Seattle Central Library

The holiday destinations I dream about - and those we eventually travel to - are usually natural wonders of some kind. However, the more I become a "city photographer" the more I also fancy buildings along our travel route as photography subjects. This past summer we traveled through several National Parks and coastal regions of the northwestern USA. Already long before our trip I had identified a handful of man-made landmarks that I was curious to photograph a little more creatively than just with a quick snap while passing by. At the top of my short list was the Seattle Central Library building, which was designed by Rem Koolhaas. What a fantastic building! Its most recognized by its particular shape and glass facade, but I found the inside even more interesting. Since it is a public library everybody can enter and even photograph the interior, which is not possible in many other "cool" buildings. I spent about an hour trying to find unexpected views, reflections and viewpoints inside the Seattle Central Library. The four photographs below are the compositions I am most satisfied with.

I thank you for your visit and hope you enjoy!

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug Triangles near the fifth avenue entrance on level 3.

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug The red floor on level 4 offers glimpses of the glass front.

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug In the "living room" on level 3.

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug An interior facade from the highest public viewpoint in the Seattle Central Library (on level 10).

2013/10/31 by Florian Freimoser
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