, velvet settees, grand chandeliers, ballrooms; it reminded me of the Plaza Hotel in New York City, the old money feel of everything elaborate.

Andy Warhol

Photo of Andy Warhol at Warhol museum entrance.

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Fifth Avenue

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, June 16, 2014 IN: Fashion Is Art I Love Museums On the Road Again

When I think of Fifth Avenue, I conjure up thoughts of women wearing hats and gloves sashaying in furs while walking their pedigreed dogs. Perhaps I have watched way too many film noir movies.  Any how, I am still learning about the rich culture that is well-established in Manhattan, especially on the Upper East side.

Dressing down a ball gown

My daughter lives walking distance to some of the most prestigious properties in the New York.  That being Fifth Avenue, with its exclusive shops and rich history housed in some of the most fabulous museums.  Walk we did, right over to Fifth Avenue.

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