Boston Public library
- established in 1848, it was the first publicly supported city library in the country.
The Copley Square location opened in 1858
- designed to be a "palace for the people"
I often hear people say that libraries are obsolete
- yeah - they should really come here for a visit
because this library is alive and well
- and while I've been borrowing e-books for several years
this was the first time I actually stepped inside this location
which I'll admit - my first thought upon entering was "huh?"...
but this is not your library of yesteryear
ummmm - sorry - I seem to have a thing for reflections, lately
- kind of like two photos in one - or something like that
and never fear
- you can still find real books, here
Back out front, I stopped to snap these statues
and was photobombed by this dapper gentleman
(love it when that happens!)
So anyway - this was my first real experience with "street photography"
I learned a lot - and have a lot to learn
but as far as lunch breaks go - this definitely sets off the fun-o-meter
- and I'll be back - because, well, exploring Boston is a bit like
I'm joining Tom for Tuesday's Treasures
because the BPL is truly one of Boston's treasures
Do you enjoy visiting your local library?
Thanks for dropping in!