I'll never catch up.

14th July 2012

Photo reblogged from I have a tumblr. with 15 notes

meghanconrad:

The Grand Library by jamescharlick on Flickr.
This makes me ache. The rest of the photos in the set are lovely, as well.

Photos form an old manor house. Wow.

meghanconrad:

The Grand Library by jamescharlick on Flickr.

This makes me ache. The rest of the photos in the set are lovely, as well.

Photos form an old manor house. Wow.

Tagged: abandoned buildingslibrariesurban explorationdecay

3rd May 2012

Photoset reblogged from Spaces and Shoes with 288 notes

maharetr:

staceythinx:

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.

Tagged: artlibrariesdiorama

Source: lorinix.net

1st February 2012

Photo reblogged from Once Upon a Time in War with 205 notes

demons:

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.

demons:

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.

Tagged: wwiilondon blitzlibraries1940sukbritainengland

3rd December 2011

Photo reblogged from 365 Yo-Yo Tricks with 1,379 notes

365yoyotricks:

Libraries are amazing places. I love them with all my everything. 
bookoasis:

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

365yoyotricks:

Libraries are amazing places. I love them with all my everything. 

bookoasis:

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

Tagged: librariesmemorialrepurposeold

24th October 2011

Photo reblogged from There's a Pattern There to Follow with 509 notes

auntada:

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.

auntada:

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.

Tagged: librariesblack historyrare and out-of-print bookslibrariansarchivists

Source: unitproj.library.ucla.edu