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Showing posts from February, 2016

Four winds

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

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.

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.

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

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