This makes me ache. The rest of the photos in the set are lovely, as well.
Photos form an old manor house. Wow.
Nature reclaims The City in these dioramas built and photographed by Lori Nix.
Nix on her project:
In my newest body of work The City I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it’s human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over. These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects, reclaiming what was theirs before man’s encroachment. I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring.
I’m sure I’ve seen these before, but still. Wow.
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, reimagined.
A bit can be said for bibliophiles because not even the damage done by the Blitz could keep them out of the London Library.
Keep calm and carry on.
Libraries are amazing places. I love them with all my everything.
An old card catalog, on display in a library, has been converted to memorial plaques.
Photo by lauripiper
A fitting—and beautiful—new purpose for an old card catalog. (For a second, my mind processed this as the catalog being made into a columbarium, which would have been interesting
Over the course of 45 years, Culver City, California librarian Mayme Agnew Clayton (August 4, 1923 – October 13, 2006) collected more than 30,000 rare and out-of-print books. She used her own resources and she worked alone. The collection is considered one of the most important for African-American materials and consists of 3.5 million items on the topic of African-American culture. It is the largest privately-held collection of African American historical materials in the world.
Ms. Clayton, you might be my new hero.
This is awesome. Quite a labor of love.