Friday, April 20, 2018

Futuristic Flower Friday

Thursday Afternoon Mom and Dad took a ride over to N C State University to see the new state of the art Library and the resident BookBot... more on that further down.  
They could have stayed for hours but parking is an issue, only 1 hour at a time and you have to keep going back to the pay station to add to it.  Let me just say with
mom and dad's normal morning walk, buying groceries and then this field trip
they logged 12,376 steps on Thursday... 
Here are a few photos mom took outside and inside.
 First thing seen when entering the Library
It changes colors
 ALL of the stairs are YELLOW!!
 One of the many student lounges.
What a colorful building.  Mom was in TECHNICOLOR heaven

 She also saw some pretty flowers while walking around this beautiful building.
Lovely purple flowers
then she noticed what was shaped like cattails behind them.
She and dad both thought..they must be solar powered

She saw more futuristic cattails surrounded by the lovely yellow flowers
and a close up below

When she got home she did a search, and sure enough they are solar powered flowers.
Below is a photo of the building at night
courtesy of James B. Hunt Library on NC State Centennial Campus 
Mom says they must go back to see them for themselves at night.

Click here to read all about this very futuristic Library

Now for a few photos of this gorgeous new Library.

Here is the book storage area there are over 1 million books.
This state of the art storage allows for more room for students
and other services.
 Even BookBot is yellow.
There is one central location/control area where one goes to
enter a book request.

Click here to see a video of BookBot and here a demonstation


  1. Hari OM
    OMC what a fabulous place!!! I love all that symmetry and colour. Those stand lights are lovely... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Wow! That is some futuristic place!

  3. The BookBot is amazing, but I'm thinking I'd miss the simple pleasures of browsing the shelves.
    Bertie Boffin wants to point out that ALL flowers are solar powered!
    Cheers, Gail.

  4. What a spectacular library! My Mom could spend ALL DAY there (and probably all night until they found her curled up in a corner sleeping on a pile of books!)

    Hugs, Teddy

  5. My word, that place looks wonderful! Dad likes spending waaay too much time at the library here in Chapel Hill, which he and mom say is the best library ever, but I'm sure he'd have a field day over there. He'll have to check it out one of these weekends.

  6. What a fantastic library and the gardens are just beautiful!

  7. Wow, that is really something. Just gorgeous except I would be afraid of getting lost or not being able to find anything. Great pictures and thanks for telling us about it.

  8. Pretty flowers and that is some fancy library sweet Madi!

  9. What an amazing library! I've never seen anything like it. I must say, it's refreshing to see a university spend its money on an ultramodern library rather than, say, a new football stadium or gourmet luxe food court. I watched the video of the bot and thought, "why has no one ever thought of doing that before?" ;) I agree with Bouncing Bertie that I love browsing the shelves at "my" library. Students doing research probably don't have a lot of leisure time for that though!

  10. What a cool place! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  11. An amazing place. I love the flowers. I hope one day my 4 acre yard will be more than a 4 acre jungle.

  12. What a cool library. You found some pretty flowers there too.

  13. i have never seen anything like this amazing library, not even close and not even in a movie or in photos or on a blog. AMAZING is what it is.... every part of it. great photos to. thanks for the viewing. i would love to see those solar flowers in person....

  14. What a gawjuss building! WOW!!

  15. That is a very beautiful building! We love the look of those solar cattails. We'll have our Mom look them up, too. Thanks for sharing your photos!

  16. THat is a beautiful Library! Inside and out.

  17. That is so cool. I would like to visit there.XO

  18. WOW!!! That is beautiful library. And those futuristic flowers are just amazing. Mom would love to see that place too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  19. What a beautimouos library and what beautiful flowers your folks found!! Our Mama thinks the BookBot is VERY cool!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  20. This looks like a place that I'd like to hang out in!

  21. Even though this place is really breath-taking, I'm with Bertie about missing the browsing. I mean, how would I know what I want to read if I can't browse, right?

  22. Does that student lounge look almost like a throwback to the 60's or 70's to you? It did to me. It's a gorgeous library -- it does look very futuristic. I love the purple flowers. I think that they're lupines but they don't bloom here until a few months from now (our high elevation slows everything down!). Thanks for the tour! And that's A LOT of steps!

  23. That place looks cool. Thanks for sharing it with us

  24. That is amazing! I would LOVE to go visit in person one day. ♥


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