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!
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.
I’m a sucker for some elegant molding and this ticked every box. Another reason to go back to the State Library in Melbourne!
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.
These yellow lights were too adorable to ignore; they stood out so nicely against the white of the Library walls!
An artsy shot for my own photographic fun! I really liked the frame the banisters made!
Oh, this roof. So geometric and very effective in terms of lighting! Who would have thought a library could be so cool?
I loved the simplicity of the floor space in the State Library in Melbourne – all leading out from the central desk.