Explore: Between the Shelves Part Two

Since rediscovering the library, I've returned to it many times. It's a phenomenal place to work when I don't feel like working from home, and can't possibly drink any more coffee. It also can be relied upon to have space for me to work, which is more than can be said for any coffee shop in midtown. I have a library very close to my apartment, but I really only go to that one to take books out. Given the choice of working in a nondescript, slightly run-down space, or one that looks like this, which would you choose?

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I've wanted to take photos inside the library for ages, but have resisted for two reasons. The first is that I'm always going in there to sit down and get some actual work done, and stopping to take photos is never on the agenda. The second is that I have a pathological fear of looking like a tourist. It might be because of my accent, or my general aversion to tourists, but it has definitely affected my ability to take photos inside grand public buildings.

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The other day, though, I sucked it up and took as many photos as I could. It was well worth it, even though my camera battery died about ten minutes in. But ten minutes of architectural beauty is better than none.

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