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,
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.
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!
Way back when that was its name...
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 ....