One of the things I have sorely missed during our lockdown is the inability to go to public libraries. Taking prize position amongst these institutions is the State Library of Victoria (illustrated above). This is one of my favourite haunts in the City and whenever I can I duck in, even if it just for a few minutes. Better of course to be able to spend the whole day there!
There is always something going on in there, special exhibitions, books displays, cultural events, art exhibitions, but also of course the books themselves! The great Dome Reading Room is a magnificent temple of knowledge and sitting in the midst of it, seeing all of the galleries of books around, one feels warm, content and secure. And the joy of having all those billions of printed words just screaming out to be read is beyond compare!
Tomorrow, I'll be in the City for work and guess where I shall go when I finish my work!