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Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Murals - The Austrian Room

This is the Austrian Room inside of the Cathedral of Learning, which I showed you HERE.

From Wikipedia:
The Nationality Rooms are a collection of 29 classrooms in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning depicting and donated by the ethnic groups that helped build the city of Pittsburgh. The rooms are designated as a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation historical landmark and are located on the 1st and 3rd floors of the Cathedral of Learning, itself a national historic landmark, on the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Although of museum caliber, twenty-seven of the 29 rooms are in almost constant use as functional classrooms and utilized daily by University of Pittsburgh faculty and students, while the other two (the Early American and Syrian-Lebanon) are display rooms which can be explored only via guided tour. The Nationality Rooms also serve in a vigorous program of intercultural involvement and exchange in which the original organizing committees for the individual rooms remain as participants and includes a program of annual student scholarship to facilitate study abroad. In addition, the Nationality Rooms inspire lectures, seminars, concerts exhibitions, and social events which focus on the various heritages and traditions of the nations represented. The various national, traditional, and religious holidays of the nations represented are celebrated on campus and the rooms are appropriately decorated to reflect these occasions. The Nationality Rooms are available daily for public tours as long as the particular room is not being utilized for a class or other university function.

Of all the rooms, which they all were pretty amazing, this was my FAVORITE!

You can read more HERE.

Linking up with Monday Murals.

Oh...we went and saw The Lone Ranger on Saturday night. Loved it!

24 comments:

  1. That ceiling is simply breathtaking.

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  2. I missed the beginning. Were you on vacation, or did you go to school at Pitt? I graduated from there and loved the Cathedral. Didn't ever explore it enough!

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    1. oh no, we went there for a long weekend about a month ago or so....loved it!

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  3. I guess the artist lays down on the job to create murals on the ceiling. Thanks for visiting my Kansas mural. Someday I must go through Roanoke and capture that coffee pot/cup and sauce sign.

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  4. Gorgeous! I like that the mural is on the ceiling. Quite the chandelier, too!

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  5. Beautiful, love the chandelier reflecting on the highly polished table too!

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  6. It is such a beautiful room, Tanya. Like the angle you got here.

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  7. Beautiful room and ceiling, Tanya!

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  8. How exciting it would be to have a classroom in such a beautiful room. Although I think I might be distracted by that ceiling for at least the first few times!

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  9. That's just brilliant.

    In Paris, the international student's neighbourhood has houses for each nationality!

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  10. You had a really good time on your Pittsburgh trip, didn't you?

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  11. Classic and very beautiful.

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  12. You're right, that room is awesome!

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  13. Wow, imagine being able to take a class in this room. I think I would be so distracted by the ceiling that I'd miss half of what was being said. Very baroque, don't you think? The kind of skill needed to paint a ceiling like this just boggles the mind. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  14. I'd love to have a dining table like that. I'd also love a dining room large enough to fit that table.

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  15. WOW!!! This is stunning! I am always amazed at murals on ceilings! Dedicated artists!

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  16. Wow! So ornate and beautiful. That chandelier is amazing!

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  17. That's a very handsome room.

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  18. Very stately. I would love to be at a formal dinner there.

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