Friday, January 29, 2016

The Freedom Library


Marion County (in which Ocala is located) has an excellent public library system.

The Freedom Library is one of several branches of the Marion County Library, and is located in southwest Ocala. It is a fine institution and provides many wonderful services to the community.

Note:  My initial posting included a rant on the rabid right-wing nogoodniks who have a choke-hold on this community and are literally destroying our world.  While I'm not walking back what I said, it is probably best if such feelings are left unexpressed on a photo blog.



17 comments:

William Kendall said...

Libraries are one of the fundamentals of a healthy society. Why the Usual Suspects can't see it that way is a profound disappointment on so many levels.

Jens Hamn said...

your blog is good and original! I have a pleasant moment here with your beautiful photos, thank you for the travel and i will follow you with pleasure!

Bye J.Hamn

Sylvia K said...

This stirs up all the anger that I felt when I lived in the South and why I'll never live there again! Your last paragraph says it all. Thank you, Lowell.

Jack said...

Uh, nice picture. The rant? Not so much.

cieldequimper said...

Oh Lowell... :-)

RedPat said...

Politics - bah, blah! ;-)

Linda said...

Lovely photo, Lowell. :)

Kay said...

Probably best I missed the rant. I don't need much confirmation that we're headed to hell in a handbag.

Lois said...

Darn it, I have a feeling I would have enjoyed the rant Lowell! Sorry I missed it. Living in the state capital, I am reminded daily of those nogoodniks you referenced, including our so-called governor (who we refer to as "Voldemort" and not just because of what he looks like). Anyway, that's a nice looking library you have there!

Halcyon said...

DO "they" want to take away your library? Hope not! I certainly understand not wanting to make your political views open on your blog.

VP said...

Glad you spared us the rant...

Bob Poris said...

The problem is that the rest of the population, that can read, but do not bother, fail to vote the bad guys out of office. Perhaps they deserve what they get?

EG CameraGirl said...

A good library system is important to democracy. Sorry I missed your rant because in a democracy I think it's important to hear all sides of a story. But you are correct that it shouldn't be part of a photo blog. :)

Karl Demetz said...

A nice and modern looking library, Lowell !

Sharon Anck said...

I was on a similar rant just last night at a dinner party. Fortunately everyone there was like-minded.

LOLfromPasa said...

Great to see your splendid library. Hope it remains open for many years to come.

I will try and take some more photos inside Coventry Cathedral in the next couple of weeks. I was surprised to see that I have only done a few posts from inside. I tend to be drawn to the Cathedral ruins. I'll fix that! Have a good weekend!

magiceye said...

Beautiful airy with a lot of natural light. Perfect for a library!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson