What a pleasant outing I had today. Outside there is more sunshine than cloud cover and it’s around a comfortable 80 to 85 degrees. I strolled into Oakland, down Forbes Avenue, passed the Carnegie Institute: Museum of Natural History/Museum of Art then passed Carnegie Music Hall with a left-hand turn that took me to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh faces The Hillman Library of the University of Pittsburgh. Schenley Plaza separates the two libraries. There were a lot more people out and about today compared to a few days ago. I guess the students are slowly drifting back to campus. The beauty of the entire area is enhanced by a large green lawn (there were several sunbathers) and hedges, leafy trees and numerous flowers of different, brilliant colors.
What did I check out of the library?
- $2.00 a Day, Living On Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
- American Warlords, How Roosevelt’s High Command Led America To Victory In World War II by Jonathan W. Jordan
- The Great Elector by Ferdinand Schevill
After checking out my books, I took another stroll around Schenley Plaza. There was a nice little crowd sitting at tables under the big tent. The crowd was being entertained by three guys around my age playing keyboard, violin and accordion. Their instruments looked to be as worn as they were. Yes, I’m very age conscious (Gray Power!). I stood and listened for a while. There were several couples with young children running around. It was all very family friendly. The musicians were good.
I walked through the area of the food booths and kiosks (there’s one sit-down restaurant). People sat at the tables eating and socializing. I felt re-invigorated. I caught a bus back home.
I wanted to get up another blog post before the day was done. The radio will broadcast the second pre-season game of the Steelers at 7:00 p.m.
Guy Hogan (The Old Soldier)
PS I’m also a dirty old man. All photos used in this blog post were sampled from Egotastic All Stars.