Friday, 20 June 2014

Library of Birmingham

Today we jumped on a train and visited Birmingham's
new public library.


This is a view from inside the 
library looking up.  The glass on the right
surrounds an elevator that goes to a rooftop terrace.



Library of Birmingham (left) & Baskerville House (office building, right)
Centenary Square, Birmingham

Below is a hint of the view.


Participating in Skywatch Friday



14 comments:

Dancin Fool said...

Nice! I really, really like that first shot. Must visit the library. Happy weekend :0)

Lowell said...

Good grief, that's some library! Can't imagine one of those being built here. The glass elevator I would probably avoid...are there steps to the roof with railings? :)

janiceadcock said...

Love the composition of the first photo. Lovely library, very well shot!

William Kendall said...

Wow! Spectacular, Lauren!

Linda said...

Excellent pictures! That first shot is exciting!

bettyl-NZ said...

They sure don't make libraries like they used to! What a modern place with wonderful views.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmm... Though I like the architecture I'm not too sure I like the way it looks next to the older building... The photo with the flowers is lovely though!

TheChieftess said...

Interesting juxtaposition of the old and the new buildings!!! And I love that cool ceiling!!! I'd like to ride that elevator to the top!!!

Shirley said...

Libraries deserve to reside in luxurious building such as this! I love the grounds as well.

Stephanie said...

You take some really nice shots from where you live.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful to see the new world emerging from the old





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Tanya Breese said...

wow, it's all so impressive!!

Hilda said...

The library is so modern! That first shot of yours is fantastic! And I love, love, love the Secret Garden!

José Mendonça said...

Awesome shots of an awesome place.