|The largest library in the world.|
|It sometimes gets wet in London. On such occasions the piazza|
has been designed to cause you harm.
|The mysery steps. Are they there or not?|
I noticed this in the rain some while ago and now I see that the British Library has noticed it too. They have had to put up signs everywhere warning that by walking across the piazza you are liable to slip, fall down, break a leg, crack your head open, or whatever, thanks to the thoughtlessness of the architects of the British Library.
|Alice in Wonderland.|
Imagine being the architect of a building whose piazza and entrance steps are so disfunctional that merely to walk upon their surfaces is dangerous and requires repeated warnings printed on bright yellow signs. Just the sort of architect, I guess, who would design the greatest Library in the world to look like an incinerator for burning books.
|Walking on the slippery white stone bands.|
|Staying on the brick.|
|A risky diagonal manoeuvre.|
|Gliding across the piazza.|