Library Silhouette

The Place to be on a WInters Day

The Place to be on a Winter’s Day

When it is wet and blowing snow outside, one of the best possible places to take shelter?

The neighborhood library.

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  1. Ah! What is different now days of the inner library scene is one on a laptop instead of an open book. All those books stacked high. Neat capture from the view of within to without. Have you ever gone into the library, picked a section, and pulled books off the shelves at random gathering an armload? Then to take these books home to see if any are of a niggling interest and learn something new? I’ve done it both in fiction and nonfiction. 🙂

  2. Bo Mackison says:

    So right, Anna. I smiled when I saw he was using his laptop instead of reading a book. Then I got curious – counted 12 readers and 3 computer users at the tables in the adult stacks section. Not the computer section, which was about half full. So while I did capture this computer user – he was the one in front of the window I wanted to use – there were plenty of readers, too. That’s a good thing.

  3. Funny about the laptop – thanks for the follow-up, Bo. Libraries are miraculous places. I’ve not done what Anna mentioned but think that’s a great idea! Lovely shot, as always.

  4. O man, this is awesome. You nailed it on the tones and angle. Great shot.

  5. I love the lines, angles and geometric shapes.

  6. What a great shot! I can almost smell the books and oiled tables. I love Anna idea of choosing a random stack of books and seeing what they might hold.

  7. I’d like to take his place there… 🙂

  8. That has a very comfortable look to it!

  9. That’s a gorgeous shot! So warm and cozy inside against the grey cold outside. I love the rich colors of the library and the clerestory windows. It makes me want to be there.

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