September 9, 2009

a library about human imagination


I'm a fiend for libraries, and this one's pretty much out of this world.
Looming over the library is an original Sputnik 1 satellite, one of several backups the Soviets built. At far left is a model of NASA's experimental X-29 jet, with forward-swept wings. "It's the first plane that a pilot can't fly—only computers can handle it," Walker says. On the top of the center shelves are "scholar's rocks," natural formations believed by the Chinese to spur contemplation. Behind the rocks is a 15-foot-long model of the Saturn V rocket.

Jay Walker's library
2008, photographer Andrew Moore
from Wired Magazine

4 comments:

Steph said...

Whoa.

downtown guy said...

Did you look at the other pictures at that link?

Steph said...

This one made me dizzy and this one made me smile.

downtown guy said...

Beautiful, beautiful stuff.