Gorgeous grand staircases with columns, ironwork, and marble. Wonderful carvings at the base and stunning lamps that make a statement all on their own.
The Museum was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1896 and I think some of the workmanship shows the "Victorian Era" as interpreted by a growing city of Pittsburgh at that time. It remains one of the leading museums in the US.
All lovely venues must have a gilded elevator, right?
The detail and relief on these doors and the steel doors that enter the museum is so impressive. I'm sure people wondered why I was staring at the doors, but not going into the elevator!
And then I did.
So I could go up to the top and get this view one last time before leaving.
I'm pretty sure I would have been happy during this era...well maybe not the heavy dresses and limited options for women part, but I could have really rocked a party in a place like this!