Outings in and around Pittsburgh, and New York

During our 2 month stay in the states we tried to see as much as possible of Pittsburgh. We also went to visit Paul, Lizanna, Anthony and Justin in New York.

Natural History museum, 3, life size copy of a cathedral entrance

  • Posted on: 2 June 2005
  • By: lucas

When I first saw the structures in the huge hall I thought ... Wow they can't have stolen all this !
With stolen I also mean: "bought very cheap".

But, they were all copies ! apparently it was very in vogue those days to make plaster copies of famous buildings, facades etc. Whole teams of people specialised in this craft roamed the world (Babylon, Egypt, France etc) to make these copies for the wealthy.

I forgot which original cathedral this is. Looks very French, but that's as far as I get.
Wow, actually, I can tell you more, when I looked at the photo in it's original size: