Friday, February 24, 2012

Library Skylight

This shot looks up in the atrium of the Hartford Public Library, which we visited recently here and here and here.

Like reflections?  Click here.

34 comments:

VP said...

A great library in every sense... and I love skylights!

Sharon said...

Wonderful, natural light is perfect for a library.

Dindin MK said...

It must be a great place for reading... cozy.

SRQ said...

Seems like a really nice venue. Skylights in libraries are such a good addition.

Birdman said...

Let there be light!
ps check out Lowell's chairs today and my comment. hahahaha

Kate said...

I KNOW that I would enjoy this library because of its bright open feeling.

Malyss said...

The kind of pic I like ,where eyes get lost between up and down.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture! Looks like a piece of modern art!! I love having light like this in libraries! Beautiful! Always enjoy the visits to Hartford and Connecticut and wherever you travel -- they're the next best thing to being there myself! Have a lovely weekend, Jack! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the history!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

nice shot! lots of great angles and light!

Riet said...

THat looks lie a beautiful library. Great poto and reflections

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice one Jack. I'm sure there was another picture from this library, reflections on the ceiling, am I wrong!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! Angles, colors, light, etc. It has it all...

Lowell said...

Nicely done! I like all the reflections, too!

joo said...

Superb place and superb photo!

James said...

Great shot! I really like that library even though I've never been there.

Steffe said...

Not sure about this one.

RedPat said...

I love this library!

cieldequimper said...

I am slowly falling in love with this place...

EG Wow said...

Handsome skylights. Lovely library.

Halcyon said...

I love all the lines and geometry. Very nice shot!

Michelle said...

Nice. I need one of those here in my home office.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great capture! Very nice architecture!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love this one! Had you put it in b/w, we would be referring to M. C. Escher. It is a great angle and super perspective, Jack.

Bises,
Genie

Regina K said...

I like all the levels in this library, too bad all libraries are not as nice as this one. We have many small libraries scattered about the city and suburbs. KC also has a couple of nice ones I need to visit with camera in hand.

Randy said...

Love the light but they could use a bit of color, plants maybe.

Tash said...

Love the duo-chrome geometry of the scene. It would be an altogether different shot with a blue sky.

Virginia said...

I"m not a HUGE fan of modern architecture but I think your library looks like a good place to find a good book, Jack. Nicely composed!
Bon weekend,
V

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful architecture!This picture is stunning with so adorable reflections!
Léia

JM said...

Great lines here, Jack! Very cool perspective.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent composition.

Regards and best wishes

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely composition and light. I love light buildings, so the skylight and reflective panels are a great idea. I pinched the WV button - the new WV style has been driving me mad!

Kermit Lukacs said...

This library is an example of a spacious, expansive, and proper ventilated room. This photo showed how a roof window can bring such light into this library. And the light made the place warm and more welcoming.

Galliena said...

Personally, I prefer to read books somewhere where natural light can reach me. I’m sure this particular setting – the light and the ventilation – has improved every reader’s experience in here; aside from the fact the establishment has been getting big savings from it. :D

Galliena Gornet

Willie Norman said...

Every book lover will surely love to lose themselves on a book on this bright and sunny place. The natural light coming from the roof is conducive for reading. You don’t need a lampshade or any other lighting fixture to light read your favorite book! You can probably read a lot when you are on this library.