Monday, June 11, 2007

New York Public Library Reading Room


Last week I went to the main branch of the New York Public Library to see a photography exhibition. While I was there I went upstairs to look at the reading room, which I had never seen before. It was beautiful! Here is a picture of it.

The photography exhibit was great, by the way, and if you are in New York this summer, you should see it! It is called "Making the Scene: The Midtown Y Photography Gallery, 1972-1996."

16 comments:

Olivier said...

cette librairie est sublime (en plus elle donne sur le Bryant Park), il faut la visiter quand on passe à NYC, et puis elle est bien garde avec ces deux lions sublimes. (j'espere ne pas me tromper de librairie !)


this NY Public Library be sublime (in more it give on the Bryant Park), it should it visit when one pass with NYC, and then it be well guard with these two lion sublime. (I hope not to be mistaken in Library!)

Nazzareno said...

A very beautiful reading room, big and spacious. Should be beautiful go by some time on those beautiful chairs. :)

Anna said...

What a wonderful room and you have captured it so warmly. I am here from Mikes....nice images you have here. Feel free to come by my blog for a quick visit!

Take care and have a good week there in NYC!

Gudl said...

That is a great room! Wow! Your photograph is impressive.
I like the ceiling, too!

Bergson said...

Hold it is the day public library

the room seems immense

But silence, let us work

lv2scpbk said...

Hi Lori, Thanks for visiting my site. Funny, I hadn't gave it a thought that maybe my mom is hinting for help with all those rakes.

That looks like a huge library. As you know Bellefonte's library is small. They have a nice library in State College. They moved it to a better location, called Schlow. Anyway, it's still not even close to the size of the one you posted.

Sally Lomax said...

It's lovely. It reminds me of the Cambridge University Library - Cambridge England..

Moi said...

an impressive place for sure....look at that ceiling...awe inspiring

Gardener Greg said...

I used you blog to introduce my sister to blogging. Her husband is from NY City and he loved the pictures. Thank you so much.

Greg

DaveM said...

Just makes me want to say "Shhhh". Beautiful room though, there is certainly the atmosphere of learning here.

Lori said...

Hello all! Thanks for your comments today!

Oui, Olivier, tu as raison. C'est la bibliothéque avec les lions.

Greg, I'm glad your brother-in-law liked the photos!

Wanda said...

Oh Lori, I love libraries! What a beautiful one. I just want to grab a book and sit down and read at those shinny tables.

John Roberts said...

Looks like tricky lighting - you did a good job!

They don't build libraries like this anymore! I love the lamps.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

The NYC Public Library is gorgeous. I have been in there a couple of times only, mostly with out-of-town friends who wanted to see the inside.

Your photo of the reaading room is amazing. You captured the size and ambiance very nicely.

annulla said...

The Rose Reading Room is one of my favorite places. I always feel smarter and more erudite the moment I walk inside.

Rosy said...

Wow that is one huge reading room, I kind of doubt that our main Central library has a room this size.