A friend bought me a copy of Koolhaas' Content for my birthday. I haven't yet had the time to look at it properly, but it looks like a really interesting & cheap read; somewhat like a cross between magazine and book. There is also a section on the Seattle Central Library.
I think public libraries are more than overdue their share of some decent civic architecture. :)
That book looks great, I wonder if there's somewhere in town I can flip through it.
I agree, they've been stuck with mundane "safe" box-like buildings. The new library in my old home town, Anacortes, is pretty awesome too. I wonder if this is a wider trend across America? It surprises me they can afford it after Bush cut so much funding for public libraries.
Hi, stumbled upon your journal through Kiad. Just wanted to say you have a lot of awesome pictures that I admire, as a fellow photographer, though an amateur. Seems like you're having some interesting experiences in London. I crave such things! Need to get out and see as much of the world as possible..
True, I do love the British Museum library and the surrounding building, but I don't feel quite as excited about it.. maybe it's just seeing my old home city spread it's wings and start to become a true modern world-class city that makes me like the SCL so much.
i love england. i spent about 4 months out there a few years ago in kent, often i wish i never left. i might be moving out to seattle, its a big maybe tho. my gf who might be moving out there, she keeps asking if i'll go too, but i dunno.
well i was searching random journal and i saw yours witht he words london and seattle, so i was interested... well take care... hpoe you dont mind if i add you as a friend
is seattle fun, like to live there. i loive in los angeles. just wondering if it could compare....... later
hi, I don't mind if you add me. I see we share the same birthday. :)
England is a wonderful country in many ways. I don't believe I've ever been to Kent, what brought you there?
Seattle is one of the few American cities I would ever wish to live in. I don't know how it would compare to LA because I've never been there, but there's a strong community feeling and underground music scene in Seattle that is very different from any other city I've been to.