Often one needs to look up in New York. The buildings tower and the edifices, cornices, sculptures, and doo-dads glisten in the sunlight. However, it's intriguing to look down too and be captured by deep thoughts.
The New York Public Library is dauntingly massive and worth a public tour. Marble everywhere. Wood painted plaster. Murals. The official reading room (which is often seen in cinema) is amazing. Swarms of people are doing research, reading, thinking, and creating. It's fabulous and FREE. This is not a lending library. Instead the soul purpose is research with over forty miles of book stacks. FORTY MILES. The thought of all of those books makes me dizzy.
Or there's a map room. Or periodicals dating back to the 1800s. Or geneology. Or.................................the sky's the limit.