Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stupid Library Summer Hours

I came all the way down to the library this morning to work on my 62 reels of microfilm only to discover that the microfilm reading room was on summer hours and closed on Saturdays. So instead I decided to be all stealthy and get some shots of the library’s gorgeous reading room on my laptop’s built-in camera. It really is an amazing library. I’ve also included a few older, better photos that were actually taken with a real camera.





Here's some better ones that I've taken over the years with an actual camera.











11 comments:

ergyerg said...

That really is beautiful! You're so lucky to have a library like that! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos :D xxxxxxx

Jessica Weingarten said...

This is gorgeous, I am so jealous! The library at my uni is really modern and boring.
I'd lock myself in here for hoursssss haha.

-Jess
http://darknightholdtight.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

wow I wish the library I go to was like that. I wish more architecture was jaw-droppingly gorgeous like that!

Courtney Erin said...

We're keeping gothic architecture alive and well - just because the Middle Ages (Hell, even the gothic revival) is over, doesn't mean imposing facades with the potential of lurking gargoyles has to end!

Nathalie said...

oh my this is absolutely wonderful. Such a great space to read!
*Nathalie

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Wow, this really is incredible!!! What a fantastic place. I would spend all of my time there, I seriously love libraries. Great post! I'm sorry that the summer hours disrupted your fun though.
By the way, quiche is easy to make. You just have to trust that after 30ish minutes (with the small ones like I made) that it is done because it will look juicy. Just stick a fork in and if it comes out clean (or mostly clean) are you fine!

Courtney Erin said...

I just got back from the market with all the stuff needed to make quiche! I'm so excited and hopeful that I don't screw it up (I'm pretty horrible in the kitchen) - I'll let you know how they turn out.

msparkles said...

this is amazing! beats the heck out of the downtown library. every friday night for 3 or more years. then earls and a movie!

Courtney Erin said...

Those were the days. Don't forget shopping at Le Chateau. Do they still have those in Edmonton?

Anonymous said...

gorgeous - the photos, not the le chateaus that still plague edmonton. te.

Courtney Erin said...

So it is still there!