A few years ago I had occasion to spend some time at The Mellon Institute, that imposing neo-classical trapezoid that inhabits the corner of Fifth and Bellefield. It used to be a separate institution before it merged with the Carnegie Institute of Technology to form CMU.
Its outside is an imposing colonnade of monolithic columns, the backdrop of a fictitious museum in the TV show “Smith” starring Ray Liotta (a little nibble of CPOM that lasted 3 episodes in 2006), and also probably of the wedding photos of someone you know.
But few people outside of CMU science-y types see the inside of this building, which is amazing and beautiful. I took a series of photos there – here are some (these were all taken by me, not the Mr. – no applause please).