further selections from the Boston Public Library


Here are a few more photos I took on our visit to the Boston Public Library on December 31st. It’s really quite a striking building, with lots of details small and large to admire.


A reading room with quite a few people apparently at work on New Year’s Eve. I love the table lamps here, with their green glass shades.


Here is another light fixture that caught my eye, this time for its leafy ornamentation.


There are fossils to be seen in the stone of the floors.


I loved this little corner with the lamp with the spherical shade, and the circle of marble in the wall echoing its shape.


This delightful mechanical model of the earth is on display in the map room.


The courtyard is lined with stately columns and arches, which can be glimpsed through this door.


The courtyard is a wonderful place to get some fresh air and stretch your legs after being dragged around a large building with a mother who likes to take pictures of light fixtures and spots on the floor.

One response to “further selections from the Boston Public Library

  1. I especially like the last photo. Reminds me of my childhood with parents who adored museums. I liked the first 10 minutes of museum visits, then all I wanted to do was move.

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