Saturday, July 17, 2010

reflections at the library cafe



























it's hard to believe that this used to be the library I frequented as a child. I love that the owners kept the original building intact and turned it into a thriving restaurant that is reasonably priced. this is the view from the balcony inside the restaurant. as you can see there are some pretty colored light reflections throughout this photo.
if you'd like to see more reflections or join in the fun, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thanks james!

21 comments:

Paz said...

Wow! The library makes a very nice restaurant. Too bad it's no longer a library, though.

Paz

Lucka said...

Very magical place. It's good that the place was'nt changed

Julie said...

It is a lovely large airey room, Lily. The lights around the room give it a lovely warmth.

Louis la Vache said...

Very nice - «Louis» likes the boat very much (but the big screens would have to go...)

Hilda said...

What a wonderful new use for a lovely building!

Lara Neusiedler said...

wonderful place! I also guess the atmosphere there is so nice!

eileeninmd said...

It is a wonderful place for the restaurant. Wonderful reflection photo!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful colorful reflections; hope the food is as good as the ambience! Happy that the building was kept intact!

We were talking the other day about the Carnegie Library of our childhood -- it was replaced by a large impersonal modern building and I feel sorry for the little kids who don't learn to love books in that musty old place. I assume your library was replaced as well -- it would be worse not to have one at all.

VioletSky said...

Love the two storeys of windows.

Sylvia K said...

Always sad to lose a library, but at least the building was saved instead of being replaced one of the blah buildings we see so frequently being built these days. Terrific reflections though! Hope you have a great weekend, Lily!

Sylvia

Marlene said...

Cool building, great architecture and great reflections. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lily Hydrangea said...

don't worry everyone, I should have added, they replaced this public library with one about ten times its size that is amazing! It's a real hub of activity in our community. It is currently being renovated, & it's actually hard to imagine it getting any better so I am psyched.

Lily Hydrangea said...

PS
Louis, I agree about the screens too. I'm not a big fan of TV's in restaurants either.

Alexa said...

So glad this building was preserved! But I'm with Louis—they should have preserved the "Shhhh" signs and skipped the annoying TVs.

Carol said...

Beautiful shot, Lily, and what a grand library this must have been. I'm glad they replaced it. I like the library sign peeking in the window, and the warmth of the photo.

Bibi said...

Looks like a fun place and I am glad they kept the decor.

Beth Niquette said...

My goodness--what a lovely place! What beautiful reflections.

Francisca said...

There's a lot of interesting lighting going on in this photo, inside and outside. I'm on the same page with those who mentioned the TV screens... I've always wondered who started that obnoxious trend of placing screens in restaurants (and for a long time I thought it was only me who felt that way).

Fred Miller said...

They can take out the books, but they can't remove the spirits from a library. That must be a wonderful place to sit and refresh yourself. That's on the list of places I must visit.

Clytie said...

I'm on the same page with several other comments here - love the boat but the TVs would have to go. Who would want to stare at a big screen anyway, when there are such gorgeous windows available!!!

James said...

Cool shot! I love old libraries and cafes too so this looks like my kind of place.