A Quick Visit To The Boston Public Library
Friday, December 9, 2016
I think I am in love. With a library. That is acceptable, isn't it? I was in Boston yesterday and I popped into the library and now I want to move there. To clarify, I want to move to the library. Do you think anyone would care if I just took up residence in the reading room? It is big enough that if I just moved from room to room I could probably evade discovery for days on end. Oh, that reminds me of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler. There is another book I need to get for my daughter. Anyway, the library is gorgeous. I only had about 20 minutes to run through it (I will be back) and it was too dark to take any pictures of the courtyard (it has a courtyard! I love courtyards!) but I still fell in love.
Look at those ceilings and the chandelier! And the lions. I love the lions. I did feel like I should be wearing an elegant gown while walking down those stairs. I can't say my local library makes me feel that way.
I kept thinking about the quote that says "I have always imagined that paradise is a kind of library." The Boston Public Library is magical and wonderful and paradisiacal. I will have to go back with my good camera and some time to spend wandering. I am sure there will be another post about it when I do. There is a Shakespeare exhibit going on that I would like to visit so hopefully that will be soon. There is also a book store in Boston that I have been wanting to visit. I do love Boston.
What libraries have impressed you?