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The main branch of the New York Public Library is a hidden gem. Located on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, with the famous lions sitting guard outside, I would guess that many people walk by not knowing how beautiful the interior is. It is filled with artwork and wonderful architecture detail. I’ve always liked the long corridors on the main floor, but I hesitated posting a photo before. The interior is very dark, and I wasn’t sure if the exposure of the bright lights would be too distracting. I guess you’ll let me know. :-)

This Beaux-Arts building, made entirely of marble, opened in 1911. It sits on the site of the former Croton Reservoir, which supplied NYC's drinking water in the late 19th century. Behind the library is lovely Bryant Park.

On a side note, I had hoped to have some new photos this month, especially ones with the beautiful cherry blossom trees, but my back had other plans. I seem to have an injury to one of the disks in my lower back, and even walking short distances has been painful. I hope to be back on the streets with my camera soon!

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Additional Photos by Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 289 N: 3578] (13226)
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