Friday, July 25, 2008

Library at night

Today is my birthday! So here is a photograph that includes many of my favorite things:
a library
at night
with exquisite vintage light fixtures
and arches
and dark wood columns and ceiling box beams
and a wistful afterglow
captured by sneaking up close after hours
climbing stairs
and aiming my camera through a beautiful wood paned window...

12 comments:

USelaine said...

Happy Birthday!

A very evocative photo, and I admire your favorite things.

Keith said...

Happy Birthday!

That's quite a library.

Steve Buser said...

Who was it that said the photograph tells more about the photographer than the scene? Happy birthday.

shirtees.net said...

South Pasadenas library is one of the nicer ones architecturally.

May you have a Happy Birthday and your life filled with love, health, and happiness! Hey, now youre old enough to drink! Right?! :)

Ben Wideman said...

happy birthday! thanks for sharing.

Petrea said...

Happy birthday, Laurie! You and I have many favorite things in common.

Steve, I like your comment. :)

Laurie said...

THanks for the lovely wishes, everyone! I adore birthdays and I'm truly shameless in announcing to when people it's mine.

Petrea, yes we do have a lot in common. (But then again, I've been lurking on your and Ben's sites for months now so I feel like I know all about you! :-) )

Steve, whoever said it was right, huh?

Finally old enough to drink? Twice over! (Plus a couple of years.) Didn't you know? 44 is the new 21!

Dixie Jane Chapman said...

At 44 what does that make me? A happy day for me too! And you always did like libraries. When you were in elementary school I was there to pick you up and you were not to be found. Until I found the library. I remember you saying that you wished you could read all the books within. What a girl! Happy Birthday! Enjoy! With special love from Your Mom.

Life Observer said...

Happy 30th Birthday!!
A special day 4 sure.

And I also have to assume you're a volunteer at the local library.

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

Hilda said...

Oh no, I'm a day late! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

"Didn't you know? 44 is the new 21!"

LOL! I have something similar written in my other blog — about me being a new-twenties woman — and I discovered that some people hadn't heard about it yet. ;)

Tash said...

A very happy birthday!
What a wonderful image and caption - I can see why these are some of your favorite things.