Saturday, January 10, 2015

TIME TO READ


Last month I showed you, Daddy Jim looking way up the side
of this building. Apparently this is the new Halifax Central Library and my Dads
have been waiting for a very long time to get inside and read.


Finally this month, January they made the trek
parked their car 
(third row from left, third car in line)
and
began their odyssey.


Inside on one of the many crossover thoroughfares
Jim began taking pictures of Daddy Ron
who was doing the exact same thing.
(This photo has overtones of Alex Colville's painting


The walls are covered with 1000's
 seriously,
of these library card creations.
What a cool idea.
I must find out more about this endeavour.


Look who's sitting and reading
Daddy Jim.
What are you so wrapped up in?
Hey, don't forget your glove
by your foot.


Behind Daddy Jim is the architectural school, Sexton campus 
merged with Dalhousie University in 1997.
In the 1980's, the school was called 
and
Daddy Ron managed an art and drafting supply store
very nearby,
 so spent a lot of time
selling architectural supplies to many students over the years.
The name may have changed but everything about it
seems so much the same.


Quickly below the third floor 
a person with cell scoots by
ducking into the building
to avoid the winter winds.


Jim really has found a magazine
that grabs his attention ~


 then without warning
up the stairs to the top floor
a few pictures
a whiff of coffee all around ~


back down the flights of stairs
passing one of the librarians' desks
to the parked car ~


and home,
but picking me up at daycare,
dropping off at MacDonald House
and 
the hill for a quick dance 
with Mr. Orangie and Daddy Jim.
I can't tell who's more excited
Can you?

24 comments:

  1. The library looks just as amazing inside as it did from the outside, and those library card walls do look very interesting, let us know if you find out more about them.
    Glad to see you still got a walkies Sophie, I find that if my Mum gets her nose in a book I have to jump all over her to remind her I need walkies (its a very effective technique if you want to use it Sophie!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. I sit and STARE, then whimper, then STARE, then pressie, then STARE ~~ all in good fun of course.

      The thing is ~~ it always works !!!

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  2. It is truly a beautiful building, lovely to look at from either side. (In or out)

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    1. The views are quite mesmerizing Sharon. I know I have more to see and experience.

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  3. The first and last photos are awesome, Ron! I love that library!

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    1. Something for your you and your family to dive into Louise!!

      OK!!!

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  4. I love that library! And as usual, the photos are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lori, it is a beautiful place to walk into, grab a book and sit.

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  5. I love the library card wall - so colorful and interesting!

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    1. It grabs your attention immediately, Jean and then more throughout your sojourn.

      Love it!!
      Ron

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  6. I found this article about the library card wall: http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1247679-at-the-galleries-new-library-home-to-6000-miniature-paintings

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    1. Many thanks Jean for link explaining the evolution of the artwork, of 6000 paintings, the artist and the placement of the pieces. I have already FB'd the info sop my followers can read about it.

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  7. It would be so fun to go see that library. We cannot even imagine something so beautiful and big! It looks like a perfect day! And a perfect day for you to Sophie!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Maybe you could locate a library in your closest community and make a day trip out of it.

      Well, worth the endeavour!

      Cheers!
      Sophie Doodle

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  8. That's an amazing library and with a coffee shop too!
    Love the comfy armchair, I wouldn't want to leave there.
    Sophie, you had lots of had fun too.

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    1. Eileen and I neglected to mention there are 2 coffee shops, one on the main level and one on the 6th floor with a massive view of the city. The city really has outdone themselves with this endeavour.

      All the best!!
      Ron

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  9. Wow! It looks amazing. Love those picture cards. Happy New Year to you all. Ros and Oscar x

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    1. Happy New Year, Ros & Oscar ~~~ 2015 will be a WOOF WOOF of a YEAR ~~~ all the BEST.

      Now I just wonder if there is a doggy picture anywhere ~~~~ time to look !!!!!

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  10. Still haven't made it to the new library. Wonderful images. Can't wait to go.

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    1. Put it on your list, Sybil ~~ you won't be disappointed !!

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  11. It looks like a great new place. Of course, Sophie still has her priorities.

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    1. No changing her OCD ways, I guess....at least her JOY is infectious

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