April 4: Stadsbibliotek
The Stockholm Public Library, designed by Gunnar Asplund and completed in 1928, is one of the most famous examples of Nordic classicism.
Here it is just coming into view.
Right next to it is Observatorielunden, a park on a steep hill.
The terra-cotta color is quite striking against the blue sky.
In the foyer, looking through to the rotunda.
This material is a special sort of highly worked plaster that has a polished-stone-like finish. I can't remember what it's called.
Inside the rotunda.
One of the side reading rooms.
Looking back on axis across the rotunda and out from the foyer.
There are these narrow passages around the edge of the rotunda.
Sun on the balcony.
The way the sunlight through the clerestory windows lands on the walls and floor is all kinds of cosmological.
Out the front window.
A rather remarkable little sink in one of the reading rooms.
Up to the ceiling.
Lunchtime! Wherever there is falafel, there is a Falafel King.