Monday, December 28, 2009

The Intellectual Heart of NY

New York is a dynamic city, seeming always to be in the process of reinventing itself. One of the permanent landmarks of the city is The New York Public Library, located on Fifth Avenue. The magnificent beaux-arts building, opened in 1911, is guarded outside by two marble lions called Patience and Fortitude.
As you enter the building with its grand neoclassical style, you walk through the beautiful porticos, and enter the reading rooms crowned by its ceiling murals. You see the vast resources of books and information just waiting to be discovered, and you cannot help but feel humbled by the wealth of knowledge accessible to the public.

The main entrance

Ceiling murals
One of the reading rooms

This photo shows the Empire State Building from inside the library

Photography by Amal for Picture of Elegance Blog

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Such beautiful photographs!


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