Look Up!

Look up, you never know what you are missing by not lifting your eyes to the heavens. This beautiful stained glass ceiling at the Lincoln, Illinois Public Library is an example. While stopping by to deliver Senior News & Time’s latest edition with Linda Keeler at the library, I took a second to look up and saw this beautiful ceiling!

This is one of the many Carnegie Libraries built through the generous funds of Andrew Carnegie. The history section the library shares, “In 1901 the City of Lincoln received the grant for a new library. Combined with the donation by will of a home and two lots by Isabel Nash and gifts by Stephen Foley, the City and Lincoln Public Library constructed a “classic” , style library structure designed by W. A. Otis, of Chicago, in Lincoln, IL. Other than maintenance and alterations not affecting the structure’s character, the only significant change has been the remodeling and opening of the basement during 1972-1974.”

If I hadn’t looked up I would have missed this amazing site. I find myself often with my face buried in my phone and not paying enough attention to my surroundings. This spring I hope to keep eyes open and head up and who knows what sights I will see!