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    Posted April 4, 2014 by
    San Francisco, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
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    Mill Valley Public Library


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     melashar said he and his wife were taking a stroll at an arts festival in Mill Valley, California, "when we discovered this library. I was so inspired by the natural beauty and surroundings of this place, I made a note to myself to go back to photograph it someday." He went back and did this photo shoot, which has inspired him to visit more libraries in the future.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I'm a professional photographer who recently did an architectural photo shoot at the Mill Valley Public Library in Marin County, 20 minutes north of San Francisco. Nestled in ancient redwood trees on the edge of a flowing creek beside an old mill, this is one of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever visited.


    This 100-year old library has modern, lodge-like interiors with high ceilings, polished hardwood floors and classy wooden furniture. It’s lit by soft overhead lights and rows of old fashioned lamps on the wooden tables. A large lounge area has comfortable couches and even a working fireplace.


    The pictures below are some of the many I shot in this library, and give a glimpse into just one floor of this architectural gem. If you're looking for a relaxing place to work, read or just enjoy the beauty of a redwood forest, visit the Mill Valley Public Library.


    You can see more of my work at melashar.com.

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