March 28, 2012

Or Something Like It.

I did a descriptive post yesterday, today's post will be more photo centered. Here are a few of the photos I took while at the Seattle Public Library last week. It was book nerd heaven. Or something like it.


This library isn't only amazing because it has ten floors of aisles and aisles of books on innumerable subjects, but also because of its architecture. The building itself, void of its contents is stunning outside and in. 



Apparently, it's quite easy to take a tour of this library, but because we are incapable of following directions awesome like that, we just wandered around seeing where the stairs would take us.


They lead us to the blood-red hallways. (Oh. And if you're wondering why the Kid is carrying Arturo [mom's laptop] it's because there was wifi.)


More red stairs.


And we're at the top. 


Like I said... free wifi. 


And as the escalators took us up ... my knees grew shaky and happiness soared.



I love love love the use of color and the unusual or different throughout the library. On the walls, stairs,


...the ceiling.


Dictionaries of Literary Biographies!


I took time to rapidly flip through that one.. (:


Each shelf on this floor ended with vintage posters of movies of yesteryear.


This was one of my favorite aisles. It consists of music books aplenty. But my favorite thing about it is, the colors.


Consort Music of Four Parts.


Records.

Again, the use of color displays itself.


I immediately thought of you, MauiShopGirl!


I walked around and found multiple aisles loaded with volumes on engineering, architecture, records, a whole section devoted to hang gliding and another on "Good Housekeeping", vintage as well as ancient copies of CQ, Gourmet, In Style, etc.


The Seattle Police Officer's Guild from the beautiful month of November on the wonderful year of 1994.



Pretty Pretty Pretty!


Photobucket

Way back when that was its name...


Photobucket

Ah the luxury of having a room ... with drawers filled with maps of continents and cities and places you've only ever dreamed of. How's that for finding inspiration for a setting of a story?

And I was happy .... 

15 Wonderful people made my day!:

  1. That is quite an amazing place. The architecture is exquisite!! I really enjoyed looking at your amazing pictures.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kathy. (: I agree, it is amazing!

      Delete
  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures. We were in Seattle several years ago and now I wish that we had visited the library. The use of color is amazing and the architecture is breath taking!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! And so sad you missed it, next time definitely go!

      Delete
  3. hot damn. That library is some hardcore eye candy! I've never even been to seattle but I'd live there with promise of seeing that library!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't it gorgeous! Definitely eye candy.

      Delete
  4. Such gorgeous pictures of one of my happy places! You could make post cards out of those and sell them in the library gift shop/cafe! So glad you got to thoroughly explore such an amazing place!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I envy you for having such a place in your town. I'm also incredibly glad, and I'd love to be able to sell them as post cards, hehe.

      Delete
  5. Amazing photos - amazing place! Although I must confess my first thought was how do they fit books in that odd shaped building!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Ann! And yes, it's a tad bit odd, but it works!

      Delete
  6. wow-no wonder you were so happy-what a great library!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nossa simplesmente perfeitaa essa biblioteca... excepcional ... as fotos entaum, excepcionais tbm!

    ReplyDelete
  8. o que aconteceu com a última foto que aparecia vc?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Boy. Hum .. é que eu tinha que upload as fotos em um outro site porque o Blogger tava com frescura, mas ai deu erro, sei la, agora eu tirei ela pq não consegui por de volta.

      Delete

Want to make my day? Leave a Comment!

Web Analytics