Wednesday, November 10, 2010

You Are HERE #2


You Are HERE #2
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Just in case you didn't recognize the setting, the graphic on the desk leaves no doubt. You are HERE in the Emerald City, a community that loves its libraries and likes to hang out in them without being all stuffy and old-world about it :-). This is in the Seattle Central Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas and completed in 2004. Seattle supposedly has one of the most highly educated populations of any major city in the US, with 47% of adults possessing a bachelor's degree or higher as of 2006. And we use our public libraries. A lot. One in every eleven Seattlites visits the libraries in person, and the Seattle Times reported last November that library usage, both in person and on-line, has climbed from 4.5 million in 2000 to over 13.2 million in 2008. With November's chill and the shortening of daylight hours, we are a bit less in our kayaks, sailboats, and hiking boots and more likely in the midst of a good book or doing some research :-).

7 comments:

lewi14 said...

Tired? I can't get enough of Seattle!

Maya said...

Love it!

brattcat said...

what a beautiful statistic.

Randy said...

Great photo!

Dsole said...

I think I your city is such a great place, and you have a great style in your pics.
Who's the guy in the photo, by the way?

Kim said...

Glad you liked it, guys! Thanks.

Gracias Dsole, and good to hear from you! We started CDPblogging about the same time, I think. The guy was just sitting there waiting for someone and didn't seem to mind me taking shots. It was at night, and I found a day shot of this desk I had taken awhile back that I think I will post this week, too. Take care!
-Kim

Tash said...

My top place to visit when in Seattle. I know it also serves as a place for the less fortunate to have a warm place to sit ... and maybe read a book even.