New York City has so many spectacular buildings; not enough time to see them all!
One of those architectural gems for sure is the New York Public Library
Remarkable photo taken from the reflection in a mirror at the entrance!
Complete with the hashtag #publiceyeNYPL
Another 'WeFie' from husband Pieter and me...
See that my watch is on my 'right' wrist?
Also on the outside, there were huge posters about this 'public eye' exhibit.
The poster reads:
Public Eye - 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Outside were French Bistro folding chairs and HUGE begonias in planters!
WOW, what a lovely architecture inside and outside!
Look at those impressive arched windows and those huge ceiling lights that are in the front gallery outside...
THE CITY OF NEW YORK
HAS ERECTED THIS BUILDING
TO BE MAINTAINED FOREVER
AS A FREE LIBRARY
FOR THE USE OF THE PEOPLE
A list of Benefactors from 1848-1918
ON THE DIFFUSION OF EDUCATION
AMONG THE PEOPLE
REST THE PRESERVATION
OF OUR FREE INSTITUTIONS
and again a list with engraved names of Benefactors...
What a precious gift to the people for FREE USE!
A very luxurious library in marble and with such decorated ceilings...
So much art work to admire!
Pieter has been a life long photographer so he enjoyed this 175 Years of Sharing Photography tremendously - so did I.
Both of us have also been avid readers for a life time, so we do appreciate such a library!
With books, there is no limit in learning - literally 'no ceiling'...
This was a very pleasant visit and we hope you enjoyed these photos.
Do you also love and appreciate historic libraries like this?
Thanks for your visit.