If I had 100% of my brain at my command, I would use it to make sure I could remember what I had done and in what order so that when recounting my adventures I could actually provide a vivid, entertaining tale…heck, I’d settle for even vaguely coherent! What I need is a Librarian in my head doing that work for me, sorting my thoughts and popping them away in a neat little shelf, so very easy to find again – here are some pictures of how I would want this library of my brain to look (I’m stretching the limits of reality here, but it’s Friday – a day where anything is possible). Here is my inspiration – an album of photos I took on my holiday in Melbourne, Australia; the State Library was a place of history and as it turned out satisfyingly effective aesthetics!
I’m a sucker for some elegant molding and this ticked every box. Another reason to go back to the State Library in Melbourne!
Oh, this roof. So geometric and very effective in terms of lighting! Who would have thought a library could be so cool?
And you can’t go wrong with a bit of symmetry – I love taking photos like this as the composition is basically done for you! Hooray for the State Library architect’s eye for thirds.
ARCHES! I LOVE THEM. Hence, this photo came to be – overall, the State Library in Melbourne gets a 10/10 for my “pretty places to see” rating system.
These yellow lights were too adorable to ignore; they stood out so nicely against the white of the Library walls!
I loved the simplicity of the floor space in the State Library in Melbourne – all leading out from the central desk.
An artsy shot for my own photographic fun! I really liked the frame the banisters made!