Glow

May the nights always be aglow

with the bliss of the day

with unharmed hands and feet

and kissed cheeks.

Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

The glow of an October evening on Lake Champlain, in Burlington, VT. Photo taken October 2016.

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Vancouver Public Library

Have I mentioned that I have a passion for libraries? I do, you know. I am a card carrying member of my our local branch and seek them out whenever I’m travelling.

I think that the regard in which a community holds its public libraries speaks volumes about the place. 😉

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ine my joy when lo and behold!, I wandered past this beauty….

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ld not resist stepping inside … into this covered courtyard space or "promenade".

Designed to resemble the Roman Colosseum this main branch, on West Georgia Street, opened in 1995. The library itself is a nine-story rectangular structure which houses the usual library business – stacks and services.

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surrounded by a freestanding elliptical, colonnaded wall. Here are reading and study areas which are accessed by bridges spanning skylit light wells. The library's internal glass facade overlook the glass-roofed courtyard.

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space is formed by a second elliptical wall on the east side of the building and provides the entrance and, I suspect, lively and bright protection from Vancouver rainy winters.

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utiful balance of form and function.

Very impressive, Vancouver!! I'd come back to visit any time of year just to further explore this library.