In the City of Pittsburgh, the Oakland section, we have a marvelous attraction in Phipps Conservatory. I spend a bit of time there admiring the permanent exhibitions and the seasonal extravaganzas. Right now there is a new blown glass display among the flowers and the famous (infamous) Corpse Flower is on display in the front courtyard. I made sure to go last week when I knew it had not yet started to open. Why, the answer is in the name, it smells like a rotting corpse.
These are blown glass sculptures in the courtyard with Barbra. It was impossible to take photo's without other people in them, it was very crowded that day.
|The glass artist is Jason Gamrath.|
ALERT: Barbara the Corpse Flower Is Now in Bloom• Expected to bloom for only 12 – 48 hours
• Phipps will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. today, May 12, and from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. tomorrow, May 13
It's happening! Barbara the Corpse Flower has begun her bloom. Though her stench isn't as strong as her big brother Romero's, her bloom is still a unique sight to see. This very rare show will only last about 12 – 48 hours. Phipps will be open for its regularly scheduled hours, so don’t miss your chance to drop in!
"They're coming to SNIFF you, Barbara!"