Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Afternoon Shadows

We spent Monday afternoon at the opening of the 2014 Book Arts Show on the University of Southern Maine campus. Here we see some long afternoon shadows ruling the groundfloor of the Glickman Family Library. What a beautiful building. It was my first visit there. When I spent evenings on the campus in the late 70's, the library at the time was a dark, drab structure that really tested your skills to get work completed. It has since bit the dust. The upper floors of this building have huge windows that flood reading rooms with loads of sunlight. You can sit there with your books and computer in comfy chairs and look out over our active little city. It's a bright, positive environment that suits the intelligentsia just fine. 
Might be a mighty fine hangout on cold winter days.
Have book; will travel!
Book.
Computer. 
Big sunny windows.
Comfortable seating.
Now, if I can only find a coffee pot...

17 comments:

  1. You would find me sitting in one of those rocking chairs!

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  2. I'm thinking I could still nod off.

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  3. This building looks very inviting. I think I could sit a spell in there.

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  4. Yes, we definitely are affected by the spaces that surround us and I am so happy that public institutions are becoming more sensitive to this. New space here looks terrific; a perfect spot in which to work, study, relax or dream!

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  5. Just grab one of those rocking chairs and watch the world go by!

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  6. i love the afternoon light and shadows!

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  7. Big, positive WOW. Much improved since my youthful dreary college library days.

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  8. Ahhhh, beautiful. Did Elenka have anything in the Book Arts show?

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    1. Yes, her book was on display as part of the show.

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  9. Comfy chairs -- in a library -- how is that possible? Lucky you.

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  10. Great use of shadow and light. As one who appreciates a good rocking chair, I approve of those ones.

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  11. Very, very nice. I like the white rocking chairs.

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  12. Nice shadows. Love the rockers too.

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  13. Oh, how I love it! It's so wonderful when money is spent on educational institutions! There are those who would not have it that way...

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