Manchester Central Library

It was one of those spring mornings with alternating sun and showers - great weather for photography.

 

Although the library is classical in design, drawing inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome, it's actually a 1930s building. The white portland stone really gleams in the sunshine doesn't it.....especially when compared to the drabness of the terracotta of the Midland Hotel on the left of the photo.

 

The building is currently shut at the start of a 3 year internal refurbishment....I guess they'll be getting rid of the old card index system: www.flickr.com/photos/ianbramham/3491074800/in/set-721576...

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Taken on May 27, 2010