Oh I forgot to mention that a visit to the main library is an experience in itself. Even the parking garage is a work of art. The front looks like books, even the steps are books and on the side is a huge mural by local artist Bob Holloway of the Nelson Art Gallery and local historic figures. I had never noticed before that this picture is a combination of two areas at the gallery: the main hall (large columns and the balconies are Rozzelle Court.)
The library is the old First National Bank Building. Just the front doors are impressive, but all the architecture is just beautiful and the antiques are great too. I remind myself that these antiques are like Christmas trees; on the lot that beautiful tree looks wonderful, when you get it home you have to cut 6 inches off the bottom just to get it to stand up in the room. These antiques look great in the library but I don’t own a home big enough to house them.
I just love old buildings; someday I am going to just drive around town and take pictures of the architecture in Kansas City. There is so much Art Deco and Arts and Craftsmen style. Notice some of the buildings of downtown…I thought of the song from Oklahoma when looking at them…”They went and built a skyscraper seven stories high“….and then looks like they add floors to some of these.
I’ve noticed that since I have been on this quest to be more inspired I have begun to see more. I am grateful my DH likes to go with me and drive. I think my head is on a swivel (and I would be a hazard on the road if I were driving) and I can’t see everything as we drive by and DH is so patient he will even go around the block so I can see again.
Thank you for stopping by to visit, I hope you find time to stitch today or do whatever helps you be creative! ttfn…sue
P.S. My creative block seems to have subsided for now…next week I’ll have a little stitching to share.