library #11

By: Lesley

Nov 19 2012

Category: Orillia


Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

The new library in Orillia has lots of big windows that are designed to have low heat loss, high daylight transmission and low solar heat gain. They are also designed with vertical etchings inspired by the elaborate designs that adorned book bindings in the age of Stephen Leacock (Orillia’s famous author, 1869-1944). It was just recently opened in September 2012, but was not open when I was visiting.

Participating in Whimsical Windows




6 comments on “library #11”

  1. That is absolutely beautiful – wow! Modern but lovely, a perfect combination for a library 🙂

  2. that is a pretty design on the windows – better than the bar codes on the new HPL.

  3. I like the modern style with a lot of glass – and the window detail has a sort of ornate style from many eras ago. The blend of old and new style is great, and the bog windows leave a lot of natural light to aid us in our quest for reading and knowledge…

  4. It must be so bright and cheery in that library. The etchings are beautiful. It’s cool that they are copied from book bindings of a bygone era.

  5. I love that touch of whimsey with the elaborate designs, each one different!

  6. I want those windows in my house!! Great shot with an excellent angle.

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