Traveling and blogging
It’s been a while… After very busy and eventful times, I am finally using the after-lunch nap of my kids in early August to catch up with my blog. Unfortunately, due to a lot of traveling for professional reasons and an appointment as a full professor at a new university, I was not able to keep up with updating my website. Fortunately though, during all my different travels to Stuttgart and Hamburg in Germany, Montreal in Canada, Detroit, Michigan, and Shanghai, I always planned at least half a day to go out
Books and stairs: Interior of the City Library in Stuttgart
Today, in this first post, I go back to one of my first trips in early May to Stuttgart in the south-west of Germany. While very happy to get back to the spot, where I spent a couple of years back as a student at a University near Stuttgart, I was highly enthusiastic to come to the city due to the quite recent public library: Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz. The city library was officially opened
This was also the first time that I had to register as a photographer and to ask for permission beforehand to shoot in the building. The authorization process was quite easy and quick, especially for me as an amateur photographer with a very minimalistic set-up: my Fuji XPro2 and my new Fuji XF 16mm 2.8 lens – purchased for this occasion.
On-site I was amazed by the interior design: minimalistic in plain whites and light colors and books everywhere – this second observation and enthusiasm it triggered, probably comes from my main job as an academic. As soon as there are books, I am happy.
Below are a couple of the pictures I took during my visit to the city library.
For more information on this stunning building and its history, please visit the website of the City Library Stuttgart.