Library

France-lander

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 3 - a place to pass the time. 

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 3 - a place to pass the time. 

The second season of Outlander is set in France, and it has been a significant decor upgrade.  In season one, we were lucky when a room didn't have a dirt floor.  Now every set is lavish beyond compare.  

If you study this alternate angle, and pay closer attention to the books, they look like they are wallpaper.  See how everything is so perfectly flush.  I had assumed this was a real library, but now I think it is a built set.  And if that's the case, I am deeply impressed.  

In a later episode we follow Claire from the first library, into a second one.  This one feels "real" because the books are more haphazard on the shelf, and show more depth. 

Divergent Architecture for Brains

Divergent - Place were the "brains" work.

Divergent - Place were the "brains" work.

Loved seeing the new Joe and Rika Manueto Library, at The University of Chicago, featured in Divergent.  Back when I went to school there, it was just a patch of lawn next to the Regenstein Library (that concrete building).  

There was a persistent rumor that the Regenstein was designed with those long thing windows because the benefactor invented the plastic window in envelopes.  If you knew how dorky U of C is, it would make total sense that this was one of the hottest rumors on campus.