Thursday, August 6, 2009
Boston Public Library
This is the largest research library in New England and was the first one in America to permit the borrowing of books. At first when I walked by this building with it's massive stone structure with flags of different country flying, I had no idea what this place was. I walked in and and this is the view I was hit with. I still had no idea this was a library at this point, as matter of fact I never did see any books on shelf. This building was build in 1852 in style of Italian Renaissance Revival, with huge arched windows and massive inner bronze doors designed by Daniel Chester French.