This photo was taken during a recent visit to the State Library of Victoria. The library, located in the centre of Melbourne, was built in 1859 and features a beautiful domed reading room. The dome was covered by a copper ceiling in 1959 because of a leaky roof and stayed that way for 44 years. Thankfully someone decided to uncover it during a $200 million restoration project that was completed in 2003. You can read more about the history of our state library at www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/history-our-building.
This man caught my attention as he was writing and quietly contemplating in the domed reading room.