Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spying Spines

 I caught this out of the corner of my eye on my way to rehearsal yesterday and may or may not have run a red light in the process.

At the base of The Duluth Public Library, there is a new mural being painted. The building itself is extremely creative in structure. It's modelled after the iron ore ships that are frequently in our harbour, but I've often thought it is coldly out of place beside such historical buildings like City Hall and The Depot. This mural appears warm and inviting and somewhat lends to the ambiance of the building now.

I'm glad I was able to catch the mural before it was complete. And before it becomes defaced by whipper-snappers who "waz here".

You really can't tell what books are displayed while driving, so I had to go back for a closer peek and a true walk about.

Excited to see a Dr. Seuss and E.B White represented. But they are all quite beautiful, aren't they?
It would have been fun to vote on which books to include, but I'm just really excited to see something like this downtown.  Duluth is certainly becoming a lovely place.

What books do you think should have been painted?

Oh! And I'm kind of crazy about the call numbers at the bottom and all the diverse fonts.


  1. Cool! My favorite library ever!

  2. That's awesome! I will have to drive by soon to see this! Of course the first book that popped into my head was something by Gabaldon and then I thought "nah, they wouldn't..." and they do! They have DOA on there! Did I see any HP? Thanks for sharing that!


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