Saturday, 26 May 2012

Top floor - well thumbed

This is my contribution to the Weekend in Black and White community.

24 comments:

Jim said...

Library, I assume?

Prem said...

You do great bw's here Julie. :D I love libraries... kind of bookish. hahaha!

HansHB said...

This is a great composition! Lovely to see. I like it in B&W!

Dragonstar said...

Second-hand bookshop? It looks a great place.

hamilton said...

I am thinking this is a second hand bookshop. And it looks great in B&W. Love the polished floor.

Julie said...

Yep, the two lower floors in the building are for new books and a coffee shop, but my favourite is the top floor. However, I am a bit wobbly to use the ladders. I found just the book I was looking for last evening. On ebay it was $84 but in Berkelouw's it was $22.50. And in good nick ... really chuffed I am.

HansHB said...

Thank you for your comment at my blog.

It is not a spatula, it is a cheese slicer (no= ostehøvel).
We use it on our brown cheese for cutting it in thin slices!

AL said...

My kind of place...this picture has the feeling of an old friend.

Francisca said...

I would like to walk right into this photo... it's visually pulling. And a great monochrome. I can learn so much about good photography just from looking at your shots, Julie.

Ann said...

I love that bookshop, haven't been there for years. Great DoF in this shot as well.

Birgitta said...

I like this! A great b&w shot!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful image! Have a nice day!

Joan Elizabeth said...

ooo I always feel at home in a bookshop. This is such a lovely shot.

I have only been to Berkelouw's in the city once. but whenever we are down the southern highlands we visit the book barn near Berrima.

There used to be a great 2nd hand bookshop in Crows Nest that tidied itself up but was still nice ... I wonder if it is still there.

Julie said...

Tyrrells ... Well when I google I find it is not called Tyrrells at all. That is just the building it is in. You can find it here

http://www.antiquebookshop.com.au/

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

reminds me of some of the second-hand bookshops I used to explore as a student four decades OK

Rune said...

Could use a day there. A good feeling about the picture. Have a nice weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This image was made for B&W, such a joy to see so many real books, I hope we will ALWAYS be able to find lush literary spots like this one!

Dimple said...

I love the wood floor and the "height enhancers" in this, and it looks like a great place to spend time!

TheChieftess said...

Definitely makes me want to walk right into this photo and start browsing!!!

Lachezar said...

Fabulous shot, captures the atmosphere of the old book store I can almost smell it!

brattcat said...

marvelous.

Joe said...

Tremendous black and white Julie. Great contrast and centre.

Laura said...

love the shine on the floor...looks like a well loved library.

Monica said...

I love the atmosphere in this picture. It works very well in b&w!
:)