Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Library

This is one of New Orleans public libraries. It sits on St. Charles Avenue and commands an impressive view from the street. The library is still suffering some of the ill effects of the hurricane -- you can't necessarily see it here (maybe by clicking on it for the large view) bu several of the terra cotta tiles (for instance) on the roof are missing and have temporary patches in their place. I love the big expansive porch. You can see that the lights on the left stay on to keep it from looking too dark.


-- steve buser


12 comments:

Scott said...

This is an impressive place. I liked how it was set back from the street, on higher ground. It always seemed important.

Rambling Round said...

The building looks as interesting as what it contains!

TOG said...

A public library on St. Charles Avenue? I don't remember the building. But then I used the Loyola library. Was it near the university or nearer to the Orlean Club(the ladies club). My memory is from 50 years ago.

Chris said...

What a lovely library! Was it built as a library, or was it a mansion in another life?

Coltrane_lives said...

I do recall this building but never knew it was a library. Hope it will be repaired and last many more years.

Moi said...

what a pretty place to go read books...

Olivier said...

Waouhhh magnifique, cela doit donner envie de lire, c'est une des plus belles bibliotheques municipales que j'ai vu, bravo


Splendid Waouhhh, that must give desire for reading, it is the one of most beautiful public libraries than I saw, cheer

photowannabe said...

What an elegant and impressive Library. Never saw one that looked so regal.

IamtheMom said...

gorgeous!!!!

NorthBayPhoto said...

What a fantastic and impressive looking library!! I'm sure the kids have a fantastic time when they go to such a wonderful building to read and borrow books.

• Eliane • said...

I love those old buildings on St Charles. What striked (?) me is the luxuriant vegetation all around.
Great architecture. Which reminds me I have to ask you to post some "shotgun" houses one of these days. I need a crash course: I went to N.O. just a few months before Katrina and fought all w.e. long with my friend about that (this is a shotgun - no, THIS is a shotgun - ...).

Tara's Talk said...

What a very nice photo! The building looks huge;) Beautiful bldg!