The Boston Public Library is recognized as the second largest Public Library in the US, behind only the Library of Congress. The main building, also known as the McKim Building, at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets in Copley Square, opened in 1895 and was designed by Charles Follen McKim in the Italian renaissance style to resemble a classic Roman palace including a central courtyard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its architectural and historical significance.
It's a daunting endeavor to try and capture the grandeur and beauty of the interiors of this magnificent building in the two-dimensional format of photography. Here are a few of the photographs I made during a recent visit. My awe and curiosity for this space have not been sated, and I'm sure to be back there soon with my camera and tripod.