Central Library in Edinburgh, opened in 1890, was the first public library building in the city and funded with £50,000 from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling. View all posts by Heyjude
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Our little town in the middle of the Iowa cornfields had a Carnegie library that I adored. Granted, it didn’t have a window like this, but it had some wonderful books. The photo’s beautiful.
Thank you! Libraries are wonderful places, so sad that a lot of our smaller branches are being closed down. Nothing like a good book.
A nice window, with an appropriate message in the stonework. Good one, Jude.
best wishes, Pete. x
I have loads of windows Pete, and some newish stained glass ones, but I thought this made a good image for the challenge. Quite a fitting quote for a library 🙂
Oh, the libraries of this world! Let there be light, indeed 🙂 🙂
Absolutely beautiful, Jude and lovely editing too.
Thanks for the opportunity to post about it Paula.
I only spent two hours in Edinburgh but it was a love at first sight. Such great energy!
I have to still to write about Edinburgh. You are quite right. It is a lovely city.
Beautiful shot. I love the grand libraries of the 19th and early 20th century. Melbourne has a stunning one, but here in Auckland we’ve replaced all our lovely heritage palaces of wisdom with rather brutalist numbers. Sigh.
Oh, no, that is sad. I love old historic buildings.
So do I. I really think that architecture speaks and I’m not convinced I like what some of the modern buildings we have are saying about us!
Modern buildings tend to be one of two things. a) bland and boring or b) flashy and blingy. Neither are probably designed to last very long.
Some of the latest to be constructed here just seem weird and confusing!
Such an elegant window, and so beautifully centred.
There are some lovely buildings in Edinburgh. One day I shall get around to posting about the city.
One day I’ll get around to visiting it!
Oh, I hope so!
A beautiful window and an appropriate quote. Love it!
Always fascinates me how philanthropists of this period such as Andrew Carnegie did such amazing things for the cities they were connected with but at the same time underpaid and overworked their employees from which they made their millions!
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