Take a walk around Den Haag and you will find yourself in front of the filmhuis (film house). They show a lot of foreign movies from around the world in the film’s native language, though I personally have not viewed one there yet. Maybe if the film was Spanish and had subtitles…
What the picture above reminds me of, though, is the entrance of the NYPL library. Marco and I had taken a trip into the city in the Fall of 2008, when I still lived in Jersey and was getting my Masters.
To this day, neither Marco or I have figured out why they had the lights on the steps of the library, but it did make for a very beautiful picture! I’ll admit that when I first visited the NYPL library I was very excited, although what I found inside was not what I expected. It was definitely more research-oriented than public library orientated. A lot of huge old books and people studying. Of course, by the time we got there, I was tired and just wanted to rest, so perhaps I missed the better parts of the library.
I will say, however, that the iconic lions (leeuwen – so hard to pronounce – Marco spent 5 minutes straight trying to teach me!) that guard the front of the library were very nice to see in person.