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October 27, 2015 Slideshows » Arts+Entertainment

A walking tour of Allegheny Cemetery 

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The sloping hills of Allegheny Cemetery used to have a view of the river, but that has since been blocked by developments along the riverfront.
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Fall foliage makes the Allegheny Cemetery especially beautiful this time of year.
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Tour guide Elisabeth Roark, an associate professor of art at Chatham University, explains the history behind the Charles Avery monument.
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Wildlife amongst the tombstones
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The J.B. Ford mausoleum features surprising little glass, given that Ford was a co-founder of Pittsburgh Plate Glass.
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Musician Vince Curtis played a selection of songs by Elizabethan composer John Dowlan on the 8-course Renaissance lute.
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From Egyptian obelisks to Gothic spires, Allegheny Cemetery features an eclectic mix of architecture.
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The Bindley family’s resting place is a re-creation of the Pantheon in Rome.
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Fall foliage in Allegheny Cemetery
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The Beyers’ tomb is modeled after the Parthenon in Athens.
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Tour guide Elisabeth Roark talks about the Porter Angel, among the more famous sculptures in the cemetery.
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The Porter Angel was originally granite, but after the polluted Pittsburgh air wore it down, it was recast in bronze.
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The only piece of Tiffany glass in the cemetery used to be in the rear window of the Chalfant mausoleum before it was stolen.
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Deer are a common sight at the cemetery, as well as geese and smaller animals.
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Tombstones in Allegheny Cemetery
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Some leave flowers, some leave Halloween decorations.
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The sloping hills of Allegheny Cemetery used to have a view of the river, but that has since been blocked by developments along the riverfront.

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