The George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Completed in 1878, the library was designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind to be a "cathedral of books." The neo-Grec interior features an atrium that, over a black and white marble floor, soars 61 feet to a latticed skylight surrounded by five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies and gold-scalloped columns. In 2002-2004, the library underwent a U$S1 million renovation.
Kendall Buster, Artist, Vessel Field, 2010, "forms are constructed out of industrially powder-coated steel hollow tube covered in a white semi-transparent shadecloth" ~ narrative from website, Photo courtesy homewoodphoto.jhu.edu
Vela Supernova Remnant ~ The plane of our Milky Way Galaxy runs through this complex and beautiful sky-scape. Centered on the brightest glowing filaments of the supernova remnant, an expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the supernova explosion that created the Vela remnant reached Earth about 11,000 years ago. The cosmic catastrophe also left behind an incredibly dense, rotating stellar core.