Birmingham's new library still in the process of being built. Will there be any money for books or staff when it's finished I wonder
That's real fancy scaffolding around it . .
30 Jan 2013 6:04am
@Ronnie 2¢: In more detail tomorrow :)
Ha! Have to laugh at Ronnie's comment. Great shot to show the modern industrial look alongside the more traditional architecture.
30 Jan 2013 7:04am
Oh dear they've let the designers loose in Brum again, great capture against the more traditional building
30 Jan 2013 8:03am
It fits in so well too............... :-)
30 Jan 2013 8:26am
Great framing and light .
30 Jan 2013 9:00am
What are those recycled bicycle wheels doing?
30 Jan 2013 9:37am
@Brockaly: nicked them from Walthamstow :)
Libraries in the age of the internet. Hmm, I wonder what function they will perform in the future. If Google do complete their ambitious project to digitise every book older than 50 years old(A copyright dodge, I'm sure), why would anyone go to a library?
30 Jan 2013 9:53am
@CElliottUK: possibly for the same reason as I prefer a real book to a kindle. Hands on:)
A live space to study architecture ...! Nice shot! Best regards, Adela
30 Jan 2013 10:35am
It looks like they haven't taken the wrapper off yet! I like it though.
30 Jan 2013 10:47am
The old and the new side by side.I do love a library,I´m a complete book worm !!
30 Jan 2013 10:49am
Looks nice.. I hope they will have money left..
30 Jan 2013 11:05am
Alles Zuscussbetriebe, wie bei uns. Aber eine gute Architektur.
30 Jan 2013 11:45am
30 Jan 2013 12:30pm
Great shot, hand has made for some great comments , thanks for sharing!!
30 Jan 2013 2:11pm
Wow, is that part of the architectural design surrounding the building or scaffolding? Cool shot, Grouser!
30 Jan 2013 3:09pm
Someone built a cake. best…jf
30 Jan 2013 3:27pm
A fine shot of the library. Your shooting and processing has given is very good emphasis.
30 Jan 2013 3:39pm
That is impressive. And a very nice frame and POV. Curious too, and I agree with CElliot. It's a bit of a brow-scratcher. Perhaps "hard-copy" is reverred even more with the reality of internet just electronic, you know? Energetic air. I know I love the feel of a book in my hands.
30 Jan 2013 3:57pm
You know what??? It looks like it's protected in Chain mail, which is spooky and cool, and appropriate.
30 Jan 2013 3:58pm
Award Winning Sausages !! now your talking my language....and I love my Kindle. ;>)
30 Jan 2013 4:10pm
@Jeff: Because you can read in bed with the lights off, right :)
Will anyone want to pass beneath this imposing quasi industrial facade to even bother looking for a book, perhaps on ultra modern ghastliness as the new paradigm in architecture ? Excellent shot, sir. I guess I'm a bit stodgy in that I prefer my libraries OLD and stately.
30 Jan 2013 4:44pm
@Rick: I think it looks a bit like a pile of presents, and who knows what you might find when you get in the boxes. Will report back when it's open :)
superbe architecture et image quelle perspective et image quel édifice
30 Jan 2013 5:12pm
not sure if that's scaffolding or very arty barbed wire!):-
30 Jan 2013 6:23pm
Please do follow-up, and hopefully with plenty of books on the shelves inside. I'm a big fan of books, not to say I won't own an e-reader some day, but never will the joy and portability (battery free) of a book be set aside by me.
30 Jan 2013 6:44pm
Wow a most impressive structure for a library.. might be a modern library full of kindles and e-readers.. computers etc. and no books :)
30 Jan 2013 7:39pm
I really like the patterns and shapes on the construction!
30 Jan 2013 9:13pm
Very impressive, but it's a shame to mix very modern buildings with old, sometimes decisions are not very aesthetic. A beautiful photo beautifully framed. I agree with your answer to Chris, I like having the book in hand, on the internet is not the same thing.
Have a good evening.
30 Jan 2013 10:00pm
Did you try the sausages
30 Jan 2013 11:23pm
What interesting architecture! It will surely stand out so eveyone will know where the library is! Wonderful image!
31 Jan 2013 12:29am
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