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[Photo Journal/A-Z Photo Story Challenge] E is for Edifice

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Fats here.

I am joining Frizz’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge today. Letter tagged this week is E, and I share this photo I took when I walked along downtown Wooster with my boyfriend and his parents. The structure in the background is the county courthouse. It was a beautiful day out, I must add.

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“We depend on our surroundings obliquely to embody the moods and ideas we respect and then to remind us of them. We look to our buildings to hold us, like a kind of psychological mould, to a helpful vision of ourselves. We arrange around us material forms which communicate to us what we need — but are at constant risk of forgetting what we need — within. We turn to wallpaper, benches, paintings and streets to staunch the disappearance of our true selves.”
— Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

9 comments on “[Photo Journal/A-Z Photo Story Challenge] E is for Edifice

  1. Is this the place where you are working now? The same library? How lovely!

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    • Fats Suela

      No. That’s actually a courthouse. I can probably feature photos of the library next time. =)

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  2. hi Fat, thanks for the interesting quotation: EMBODY THE MOODS: “…“We depend on our surroundings obliquely to embody the moods and ideas we respect and then to remind us of them. We look to our buildings to hold us, like a kind of psychological mould, to a helpful vision of ourselves…”
    P.S.: I had years, when I stared on the house of my childhood years, sitting on a chair of a Cafe just on the other side of the street. My parents were dead, other people lived in the house, the bridge to the past seemed to be broken. But the stories in my head became the bridge when I stared at this house and its windows…

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  3. Pingback: Embody The Moods | Flickr Comments

  4. hi Fats, you inspired to upload a new post (of course with back link to you):
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/embody-the-moods/
    greetings to Myra too!

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    • Fats Suela

      Hi Frizz! Thank you! Glad you enjoyed this post. We always tend to link objects with memories, and these memories flood our minds us every time we see an object of similar nature.

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  5. What a beautiful pic, Fats, and you can see the day looked just as beautiful 🙂

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