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Here’s a nice collection of The Times newspapers from the early 1900′s, but in book form. When I look at this scene I feel that 1911 and 1913 were pretty abused books, suggesting that they have been used for reference quite a lot; yet thinking back to major historical events that someone may wish to look up the news for, I can only think of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic…the volume in the middle.
I can’t remember the last time I sat and actually read a newspaper. Even watching a film in this day and age is not something I find I have the attention span for, unless I’m at the cinema. With smart phones, tablets and laptops around the place I simply find myself popping online to check email, or twitter, or flickr, or G+, or one of the many other enticing things on the web, instead of sitting down and actually concentrating on just one thing for several hours. Heck, I’ve checked my email and twitter while writing this post!
It’s only this year after moving home where I can’t walk to work that I have started to read books again, which I stopped doing for years, but only on the bus journey and only using the Kindle app on one of my devices. When I read the news it’s via a few websites or apps and seems to be me just flicking through everything and getting key parts of information without really digesting or considering it.
I’m all for technology and love my gadgets, but I do fear that my capacity for taking in information is now getting worse, as is my attention sp…ooh, I have a new mail on Flickr.
There’s just something wonderful about bookcases, isn’t there?
On a dark and stormy night there is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a good book and listening to the rain and the wind hitting the window.
That’s the feeling I get with this image, perhaps sitting alone in a large empty mansion in the middle of the country – the kind of place where something bad always happens in movies, granted, but it’s what I think of here.
Taken with a fisheye, in case you couldn’t guess
As this post goes live I’ll be on a plane to Austria. Have a great weekend.
Just a quick post today as I’m super busy at work. During the recent Open House weekend I was able to visit the London Library, which is pretty huge and what some people would consider to be a bit of an exclusive place as annual membership will set you back around £450…a lot to pay when library membership in the UK is usually free.
However the free ones are usually council owned, and not self managed like this one is. It’s a great place with some fantastic rooms throughout, and I was happy to be able to snap a few shots as we wandered around on our tour. No tripod, so I had to just try and hold steady in the low light conditions. Here’s the best of the ones I took I think.