Sunday, April 26, 2009

Library stained glass windows

The old Port Elizabeth Main Library was opened in 1902 and has some magnificent stained glass windows which was restored a couple of years ago.


One of the stained glass windows in the library

The stained glass dome in the roof

When we were small my mom used to work across the road from the library and we often got to visit it. We used to sneak up on the gallery walkways to enjoy the view from the top. I still remember the smell and atmosphere of the library and when I do get to go there, it normally all comes back to me... cause it still exactly the same.

6 comments:

  1. Wow! Magnificent windows for a library!

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  2. As usual, I am always intrigued by your photos and need to take the time and visit your pages more often.

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  3. This is one of my favourite buildings in PE - so handsome, and so full of history. I also rememebr going there as a child - it was always a big occasion, far more so than visiting the Walmer Library!

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  4. Oh that is so beautiful!!! I would love to spend a few hours in a library like that. Not many of them around in our country!

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  5. I can also remember the smell of that place. I used to love going there. I will have to make a trip down the road soon.

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