Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Four winds

In each of the corners of the map there are cherubs representing the four winds.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tasman's Map

In the vestibule of the Mitchell Library there is a reproduction of Tasman's Map in marble on the floor.  It's a beautiful thing.  I will show you a close up on one piece tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Big thing

It seems the country towns aren't the only places given to having Big Things.  This atlas is apparently the largest book of its kind ever published.

Monday, February 8, 2016

All great stories

"All great stories lead back to us."   I'm still wondering if I agree.

How about this one?

"In books lies the soul
of the whole past time
the articulate audible
voice of the page
when the body
and material substance
of it has altogether
vanished like a dream"

@Mitchell Library, Sydney

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mitchell Library

As promised I am going to show you some shots of the Mitchell Library.  All those books ... what a blissful place.

@Mitchell Library, Sydney