Sunday, March 6, 2011

one morning we toured the seattle public library.

from a mezzanine, we hovered over a reading room.

the children's room beamed in the basement,

where fearless max ruled over the wild things.

we rode the yellow escalator.

and lost ourselves in the red hallway
which i knew i had to see
because of kim's (seattle daily photo) images of this mysterious passage.

what a library!

20 comments:

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

It's quite different than any library I've seen. I love the wild colors. I think. And the kid's basement...should attract the little ones. The red hallway shot is especially good!

cieldequimper said...

Been to Seattle 5 times, never been near it yet, woe to me.

Birdman said...

Wow! That's one large package of red. It looks like plastic, or cherry red candy! If I went there, I'd try not to lick the walls.

Sharon Creech said...

I've heard it's quite a place - so good to see your pics of it!

Sharon said...

They don't build libraries like they used to! Gorgeous place.

Kate said...

You said it all, "What a library." It looks like a joyful place, and I'd love to visit it, too. I hope that the residents realize that they have a treasure there.

VP said...

A magic and wonderful place, I have never seen a library like this!

Library Jewel said...

I love the red hallway reflections!

Irina said...

Rainbow color post. Bonus thing - you could also read there!

Amin said...

Hello! What a library!!!I have not seen before so like library!
Wonderful photos!
Beautiful colors!

Amin said...

Thank You very much for Your question! We wait...It is time...

magiceye said...

brilliant perspectives!

Clueless in Boston said...

Fabulous. That is a great looking library.

Cezar and Léia said...

An story or a movie sequence here!Very modern library, and I LOVE the red composition!
Léia

Jilly said...

Adore that red hallway and remember it on Kim's blog. And love too Fearless Max and the wild things...

Virginia said...

I"m all over this colorful place. Thanks or the photos. I"m drooling.
V

Doug Hickok said...

Library's are totally cool, perhaps man's best idea. I like your eye for color composition in these images.

Small City Scenes said...

Isn't the Library just something else! MB

JM said...

What a library indeed. Absolutely fantastic! Would love to visit this place.

slim said...

Almost like being there! I remember reading about the Seattle Library and how it was designed so that the open spaces could be easily changed to function differently as needed. Interesting library architecture. Wonderful post . . . thank you.