If there is any one public library I wish I could have visited, it’s Cincinnati’s Public Library, completed in 1874 when Ulysses S. Grant was president.
It was a twisting, winding Steam Punk of a building. A library from the imagination of Terry Gilliam.
Projecting balconies that wouldn’t pass any safety certification today, spiral staircases, hundreds of thousands of books. If this building still existed, I would move to Cincinnati tomorrow just to spend my every free moment there.
It was demolished in 1955. You can see more pictures here and here (which is also where I got the images for this post from).
I am a writer who travels endlessly. Fascinated by how our lives are propelled forward by what's left behind, I thirst to know everything. I read, collect, gather, organise, list. Here are some of the things I read, see and experience. Please make yourself at home: drinks and pretzels will be served shortly. If you'd like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you!