The Marble Staircase

This scene reminded me very much of something that you would see at Hogwarts.

Do I need to specify here that Hogwarts is the school in the Harry Potter universe, or is that general knowledge nowadays and I can talk about it as if it were Harvard or Oxford University?

It is, in fact, not Hogwarts but the New York Public Library, and it offered a welcome relief to the sleet which was falling outside. While in there I was very happy to walk around and check out the lovely architecture that was on offer, but was also delighted to find a free exhibit called ‘The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter‘. This took me on a stroll down memory lane and made me long to be under the bed covers reading by the light of a torch.

I guess now most kids would just use a Kindle or other such device that allows for self illumination, which is a shame as I bet the shadow puppetry potential with such a device is pretty lacking.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s