Have you ever just wanted to go to the airport, no destination in particular, and just hop on the next available flight out of town?
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.”
Earth’s ice and vegetation cycle over a year
Sailboat in the Sea, Arseny Meschersky, 1870, unknown location
Locations of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd league football teams in Germany
I’m not entirely sure what this is trying to show, based upon the caption. These are the Budesliga 1 teams, the top division in germany. It is still very nice, but bear in mind these are only the for the highest division. A nice touch is that the stadia are named.
And in reality, this are the most famous teams in the german leagues. Historically, we really only need to add Kaiserslautern and Nuremberg, and then you have them all.
I should also mention that I have no ideas about SC Paderborn 07 (though the name suggests it was founded in 1907) which is quite good for a german team. Dont’ be fooled though, most german teams were originally (and many still are) multi-sport clubs. So it could be that this was a gymnastics or volleyball club. However, it is in the most football mad part of germany, so… bears some research.