Random neat idea, reading a thread on pigeons, a link to an article on dovecotes, and look what I found!!
It's a revolving ladder, so you can reach in all the nests...
I want a round tall tower for my library, and a revolving ladder in it! Wouldn't that be AWESOME?!
Not this year, and probably not the next 15 years either... but a LOVELY pipe dream!!
So I'm thinking a tower like that, needs big stained glass windows up high, and a roof I can sit on, and put vines cascading down the sides, with floor to 20 foot high bookshelves accessed by a revolving ladder :)
Yay! Pipe dreams in the morning.
I always wanted a turret in my house! Sadly, I have a manufactured home, and a turret would look really silly attached to it, and I have no time or money to make one. But, that doesn't mean I still don't want one!!!
Imagine what could be done in that vein with an old cement silo. I would have books forever!
Also, I like stained glass well enough, Pearl, but I wouldn't do that without having a nice skylight for a ceiling. Imagine a platform at the top, just a ring, perhaps atop the shelves themselves, where your telescope lives, and a comfy reading area.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Chris: oh YES! Skylights are always required :)
I wonder how many books I could put in a tower? When I moved I could only bring 1000, maybe 1500. I sent more than 4000 books to a used bookstore. I cried. That's the only thing I cried for when I was purging stuff.
I sent a big collection of National Geographics not complete, but going back to 1906, to a large long term care veterans hospital. I called, asked if they wanted them "Oh yes!" "It takes up forty linear feet of shelf space. A LOT of Nat'l Geos!!" "OH YES!! Give me a week or so to clear space!!"