I’ve been away from Leeds since winter break has started. I miss my flatmates and my family back home during this Christmas time. However, I am super happy that I get to spend the holidays with family here in England. I was able to go explore a bit of Liverpool this week. The Liverpool Library was one of the highlights of that little adventure. Can I just say… “wow.” Everything about this library is beautiful. The structure, the mix of old and modern, the collections. “Just wow.” Every room is different than the one before. When you first walk into the main library area, the multilevel, open room filled with shelves and shelves of books will take one’s breath away. The Hornby Room, Oak Room and Picton Reading Room have displays of rare and unique books. The children’s room is open and bright with fun displays of pop up books and toys.
Gentlemen’s Magazine, Jan-June 1839, comments on Queen Victoria’s most recent portrait.
Liverpool is full of magic places and magic moments and I’m very happy to be here. This year has been something else but I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas despite everything.
P.S. I am still trying to perfect the ability to walk in rain and not look like I’ve drowned afterwards. If anyone has any tips, I would highly appreciate it.