Thursday, February 11, 2016


Dippy Carnegie Library, Oakland Branch, Pittsburgh

Two blocks down from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, and in front of the Carnegie Library, Oakland Branch, stands a life-sized statue of a Diplodocus carnegii, a dinosaur species named for the ubiquitously eponymous Andrew Carnegie.  Sometime in the fall, as the temperatures begin to really drop, somebody wraps and ties an enormous scarf around Dippy's neck.  Every year it's a different scarf, and often around St. Patrick's Day the scarf is switched out for one that's very Irish themed.  Just a bit of fun.

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