Wednesday, 7 April 2010

L is for...

Library

A place set apart to contain books, periodicals and other materials for reading, viewing, listening, study or reference, as a room, set of rooms or building where books may be read or borrowed.

But in my mind a library is much more. It is a place of foreign lands, peoples, animals, things. It's a place of imagination and fantasy, a place where you can go to meet the world without having to get on a plane, a place of escape and coming home.

The library in the photo is the library at Wimpole Hall and I was lucky to visit it last week. Imagine having all that space to place your books, a nice comfy couch, a roaring fire and a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate. I might never get out again!

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13 comments:

Misfit in Paradise said...

We went to the library today. Good timing!

Just Breathe said...

It's a beautiful library. Thank you for sharing it with me.

LisaF said...

May I sit by you on the couch? Looks like a wonderful place to wile away the hours and daydream.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

The library in the picture looks lovely. Ours is more modern and definitely no coffee or chocolate! I know which I'd prefer. A

Lily Hydrangea said...

This looks like the perfect library - definitely my type of place!

Carol said...

What a great library! It's my favorite place to be and this one is especially welcoming.

Tumblewords: said...

Libraries are so wonderful. I feel like a live in a small one here - tons of books and the Internet! Nice post!

Anvilcloud said...

I wouldn't mind sitting in that library for awhile, leafing through a book while sipping on coffee. Oops it's England, so make it tea.

photowannabe said...

I don't think I would get out of there either. it looks so cozy.

Hildred and Charles said...

An enchanting spot - such luxury to have a beautiful room like this to house all the adventures the books hold.

Beverley Baird said...

A perfect L - one of my favourite places! I could spend hours there exploring and reading!

jay said...

Oh, libraries are such fun! Places of magic, for sure, and the only problem with them is that they eventually want you to give the books back!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Roger Owen Green said...

I was in the Charlotte, NC library this week, even though I'm a librarian in Albany, NY. Busman's holiday, I guess.

Ramblin' w Roger (ABC Wednesday team)