The George Peabody Library is a beautiful library that is a must see for any bibliophile in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The library, designed by architect Edmund G. Lind, was opened in 1878.
The stacks of the library are impressive and awe-inspiring
Five tiers of balconies surround the reading area of the library
The cathedral-like space is heightened with the giant skylight that stretches the width of the room
The public is not allowed to go upstairs into the stacks, but there is plenty to entertain the curios on the first floor
You can browse the card catalog, they didn’t seem to have any books on Tiny Hippos, though
There are plenty of study tables that can be used for research purposes
I found this strange Magic Lantern device, is it bigger on the inside, perhaps?
We had a great time in the beautiful George Peabody Library
While visiting Baltimore I made sure to take sometime to see the bronze sculptures that grace the parks around the Washington Monument in the neighborhood of Mount Vernon (at the intersection of North Charles Street and Mount Vernon Place).
The Washington Monument stands tall behind the Marquis de Lafayette atop his noble steed.
The horse wasn’t the only dignified creature gracing the parks of Mount Vernon, this seated lion was very stoic, if not a bit aloof.
There was a wee turtle and a child playing in a fountain
A pretty lady was doing stretches in one of the fountains
I found this soldier with a smashing good hat
Isn’t that a great dragon?
There was a series of four sculptures representing different themes. This one is Force, he seemed very stern.
The War sculpture had a helmet that was the perfect for protecting a Tiny Hippo
The Peace statue was very relaxing
Order was the most frightening statue, I had to run away from a very large cat!
The sculptures and fountains that grace the parks of Mount Vernon are definitely worth a visit, see you there!