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Oldham Library [Dec. 6th, 2007|04:46 pm]
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2007-12-06 04:48 pm (UTC)
That's about what I imagine England's skies to look like 95% of the time in winter.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-12-06 05:14 pm (UTC)
And you're not far wrong.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2007-12-06 06:04 pm (UTC)
It's nice to see such a packed parking lot for a library!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-12-06 06:09 pm (UTC)
Ah....that's a little misleading.

This was taken from the supermarket car park- though I suspect library patrons use it too- we certainly have.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2007-12-06 06:14 pm (UTC)
When was this built, and what's with the blue lights?

The latest thinking is that campus libraries, especially, should have curtain walls with lots of glass and be lighted inside at night so they'll shine like beacons. The librarian at the Bodleian said so in a talk she gave here a couple weeks ago, so it must be so.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-12-06 10:03 pm (UTC)
It was opened about a year ago. The blue lights are simply decoration- as far as I'm aware. Pretty, aren't they?

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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2007-12-06 07:16 pm (UTC)
Do the blue lights flash, move or blink in any way? I see some vertical strips that aren't lit up and was wondering if the lights alternated. It's certainly an interesting building for a library. Dismal day!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-12-06 10:06 pm (UTC)
They don't blink, but they can be lit in different combinations- so the pattern you see changes from night to night.

Yes, it's been a foul day.
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From: sculptruth
2007-12-06 07:17 pm (UTC)
That building makes my heart sing; also the grey skies remind me of Seattle. I imagine I'd feel right at home in England.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-12-06 10:09 pm (UTC)
It's great, isn't it? Oldham is the out of a way place and its new architecture hasn't received the kind of attention- and praise- it deserves.

Seattle- Manchester- they're both North Western cities.
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[User Picture]From: internet_sampo
2007-12-07 02:38 am (UTC)
Cool!
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