Clayton was the home of the Henry Clay Frick family from 1882-1905. Frick was founder of the H. C. Frick & Company, a coke manufacturing company and was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company.
Located near Pittsburgh, PA, the 22 room mansion and grounds are open to visitors. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed to be taken inside, and renovations were being done on the outside when I was there so my photos are of the back of the house and the kitchen door.
This is the greenhouse on the property.
I was on a tour and barely managed to get these photos without lagging behind too much.
The Frick Art Museum is also on this property. The Frick’s were well know for their art collections
Posted for Cee’s Which Way Challenge
This would not be the shortest distance between two points 🙂
Posted for Cee’s Black & White challenge – Walls
An old brick wall, a log house, and kinetic art on the wall of a museum
Some pictures from Pairi Daiza, a privately owned zoo and botanical garden in Brugelette, Belgium.
The nautical looking door leads to their aquarium. Each area of the zoo has the architecture, and even the music, from the region of the world appropriate to the animals housed there.
Even the garbage cans are sculptures. And who wouldn’t like pulling the kids around in one of those orange wagons they provide?
This church was originally a First Baptist Church. Ever since that congregation built a new church, outside of town, it has belonged to a number of different denominations and along the way was becoming rather rundown. Whichever group owns it now seems to be giving this old building some TLC. The doors look like they have been freshly painted. I took this in the Fall. I should drive by sometime to see what other improvements have been made.
This old caboose is used as the babysitting center at a local fitness facility. How much fun is that?
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art first opened in 1959. It recently went through some renovations and the catilevered section was added. Kinetic sculptures were added to the outside of the building during the renovations,