Black and white challenge – day 2

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.

State Library

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6 comments

  1. What a great subject for black and white. I love that he’s come to the library wearing a proper jacket. A true gentleman! Great photo.

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    1. Thanks! That’s what drew me to him. He really stood out amongst the others there. A distinguished gentleman in a beautiful old library.

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  2. Sandra Barton · · Reply

    A picture of concentration in the quiet of the library

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  3. […] Black and white challenge – day 2 […]

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  4. I really like that building. Is it still accessible to the general public?

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    1. Yes it is, including the beautiful domed reading room. It’s on the corner of Swanston and LaTrobe Streets in the city.

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