North Shore Public Libraries

Ok, so it’s been a while since my last blog post. I’ve been busy. Today, thankfully, I was to enjoy this amazing fall weather and go for an adventure. It started out driving around the town of Lynn, Massachusetts, in search for a piece of historic architecture that would catch my eye. After driving around in circles and looking closely at what the sun was doing, I found myself parked in front of the Lynn Public Library. The architecture of public libraries in New England are very unique. Each old town offers something a little different, and so I decided to work my way around the towns nearby and do an inventory of sorts. This morning long assignment included Lynn, Nahant, Swampscott, Revere, and Malden.

I chose to get a wide shot of each building (not all wide shots are shown here), and then to go in close and get details or other angles. I will admit, the lighting is working against me in most of these images, but having experienced this (making notes with photographs), I plan on returning to these or other sites at different times of the day when the light can offer a little drama or activate the architecture.

If you know of a library in your area that is unique, historic, modern, brand new, or in need of some TLC, let me know and I’ll add your town to my list!


– JF