Tuesday 24 April 2012: Langside Library
I was working near to Langside Library today. Just love this old building and sometimes pause to admire it. I've always loved libraries - the smell of them and their peace (usually). I worked in libraries when I was at 6th form and as holiday jobs, which I so appreciated after the horrors of working in the children's department of Clark's! My local library was also a tranquil refuge from my crazy big family and I could just be around books, books, books...love them. My mum was an avid reader and some of my earliest memories were of sitting on a little orange library stool reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and believing completely that he was real...I also remember when I was small wanting to work in a library because the old date stamps seemed so amazingly cool.
I had wanted to take a portrait of the girl you see coming out of the library but she was in a rush and just about caught her in frame before she whizzed off towards the hospital. Then there was another miss with a road sweeper who passed me by and, at the last minute, shyly hid in the hood of his fluorescent waterproof...all I snapped was yellow jacket with teeth peeping out, all surrounded by brushes :-)
Not a day for portraits. It's a wet, soggy, damp squib of a day and people are rushing to get where they need to get....Tomorrow Glasgow you will not escape! I'll make sure I check the weather forecast in future.
PS: Blip Central - why isn't my cat in the top 10 cutest cats hall of fame. Huff!