Thursday’s Special

Andrew Carneige Motto – Let There Be Light

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.

Thursday’s Special : Window

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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.

21 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special”

  1. 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.

    1. Thank you! Libraries are wonderful places, so sad that a lot of our smaller branches are being closed down. Nothing like a good book.

    1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

      1. 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!

        1. 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.

  3. 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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