oh, well, have i ever told you i LOVE the los angeles central library?
yeah… i’ve probably done that too.
but i know i’ve never shown you why! this is the my library, which happens to be only two blocks from my office, and which i happen to spend 4+ hours a week. i love this library. love it. it’s huge, it’s old, it’s beautiful, it’s bustling (even though most of those doing the bustling are homeless), and it has a great gift shop where i spend too much money. love it. the front of the library:
the inside of the original part of the library:
isn’t it beautiful? and there are banks of old card catalogs:
and an auditorium (that i have never been in)
and here is the new (well, not new, just newer) wing of the library, which has the bulk of the books. this is a the atrium in the center, and all of those windows you see on either side are looking into each of the individual departments
(ie: the arts, the sciences, business, rare books, etc, etc, etc. – books-galore):
so that’s it. that’s your tour of the library. i just know that everyone loves libraries, right?
i’m sure everyone is sooo excited and wishes i had tons more pictures.
…maybe next time.