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lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
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lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info
lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.
It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!
Zoom Info

lienwyn:

So I went to Visby for a week during the medieval fair thingie and forced all of my friends put up with me stopping every once in a while to take photos, because I just can’t help it now that I have a decent camera on my phone.

It’s not artistic per se but pretty enough, yeah? I had loads of fun if nothing else!

Oh! they turned out so pretty!!! I’m sure none of us minds waiting, not when the sights we get to look at in the meanwhile is this!

bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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