Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Reading Light

The library is such a great, yet often overlooked, resource.

My latest "discovery" is that the library has a huge cookbook selection. I can go, check out some cookbooks, try some of the recipes, make sure they work and that I like the results, and then return them. That way, if I like the book and the recipes, I can go buy it. If I don't like the book ... well that's OK because it isn't taking up precious shelf space in my personal "library". And, don't even get me started about how convenient it is to search the library catalog via the internet to see which library has the book before you head out. They've come a long way from those typewritten card catalog files.

This particular library, the Harold Washington Library, also has a lot of art, interesting designs, and architecture. This isn't a hallway to the window. It's more like a long narrow window sill. I liked how the windows from the building across the street lined up so well (at my eye level -- someone taller or shorter wouldn't get the same view) and all the different angles.


Victor said...

Absolutely wonderful photograph and of course you are so right about the often-overlooked resources our libraries represent.

Unknown said...

Great minimalist shot! Love it!

Kris McCracken said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting – yet constantly reworking – this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

You cannot know the pain it causes me to admit that I am a mere mortal (and that the magical elves on my staff have little respect for my authority or their salary packages. Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape and the elves that have shown up for work all seem a little worse for wear, if you catch my drift. All they seem to do is sit around smoking, playing cards and telling dirty jokes! Rudolph is livid.

Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your gingerbread men/women come out smiling.