Today's adventure was the Boston Public Library. I can't get my library card there until I have some sort of proof of residency, which means I have to wait until my first pay stub. This saddens me to no end but I thought the adventure would be worth the look-see anyway. It was!
Note: This is a very brief preview. I didn't have a lot of time to spend - only about an hour. I anticipate many more trips in the future.
It was everything a library should be and more! The first half of my trip, I wandered around the galleries with the murals and shadowboxes and marionette display. It was a strange kind of museum as I wandered along with several other visitors, in complete silence (it was a library, after all), taking pictures.
After the inspiring quick jaunt around the artwork, I searched next in earnest for the books. I looked for those authors that I can't find in a lot of libraries and found them! Higashino, Miyabe, Kearsley. And three shelves full of books in Chinese and a shelf full of books in Japanese. The nonfiction section was extensive. A kind of panic set over me when I realized that my time was so limited and there was so much reading to do!
A shadowbox showing a cute couple in the rain.
The third floor. Don't you just want to curl up with a book? Or dream the hours away?
In the courtyard. Sorry, it's dark. But so beautiful, right?