I finally got the Geezer interested in going down to the new library. Probably he is doing this just to please me, but maybe he is interested in the architecture too. He’s not much of a book reader though he will read things on a screen for hours.
Why, I wonder, didn’t I go to the old main library and photograph its delightful, 1950’s, post Bauhaus detailing. The terrazzo entrance. The huge brass surround on the elevator. The brass handrails leading you up and down stairs. The oak tables. The built in phone booth. The lack of air-conditioning. I hated that when I was a kid and mother sent me to get addresses there for a direct mailing list. The heat was excruciating and all I wanted was a smoke.
Of course I will come home with an acre of images that will bore you to bits. I’ll apologize but be a very happy me though. Very.