Victoria Park Ave. subway open today. The new $250,000 Victoria Park Ave. subway was opened today for vehicular traffic. It eliminates a dangerous level crossing which was the scene of many fatal accidents. No special ceremonies marked the opening, Earl Baird, Scarboro township engineer, stated, but when re-sodding has been completed the subway will be opened officially - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives - 1939
The Library of Celsus near Selçuk, Turkey - We’re looking up into the high ceiling between the pillars and the façade of the Library of Celsus in Turkey. The ancient Roman library stood for less than 150 years before an earthquake, and possibly fires, destroyed it in 262 CE. While it was intact, the Library of Celsus stored approximately 12,000 scrolls and was the third-largest library in the ancient world. Today, the ruins are open to visitors interested in taking a walk through the…
Great in the library, wood paneling, built in bookcases and embrasured shutters. Raised panel shutters that fold into pockets built into the window jamb. This is a clever architectural detail used in the 18th and 19th Centuries when brick homes required a wall of exceptional thickness, often exceeded 12 to 14 inches. This provided a deep window jamb, which served to conveniently store the shutters when they were open. Great shutter resource http://www.shutterblinds.com/raised_panel.html
Garden Open Today by Beverley Nichols
New York: Dutton, 1963 Library discard with the usual markings. One of Beverley Nichols' gardening books.
We had only a minute or two left for photos when I asked Mckynzi to let me do one photo of her by herself in the library. The day was really cold and disgusting but the room was hot and stuffy. There was just enough light from the open window to get this portrait. I love images that feel like they could have been photographed 100 years ago as easily as today. There is something magical about things that feel out of time.