Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby's Got Book

song pairing: Cafe by Cafe del Mar

Just loving these photos by Candida Hofer.  
She photographs mostly European libraries minus the public.

and how

Her photography captures the 
quiet beauty and serenity 
found within







 Oh the smell of

old leatherbound books
 the faint echo of creaking chairs 

Libraries feed the curious
and as long as you're curious
you will always be young

 of course she also has more than libraries in her body of work ....


Check out this dining room


I wish I knew where this was.  Anyone know ?  
( Brad and Angelina's maybe ?)

"SAIDDDDD, can you please  pass  the  BUTTERRRR ?"

Enjoy !


Simply Mel said...

Libraries are truly one of my favorite things in life ~ each time I visit a new city, the library is the first thing to see on my list!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Wow, I do adore libraries. You can almost feel the pulse of knowledge when you enter, especially one of those inspired spaces. Stunning!

Kristin said...

GORGEOUS! Have you been to the Library of Congress? It's heavenly!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You always find the most interesting finds and I love these library shots. What a inspiring subject to capture and she is most talented. And clever too.

lisa golightly said...

Kristin ... No and I'd love to go ! I will never forget my visit to the NY public library ... jawdropping !!!

Helsbells said...

These photographs are making my drool!! They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

All I can say is OMIGOD! Amazing!

DolceDreams said...

Oh I love libraries....these are exquisite!

Fanciful Designs said...

Lisa, I love these pictures~

I hope you and yours have a beautiful Easter!

much love,

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Lisa,

Happy Easter Special One!!

I know you are a busy bunny with all your magic dust everywhere today! You baby bunnies are the lucky ones:)

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST!!! I can smell the old leather books and the design is so current and simple~~

Big Hugs to Beautiful You!!


Couture Carrie said...

Such beautiful, regal spaces!

Fabulous news, darling! You are the WINNER of CC's Giveaway! Just email me your full name and mailing address to Congrats!


Tiffany said...

I LOVE libraries! I could stare at these pictures all day. So gorgeous!


excuse my language...but this is orgasmic!

Jg. for FatScribe said...

gawd i love libraries ... personal libraries especially (George Lucas has a great one at Skywalker Ranch). Dig your music as always ...


Hamptontoes said...

Those photos have to be some of the most beautiful photos I've seen in recent times...gorgeous. The libraries are like museums that I would visit to not only read, but to go on a "tour." That dining room that seats a million people is out of this world. I'm thinking if it seats that many people how did I not get an invite for the last gathering!

Cashon&Co said...

I love the title of's got book! hilarious!
my favourite smell in the world is the Preston Royal Library near where I grew up. I can't describe it, but I'll never forget it. It's still there, I need to go back and visit. My friend had a mahjongg set that smelled just like it. When she opened it I gasped and shouted "Preston royal library!!" YOur images though are absolutely gorgeous.