Friday, March 25, 2016

City of Perth Library...



Went in to the city for the first time in a few weeks yesterday, unusual for me.. damn knee :) I was really keen to see the new City of Perth Library.. the last time I passed it was in the finishing off stages. Officially opened on the 1st of March the state of the art building is a photographers dream! Sitting on Hay Street and Cathedral Square three down from the Town Hall below..


From the front and below to the side one of the lushest green walls I think I've ever seen.. 


There are seven levels to the library and here below looking down to level four the children's story telling space.. judging by the number of parked prams the story telling is tres popular.. so many things these days to attract young families into the city. There is a central shaft that goes all the way up through to the seventh level and the terrace...


Looking from the back you can see that for all it's seven levels the actual footprint of the library is not all that large, brilliant use of space.. I'll be showing you a bit more over the next few days.. reflections, views from the terrace, murals.. it's fabulous! Happy Easter weekend, please take care and stay safe

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34 comments:

  1. Libraries here have lost the 'reference' section and all books are mixed together.
    Children play (loudly) where all can hear them!
    How stupid can folks be?

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    1. Surprisingly not Adullamite,the storytelling room is fairly soundproof :)

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  2. WOW! That library is stunning, awesome photos Grace.

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  3. That is quite incredible and puts most every other library I've seen to shame! What a great building and thank you for these fine photos!

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  4. Such wonderful architecture, G. I know your amazing city will make good use of it

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  5. a building like an open book


    currently, the French farmers sell pork to loss
    They make a lot of manifestation
    concurrency is hard with other countries that do not apply the same hygiene standard

    on my photo is an old breeding 60-70

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  6. What a stunning and imaginative building. So nice that libraries continue to be built in this digital age.

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  7. Lots of interesting lines here.

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  8. That is a very impressive building. I love those lines/columns surround the round frame. When you say "photographer's dream" you are ever so right. I can see all kinds of images to collect around this building.

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  9. Love the architecture of this place and the scenes inside, there's something lovely and comforting about going to the library I find. - Tasha

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  10. I like it and it sits very comfortably in its surrounds.

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  11. Oh I do love a library and this one looks great...lovely pictures Grace..don't overdo it with that knee....

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  12. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. That looks such a brilliant building.
    I love visiting libraries.Our local one has regular children's story time and things and you always see pushchairs and the like - just as in your picture.

    Sorry your knee is not right yet - take care

    Happy Easter Weekend

    All the best Jan

    PS Isn't that green side amazing ...

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  14. That looks such a brilliant building.
    I love visiting libraries.Our local one has regular children's story time and things and you always see pushchairs and the like - just as in your picture.

    Sorry your knee is not right yet - take care

    Happy Easter Weekend

    All the best Jan

    PS Isn't that green side amazing ...

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  15. Looks amazing!! Does this mean the Alexandra Library will close?

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  16. Oh, wow, that is so cool. I would love to take a tour of that place! It is just so unique.

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  17. Looks great inside. I had only seen it from the outside.

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  18. Die runde Form ist klasse auch im inneren, schönes Design.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  19. An amazingly beautiful building.

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  20. What an interesting structure, Grace !

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  21. Oh wow, what a great library, would love to visit.

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  22. A striking new home for the Perth Library! The St. Louis Public Library has several branches, but the main library, downtown, went through an extensive--and expensive!--renovation a few years ago. It's a very old building, but looks so elegant since its facelift.

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  23. What a wonderful and great place!

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  24. Oh my goodness, Grace - I´ll return to a whole new Perth, I reckon!
    Since over a year they rebuild a little bridge on my way to work. Over a year - with the company going bust and everything!
    I remember one Perthie trying to tell me "Germany is so advanced" - he is so dang wrong!

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  25. Beautiful reflection. Great building design.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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  26. What a pleasure and sheer joy it must be to go to this library. I think one could spend days there checking everything out. Brilliant design and excellent use of spaced!

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  27. You'd never get me out of there again...
    The second shot looks a bit like a crinoline dress!

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