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!!"
I want a pantry like that! Bottom subterranean with cheese and wine, moving up to ferments and jars of produce, bags of flour, beans and rice, salami and hams hanging from the ladder and dried herbs hanging at the top.