Friday, May 29, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Books







BOOK(S)


My post this week for Photo Hunt is not so much about books themselves but about where books are kept. Libraries. One of my favourite places in New York city is the New York Public Library. I have written about it before, even used these same photos but not for Photo Hunt.

I took this hasty shot of the magnificent reading room as we passed through on a tour. This is but one half of the famous main reading room, with a majestic 78 feet (23.8 m) wide by 297 feet (90.5 m) long, with 52 feet (15.8 m) high ceilings - lined with thousands of reference books on open shelves along the floor level and along the balcony; lit by massive windows and grand chandeliers; furnished with sturdy wood tables, comfortable chairs, and brass lamps.

Yes, there are books there on the shelves, but consistent with this day and age, knowledge is stored not only in books but also in computers and here is a room in the library where you can tap into that vast store of knowledge known at the internet.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


21 comments:

Carver said...

Great shots of the NY library and a good take on the theme. This brought up a fond memory for me.

I remember when my daughter was little, everywhere she went she wanted to go to the library. I think it's because we did the library programs for children and to her libraries weren't just for books but also puppets, storytellers, etc. When we were in NYC visiting my sister when my daughter was about 5, she started insisting on going to the library in her Aunt's town. As it turned out the New York public library was having story time for children just as we arrived so it was like being home for her.

Have a great weekend.

Liz said...

It is a beautiful building both inside and out.

CherryPie said...

That looks like an amazing library :-)

Have a great weekend.

EastCoastLife said...

A library is where you will find lots of books. But I discover other activities in my library. :)

Sean Jeating said...

Nice, of course.
To my taste, though, (instead of books) there is too much of the walls to be seen. :)

Carolina Victory said...

I'd love to visit that library. Great photos.

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful place. I've not been to the British Library since it moved

Randi said...

What a beautiful library. It looks very interesting.

Bengbeng said...

in my town it is only the kids who go to the library....the adults stop reading when they have got their paper qualifications. yes, love for reading should be life long process

YTSL said...

This is the library that Linda Fairstein uses as a location in her latest novel, right? :)

SASSY MOM said...

At least they have kept up with the times... Nice shot!

Colin Campbell said...

I love libraries. I just never get to them any more now that the kids are in school. Sad. We spent many hours when they were little hanging out and enjoying them.

napaboaniya said...

The NYL looks like a pretty great place for an afternoon of relaxing reads.

Pretty Life Online said...

perfect catch for this week’s theme, and my photo is up hope you can drop by. Happy weekend!

mirage2g said...

Looks like they have a vast collection there. Books and pcs now work together but a quiet time under the tree with your favorite book is still the best. :)

www.gmirage.com

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Libraries are ok, but for me bookshops are what evoke books.

The smell of books, the feel of them, the hunt where you are never quite sure if you will find a new favourite.

Like beach combing....

PowersTwinB said...

Oh I would love to see this library! It looks magnificent in your photos! ...Great take of the theme word! Thanks for visiting my hunt! I always appreciate your visitis

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Love the wooden tables. NY Library is one place I would like to visit.

NitWit1 said...

You are right about media being more than printed page. Also librarians are now media specialists.

My post:

http://cowardscorner-netwit1.blogspot.com

Bonggamom said...

I love the NY Public Library. I first saw it in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and thought it was such a beautiful place.

Janice Thomson said...

Good choice JMB. Beautiful library that one - could spend a few hours there...